Statehouse Democrats in Indiana are joining Democratic senators from Wisconsin in fleeing their state in a move to prevent the General Assembly from taking an anti-union vote. The exodus by Indiana Democrats was orchestrated because state Republicans were pushing a bill that would ban unions and companies from agreeing to a contract that requires non-union members to pay fees for representation.
Two Democrats were present in Indianapolis this morning in order to file their motion. But quorum of 67 legislators was not reached because the rest of the Dems left town. Reports indicated that the Democrats were heading to Illinois, though some could travel to Kentucky. Either way, their goal is to travel to a state with a Democratic governor who would not force them back to Indiana.