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A meeting Wednesday between Republican Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma and Democratic leader Patrick Bauer was called “positive” but did not produce an end to their weeklong stalemate.

Bauer drive to the Indiana statehouse from Illinois, where many House Democrats have been sequestered in protest of the GOP legislative agenda.

The two leaders discussed labor and education bills that Democrats find objectionable and want withdrawn from consideration.

Bosma says he won’t take any bills off the calendar. Bauer planned to return to Urbana, Illinois but said the two sides moved a bit closer to compromise.

Several other lawmakers from both parties sat in on the talks.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation."