Indiana Statehouse Capacity Limit Angers Democrats
A plan by Indiana officials to limit the number of people who can be inside the Statehouse at any given time has angered Indiana Democrats and union officials.
State police, homeland security officials and the state fire marshal's office announced Friday that they've decided to cap the number of people who can be inside the Statehouse at 3,000.
The Indianapolis Star reports (http://indy.st/vceGvi ) that because that includes the 1,700 employees who work in the building, the number of non-employees who could assemble in the building on any given day would range between 1,000 and 1,500.
House Democratic Minority Leader Patrick Bauer of South Bend says the policy is intended to prevent Hoosiers from protesting a proposed ban on workers from being required under labor contracts to pay union fees.