Second half of 2012 General Assembly arrives quietly

The Indiana General Assembly entered the second half of the 2012 session today in a new atmosphere.  Gone are the protesters as well as the controversial right to work bill that drew them to the Statehouse.  The Statehouse hallways are suddenly quiet, eerily quiet.  “Almost like the difference between day and night,” says state Senate doorkeeper Bill Hart. Where crowds chanted and jeered last week, state officials including Attorney General Greg Zoeller,now pass unmolested and without security.  State police are still there, but not many of them.  And they are no longer posted outside the governor’s office where the floors…