Legislature

During his State-of-the-State address, Governor Mitch Daniels said Indiana is one of the most business-friendly states in the country.

And according to one local legislator, that is why a Right-To-Work bill is unnecessary.

Democratic Representative Sheila Klinker says the current business climate means Indiana should keep the status quo.

However, Lafayette-area Republican Representative Randy Truitt says the state can still improve, and pushing ahead with the bill will make Indiana more marketable for recruiting business.

Indiana lawmakers return to Indianapolis January 4th for the new session.  The top issue appears to be a bill that would give Hoosiers the option to join a union as opposed to being required to pay dues.   As WBAA’s Sam Klemet explains, those on both sides say there are economic benefits and drawbacks.