Right-to-work, smoking ban were only two of a long list of actions taken.
The agency in charge of attracting business expansions to Indiana unanimously passed a resolution to support a right-to-work law, arguing that the state is automatically eliminated from many economic deals because it lacks such legislation.
NBA players and owners reached a tentative agreement early Saturday to end the 149-day lockout and hope to begin the delayed season with a marquee tripleheader Dec. 25. Most of a season that seemed in jeopardy of being lost entirely will be salvaged if both sides approve the handshake deal.
The Indiana Pacers have already lost eight preseason games and eight regular-season games, with half of those events scheduled for Conseco Fieldhouse. Extending the stoppage through Dec. 15 will cost the Pacers another 15 games, including six at home.
National Basketball Association players rejected the league's latest offer Monday and have begun the process to disband the union. The decision likely jeopardizes the season.
The decision has little impact on the thousands of Indiana GM and Chrysler workers. As part of 2009 government bailouts, the two firms and their workers had to agree not to strike over wages.
The NFL Players Association executive board and 32 team reps have voted unanimously to approve the terms of a deal to the end the 4½-month lockout.
Competition from a new, state-of-the-art Rolls-Royce factory in Virginia drove contract talks in Indianapolis between the company and a union representing 1,700 of its workers here.
The NFL and the players' union no longer have months or weeks or days to reach a new collective bargaining agreement. If they don't get it done before Thursday turns to Friday on the East Coast, pro football's first work stoppage since 1987 is almost a certainty.
Democratic legislators are staying away from the Indiana House chamber, blocking the Republican majority from conducting business while hundreds of union members crowd the adjourning hallways in protest of a contentious labor bill.
Union supporters shouted "lie" and "shame" at members of a Republican-led Indiana House committee who voted in favor of so-called right-to-work legislation, after impassioned arguments that it was aimed at weakening unions and would drive down wages.