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Indiana House Enters Second Day on Hold

Indiana's House of Representatives is entering its second day at a standstill as House Democrats dig in against a divisive labor bill.

Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma and House Democratic Leader Patrick Bauer spoke briefly for the first time since Democrats announced Wednesday that they were stalling business in the chamber because of the labor bill.

Bosma spokeswoman Tory Flynn said the two spoke Thursday morning during a taping for a television program but didn't agree on a meeting to resume work.

Bauer said Wednesday his party members would stall business until Bosma agrees to more public hearings on "right-to-work'' legislation.

That proposal to bar unions from collecting mandatory fees from all workers at a private business drew hundreds of union protesters to the Statehouse on Wednesday's opening day.

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