Government
11:49 am
Wed January 4, 2012

IN Statehouse capacity limit removed after a few hours

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has reversed a decision to limit the number of people allowed in the Statehouse.

The occupancy of the Capitol was set at 3,000 people, which includes staff and lawmakers.

Daniels says complaints the limit would hinder public access to the democratic process led to the decision. However, he says public safety is an issue and if problems come up, the state police will handle the situation.

Large crowds are expected at the Statehouse as the General Assembly resumes work Wednesday and throughout the session over such issues as Right to Work legislation and a proposed statewide smoking ban.