Democrats aim to recover from ‘disaster’ session

As Indiana's Republican lawmakers and GOP Gov. Mitch Daniels celebrate huge agenda victories, Democrats are trying to move past a legislative session that was devastating to them and their supporters.

Democratic House Minority Leader Patrick Bauer of South Bend says the 2011 session that ended Friday night was a "complete disaster."

Republicans who control the Statehouse successfully pushed an agenda that includes a corporate tax cut, a bill cutting off funding to Planned Parenthood and education initiatives that critics contend devastate public schools.

Some Democrats think the best way to approach 2012 elections is to allow the GOP agenda to backfire. Bauer says the public has "woken up" to see the consequences of one-party control.

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