It was not a good day for the taxpayer. The Governor’s tax hike won by a count of 14-8.
Contrary to the assertions of the Washington Post, the bill had four Democrats voting in favor, not two. In fact, it needed those Democrats to pass. Had all seven Democrats voted “no”, the bill would have failed 12-10.
Five Republicans voted against it: R. Lee Ware, Kathy Byron, Mark Cole, Ben Cline, and Bob Marshall.
So now it goes to the floor…with majority support from both parties so far.
I’m just sayin’