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Union supporters in Indiana have won at least a temporary victory. The state’s Republicans axed their anti-union “right-to-work” bill Wednesday after House Democrats fled the state Tuesday. The Senate’s president pro tempore said introducing the bill was “a mistake,” and he encouraged the House speaker to drop the bill “because of the chance it would blow up the session.” He ultimately had the backing of the House speaker and Gov. Mitch Daniels, who said, “I thought there was a better time and place” for the debate and rejected the idea of sending state troopers to round up MIA lawmakers. (Max Eden thinks Daniels should run for president; Ben Smith isn’t so sure.) That doesn’t mean Indiana lawmakers have totally given up on the idea of limiting unions’ rights.

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Story Compliments Of  The Courier Journal / Slate.com