Monday, March 28, 2011

Hoosier House Dems Go Marching Home

The AP report has union members cheering the return, so, not following the nuance of the whole thing, I'll take their word that they got what they wanted. This report comes from Chicago Breaking earlier in the day:

Indiana House Democrats who fled the state nearly six weeks ago to protest a Republican agenda they considered an assault on labor unions and public education planned to return to the Statehouse today, ending one of the longest legislative walkouts in recent U.S. history.

Minority Leader Patrick Bauer said he and his fellow Democrats would return from their headquarters-in-exile in Urbana after winning concessions from Republicans over recent weeks on several proposals.

"This timeout gave millions of Hoosiers a real voice in their state government," Bauer, D-South Bend, said in a statement.

"Winning concessions from the Republicans". Say that out loud. Say it again. Doesn't it sound nice? Doesn't it sound like something we need to hear uttered more often?

You bet it does. Wish there were a way we could get it uttered in Lansing. C'mon people, get your creative thinking caps on...