Hoosier Lawmaker Sues Over Walkout Fines

By Scott Sarvay

June 17, 2011 Updated Jun 17, 2011 at 4:34 PM EST

INDIANA (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - A state lawmaker is challenging the $3,000 fines levied during the House Democratic walkout.

Representative William Crawford contends elected officials are still employees, and state and federal law expressly prohibit docking employees' paychecks.

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