(Indianapolis, Ind.) - House Democrats remain out of the state Monday as their protest of what they're calling a "radical agenda" by majority Republicans enters its third week.
On their Facebook page, House Democrats said they have agreed to forgo being paid for the time they have been in Illinois in protest.
Minority Leader Patrick Bauer (D-South Bend) met with House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) for an hour toward the end of last week, but declined to give a hint as to when his caucus would come back.
Republicans are considering fining Democrats $250 per day beginning Monday for their walkout.
Meanwhile, several hundred of the Democrats biggest supporters took to the statehouse steps Saturday.
Teachers were protesting the education agenda of Governor Daniels and majority Republicans.
The rally was organized by the Indiana State Teachers Association and the National Education Association.
Teachers are upset with plans to change collective bargaining for their unions and school voucher programs.
Protesters said despite their rally and a walkout by state House Democrats, they don't think many Republicans are listening to their concerns.