The coming legislative session in Indiana may be the "short session," but it's sure to be an explosive one as lawmakers will tackle the contentious issue of making Indiana a "Right to Work" state.
Republican leaders have vowed that this will be their top legislative priority in 2012: to make sure that a worker not be forced to pay union dues as a condition of employment. By ensuring as much, the state is likely to be more attractive to businesses looking to find a state to set up shop (or move to, as in the case of the Boeing ordeal in South Carolina).
This was one of the reasons that Democrats packed up and walked off their jobs last year. It's possible that will happen again this year as unions are already making preparation to hold their versions of Custer's Last Stand at the Statehouse come January 4.
On Monday's show, Peter talked with Republican State Senator Jim Buck about the legislation, why he favors it, and how he responds to some of the myths and criticisms that surround the debate.
Hear the first segment here (Buck explains the logic behind the legislation).
Hear the second segment here (Buck discusses the opposition to the legislation).