*** UPDATED x1 *** Sen. Dale Righter cleans up Eastern Bloc member’s mess
Saturday, May 23, 2020
* From the Senate pool report today…
* OK, let’s back up a bit. The Charleston TIF would be in Rep. Chris Miller’s (R-Oakland) district. Last weekend…
Yeah. Probably not a good move.
* On Thursday, the House passed SB2052, which didn’t include Charleston’s TIF extension, 97-14. Miller voted against it.
Miller is a member of that new sub-caucus.
Also on Friday, Miller asked the House Executive Committee to advance his own TIF bill for Charleston. It was rejected 5-6, with GOP Rep. Grant Wehrle also voting against it.
House Republican Leader Jim Durkin then personally intervened and Exec unanimously approved sending the bill to the floor.
* Today, Sen. Dale Righter, who also represents Charleston, found a vehicle bill, worked his colleagues hard and passed the stand-alone through his chamber, ultimately receiving a standing ovation for his efforts.
I refer you back to what I wrote on Thursday…
And now we wait to see what Rep. Miller (no relation) and the House do about the two Charleston TIF bills awaiting action in the chamber.
*** UPDATE *** The House decided not to take up either bill. So Charleston still doesn’t have its TIF extension.