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03-04-2011, 07:59 PM
Indiana House sets $250 daily fines for boycotters

Indiana's House Republicans have approved $250-a-day fines against Democratic legislators who are boycotting the Statehouse. The fines will start Monday.

Most House Democrats skipped Thursday morning's floor session, extending their stay at an Urbana, Ill., hotel to an 11th day and preventing action on labor and education bills they oppose. The boycott denies the House the quorum needed to conduct business.

House Speaker Brian Bosma says Democratic leader Patrick Bauer has told him the boycotting members will not return Friday either. Bosma says he will hold off on formally censuring them as he had discussed earlier.

Democratic Rep. Kreg Battles of Vincennes says threatening fines won't resolve the legislative dispute.

Such fines have been threatened in previous House walkouts, but have been waived when the minority party returns.


Should be up front before they are allowed to retake their seats, or take them off to jail.

03-04-2011, 09:31 PM
What is making these Democrats think that the "I'll just take my ball and go home" approach is prudent?

03-04-2011, 09:36 PM
It's funny how the lambasted the Republicans as the party of NO and now that they are in the minority - they run away when they can't get their way. :rolleyes: Entitlement mentality anyone?

03-04-2011, 10:40 PM
Daniel's posted this on his Facebook:

Our House D's are still in Illinois, land of overspending and higher taxes, where they must feel right at home. They bankrupted IN last time they got the chance, but we're not going to let 'em do it again. Be patient; I'll keep 'em here til New Year's if that's what it takes.

IN was in such a mess and all the dems in the state through a shitfit when he came into office and leased out 80/90 toll road and changed the state from a totally screwed up DST to one that follows along with the rest of the country (minus goofs in AZ) and turned the state into the black which neither of his Processors could do.