A proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and civil unions in Indiana passed a Senate committee Wednesday.
Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett testified on a number of ideas, including the new school funding formula.
Right to Work committees began an ad campaign aimed at pressuring the Governor and the Speaker to bring back Democrats and vote on Right to Work legislation.
The House still needs a quorum to do official business.
House Speaker Brian Bosma said he continues to speak with Minority Leader Pat Bauer, but there has been no real progress.
Bauer said the conversation returned the two sides to where they were last week after Bauer visited the Statehouse.
Speaker Brian Bosma said if the House goes into a special session, the agenda will not be reduced from the current calendar.
As the third week of the Indiana Democrat hold-out begins, the House remains unable to do business.
Anyone failing or refusing a drug test would no longer be eligible to receive unemployment benefits until they find a job and work for eight weeks.
Pat Bauer said he sees progress towards negotiations, but that the progress is limited to communication through the media.