Don’t normally link to the Huffington Post, but:
Last year when the R’s had a supermajority, Mitch prevailed upon them to drop Right To Work legislation when the D’s walked out, saying we just had to ‘reform’ local governments and ‘reform’ education. Note to Mitch: The economy was bad last year, too. Is there something else in play this year?
This year the D’s, while not absconding to Illinois, have still boycotted the opening sessions of the Legislature. The R’s still have a supermajority and are not going to drop RTW this time. However, they are ready to cave on an amendment which would allow the legislation to proceed, but which would provide for the question to also be placed on the ballot next year in the form of a referendum. This has never been done before in the State of Indiana on a law passed by the legislature. There is some question on the constitutionality of it.
Also, in addition to planned protests the weekend before the Super Bowl, which Indianapolis is hosting this year, there are rumors of possible disruptions to SuperBowl-related events or protests at the game venue itself.
Update: Late word is that the Indiana Senate has rejected the referendum amendment. So between threats from Al Quaeda and threats from Organized Labor, your Super Bowl this year could be a little dicey, unless the governor once again uses his influence and proposes a……..truce.