Democratic leader Patrick Bauer traveled to the Statehouse and met privately Wednesday afternoon with Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma. Their discussion centered on a bill changing the regulations covering wages and other matters for workers on government construction projects.
The meeting didn't immediately resolve the standoff, but both leaders characterized it as positive.
Bauer said it was likely impractical for Democrats to return to the House floor on Thursday because he and Bosma needed to discuss the issues with other members.
Most House Democrats left for Urbana, Ill., on Feb. 22 in protest of Republican-backed education- and labor-related bills.