House Members React to Right to Work

By Max Resnik

January 26, 2012 Updated Jan 26, 2012 at 7:24 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – It was business as usual at the Statehouse 24 hours after Right to Work cleared the Indiana House.

State Rep. Jerry Torr (R-39), author of the House bill, says Wednesday’s landmark vote will bring more jobs to Indiana.

“I’ve been trying to do this for about eight years now, almost nine, and I think it was historic. It will be the first Right to Work state with no Right to Work border, and I think it’ll be a great thing for Hoosiers out of work.”

State Rep. Win Moses (D-81), who rallied against the Right to Work legislation and helped to lead the Democratic Caucus in their fight against it, says Wednesday’s vote represents a sad time in the Hoosier State.

“I’m still rather saddened. I don’t think people understand what a great change this is going to make in their wages over the next few years. When they do understand that, I think we’ll probably revisit this next year.”

After clearing the House in a 54-44 vote Wednesday, the bill will now head to the Senate for second and third reads before heading to Governor Mitch Daniels’ (R) desk for his signature.

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