(Indianapolis, Ind.) – First Wisconsin, now Indiana is missing its Democrats.
Only two Democrats reported to the floor of the Indiana House of Representatives Tuesday morning. The other 38 are elsewhere, perhaps out of state.
With only 58 of the 100 House members in attendance there are not enough for a quorum to vote on any bills.
Democrats are symbolically standing against House Bill 1468, which seeks to prohibit union membership from being a condition for employment. The proposal has caused much friction in the halls of the statehouse where close to 4,000 union members gathered to protest Monday.
The Indianapolis Star reports many of the Democrats may be heading to Illinois and Kentucky, where police cannot round them up and bring them back to the state capitol.
House speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) called for a recess at noon. House members will be able to reconvene at 2:00 p.m.
Eagle 99.3 spoke to House District 68 State Representative Jud McMillin (R-Brookville). He was on the House floor and said there were only a few people wandering.
McMillin said the stoppage today means he will not be able to hold a planned town hall meeting at Vevay Middle School in Switzerland County Wednesday night. McMillin is working to reschedule.