Bauer proposes suspending the state’s gas tax and gas sales tax this summer.
Indiana House business was delayed Thursday as Democrats met to discuss issues they’re concerned about moving forward for the rest of the session.
State lawmakers wasted no time once Democrats returned to the capital Monday following a five-week walkout.
Walkout ends after a month long standoff between Republicans and Democrats over a number of pieces of legislation.
House Democrats say they want to be satisfied some Republican legislation is not unconstitutional before they return to the Statehouse from Illinois.
Bauer said the conversation returned the two sides to where they were last week after Bauer visited the Statehouse.
Indianapolis State Senator Greg Taylor is back from to Illinois after visiting his House colleagues there Wednesday.
There may be room for negotiation on one of the bills Indiana House Democrats say is a key to their return.
Bauer cited two labor bills in particular that Democrats need assurances about, whether by changing the legislation or dropping it entirely.
Pat Bauer said he sees progress towards negotiations, but that the progress is limited to communication through the media.