[r88] Speaker Bosma: "Actions have consequences" (10/6/2011)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Start Date: 10/6/2011 All Day
End Date: 10/6/2011
House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) issued the following statement regarding today's legal proceeding of Crawford v. Auditor Berry, Speaker Bosma, Principal Clerk Spotts, and the State of Indiana:

STATEHOUSE - "The fines levied against those who refused to show up for work for 35 consecutive days by those present and ready to do the taxpayers' business were adopted pursuant to the rules unanimously approved by members of the House. We clearly communicated the decision to fine every absent member prior to imposing the fine. Actions have consequences and we communicated that clearly to the boycotting Democrats. We stand by our decision, and believe the courts will as well."