INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana House Democrats are showing no signs of returning to the Statehouse as Republican leaders plan to try again to convene the chamber nearly a month after Democrats began their walkout.
Republican Statehouse leaders said last week that they were finished negotiating with the boycotting Democrats and would start working around them. For example, the GOP-ruled Senate is holding budget hearings starting Monday.
But the House will still try to convene Monday.
Democrats fled to Illinois nearly a month ago on Feb. 22 to deny the chamber the quorum it needs to do business and derail bills they consider an attack on labor unions and public education.
House Minority Leader Patrick Bauer of South Bend said last week that Democrats didn't expect to return Monday.