Gov. Mitch Daniels signed "right to work" legislation this afternoon without a ceremony, making Indiana the 23rd state in the nation with the law.(full story at indystar.com)
Supporters said businesses already were lining up to expand or come to Indiana. Opponents had their eye on November's elections, hoping the anger that brought thousands of progressive protesters to the Statehouse will propel them to the ballot box to vote against Republicans who pushed the bill.
Daniels skipped the public signing ceremony that usually accompanies a legislative triumph. He and Republican legislative leaders had made passage of the law, which bans union contracts that require fees from nonmembers, their top priority.
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