News From Terre Haute, Indiana

February 25, 2011

BREAKING: Indiana Democrats to spend weekend in Illinois


Associated Press

URBANA, Ill. — Indiana House Minority Leader Pat Bauer says he and about 30 other Democrats will stay in Illinois at least through the weekend as they try to prevent votes on contentious education and labor legislation backed by Republicans.

After that, Bauer isn’t sure how much longer his group will stay. He said today that they’ll make decisions “one day at a time.”

Bauer said he also expects a group of supporters from Indiana to arrive Saturday at the hotel in Urbana where Democrats have been staying most of the week. He said he wasn’t’ sure how many people were coming.

Neither Republicans nor Democrats have budged since the stalemate began Tuesday. The House is in recess until Monday, but protesters on both sides staged small demonstrations today at the Statehouse.