With no movement from either side in the Indiana House, Democrats remain in Illinois and the House remains without a quorum. Democratic Minority Leader Pat Bauer said the Democrats want more assurances from Republicans than just the willingness to hear amendments on the floor.
“Yeah, they’ll consider them, but so what, you just blow them away, bang! If they would say they would accept some amendments, that’s a whole different story,” Bauer said.
He said he’s willing to negotiate anytime, anywhere. House Speaker Brian Bosma says Bauer hasn’t told him that.
“If they’re holding the process hostage, I’m not responding in a positive way to that. I’m just not going to reward the behavior,” Bosma said.
The Speaker said he’s willing to listen to good ideas on amendments and bills, but needs the Democrats to return first.