Democratic Representative Shelli Vandenburgh says she and her colleagues want to return, but they believe the public needs to learn more about the GOP proposals.
House Speaker Brian Bosma says Democratic leader Patrick Bauer has told him the boycotting members will not return Friday. Bosma says he will hold off on formall censuring them as he had discussed earlier.
The fines will begin Monday. Such charges have been threatened in previous House walkouts, but have been waived when the minority party returns.