Topic: Andrew Downs
The Indiana legislature has passed a bill to defund Planned Parenthood. Gov. Mitch Daniels (R), a moderate with potential presidential aspirations, must decide whether to sign it.
Compromises on several Republican-backed initiatives led the 39 Indiana Democrats to return home Monday, and the state's House met in session for the first time in five weeks.
In Indiana, Democratic state legislators are balking at the Republicans' entire agenda – not just a single bill, as was the case in Wisconsin. That has made compromise difficult.