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Archive for February, 2011

Follow the Money

Monday, February 28th, 2011

This was original posted at Capitol and Washington by Mike O’Brien.  You can call him a partisan, but it does raise some interesting questions. ******** As we pointed out yesterday, and Jim Shella’s blog alluded to today, questions are starting to be asked around how the Indiana Democratic Party can afford to foot a $2,500-per-day hotel bill […]

Constituent Service?

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Check out this e-mail from an Indiana Statehouse lawmaker to a constituent regarding the Democratic walkout.  The constituent wanted to know why the lawmaker wasn’t back at the Capitol. Get informed! This isn’t all about the Right to Work bill, where have you been! The worst legislation is the so called education “reform”. I wont […]

Won’t You Come Home

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Alright, who didn’t figure this was going to happen? Aiming Higher Ad

Death of a Party

Monday, February 28th, 2011

This post originally appeared on the Capitol & Washington blog by my friend Cam Savage.   I thought it was worth re-posting here.  While partisan, Cam does make some very salient points that are worth considering. ****** With the announcement that Indiana House Democrats will not return to their duties at the Statehouse Monday, it is […]

Some Rules to Live By

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

I saw this posted in the comment section of the on-line edition of the Springfield State Journal-Register regarding a news story about Indiana Democrats who are hanging out in my home state of Illinois.   I thought they summed things up pretty well with respect to the Statehouse Stalemate. Life isn’t fair. You don’t always get […]

Carpe Per Diem

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

It looks like the Indiana “Statehouse Stalemate”  will continue through Monday.   House Democratic leader Pat Bauer put out the following statement Friday afternoon… “Our members will be staying in Urbana, Illinois, this weekend.  We will not be returning for the House floor session on Monday.  There has been no progress in negotiations.” Depending on when […]

Back Home Again, In Indiana?

Friday, February 25th, 2011

It looks like some Indiana House Democrats may be back in town this weekend.  I just pulled this information off the Indianapolis Education Associations website. Click below for flier! Rally Tear Offs[1].pdf A RALLY FOR Public Education will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2011 from 11:30a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the ISTA Shadeland Office […]

State of the City

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard delivered his State of the City address tonight.  If you’re a Republican, you liked it.  A Democrat, you probably boycotted it.  I’ve embedded the speech here so you can read it for yourself. I’ll have some thoughts later this weekend. 2.24.11 mayor ballard delivers 2011 state of the city address View […]

Four Day Weekend

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

House Speaker Brian Bosma says he’s been told by Democrats that they won’t be back today or tomorrow, denying the chamber a quorum.   House Democrats Scott Pelath, Cherish Pryor and Steve Stemler were present.   The Speaker, Governor and Senate leader have all agreed to extend the passage date of all bills to next Friday. Meanwhile, […]

Declare Victory and Retreat!!!

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

I know this is going to sound weird coming from me of all people, but sometimes you need to know when to stop talking, declare victory and immediately run like hell.    This advice I give to Indiana House Democrats who are holding out in my mom’s hometown of Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.   (For the record I told […]