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House passes budget 65-45 - BIMP passes 62-46 - Grocery tax elimination sails 86-20 - Revenue omnibus put on postponed consideration - Motion to reconsider passes - But big problem and Dems will have to suspend the rules - Concurrence motion finally passes as GOP gives up

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - Posted by Rich Miller

* Keep an eye on the live session coverage post for instant updates. The House just passed the Fiscal Year 2025 budget. The seven Democratic “No” votes were Reps. Harry Benton, Anthony DeLuca, Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, Katie Stuart, Nabeela Syed, Larry Walsh and Lance Yednock (none of whom spoke in debate)…

All of the absent Democrats had been earlier excused.

The bill will soon be sent to the governor.

…Adding… The BIMP bill just passed with 62 votes. Democratic Reps. who voted “No” were Benton, Matt Hanson, Gregg Johnson, Stephanie Kifowit, Sue Scherer, Stuart, Walsh and Yednock (none of whom spoke in debate)…

Reps. Carol Ammons and Lilian Jiménez were noticeably absent.

…Adding… Democratic Reps. Diane Blair-Sherlock, Terra Costa Howard and Lance Yednock were the “No” votes on eliminating the grocery tax (none of whom spoke in debate)…

Reps. Ammons and Jiménez returned to the roll call.

…Adding… The revenue omnibus has bee put on postponed consideration after Assistant Majority Leader Aaron Ortiz was verified off the roll call. Here’s the original vote…

Stay tuned.

Democratic Reps. Benton, Sharon Chung, Costa Howard, Fred Crespo, DeLuca, Gong-Gershowitz, Kifowit, Scherer, Stuart, Syed, Walsh, Yednock were all “No” votes. Crespo spoke negatively about the bill in debate.

…Adding… Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz has moved to reconsider the vote. JGG had voted “No.” But the Republicans are claiming there was no recorded vote, so there’s no motion to reconsider. The Democrats said the record was taken, but the Republicans say that didn’t happen.

…Adding… Motion to reconsider…

…Adding… Second concurrence motion, but there’s a verification request…

…Adding… A Republican, Rep. Randy Frese, flipped.

…Adding… I’m told Democratic Rep. Larry Walsh was supposed to flip to Yes, then saw the roll call hit sixty and went back to No. If Frese is verified off, they’re back at 59.

…Adding… If Frese is off, the bill will die by rule. But the Democrats can vote to suspend the rule, if they can find enough votes.

…Adding… Frese is verified off and the Democrats move to suspend the rule.

…Adding… Motion to suspend the rule passes, then Gong Gershowitz moves to reconsider the vote. That vote passes.

…Adding… Concurrence motion passes again, but waiting on verification.

…Adding… Republicans gave up on the verification. Here’s the roll call…

       

13 Comments
  1. - SpiDem - Wednesday, May 29, 24 @ 3:56 am:

    They seems to be trying to bring the revenue bill back to vote while tabling the motion to postpone consideration, which I don’t think you can do after a verification has been done and they cleared the board


  2. - Been There - Wednesday, May 29, 24 @ 4:31 am:

    The kid is supposed to be a leader. Where is Ortiz?


  3. - State of the Union - Wednesday, May 29, 24 @ 4:43 am:

    Complete abuse of power. Complete abuse of House Rules. Complete abuse all around.


  4. - SpiDem - Wednesday, May 29, 24 @ 4:47 am:

    That was the most dazzling display of parliamentary incompetence I have ever seen.

    Just an absolute embarrassment


  5. - Eire17 - Wednesday, May 29, 24 @ 4:56 am:

    I wonder if the GOP is thinking about filing for an injunction on all of this? Try to prevent implementation based on rules violation thereby making this unconstitutional? Random thought.


  6. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, May 29, 24 @ 5:31 am:

    ===based on rules violation===

    They suspended the rules.


  7. - Eire17 - Wednesday, May 29, 24 @ 5:34 am:

    And does the vote to suspend hold up if they file an action?


  8. - Not It - Wednesday, May 29, 24 @ 5:52 am:

    Why are so many Democrats absent? Did they forget this is adjournment week? Did their social calendars and vacations conflict with their work calendars?


  9. - Walker - Wednesday, May 29, 24 @ 5:53 am:

    This isn’t as much about public policy or fiscal management — as about feelings of respect.
    (Also why MAGA)

    We will overcome to the extent we value individuals. Me too.


  10. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, May 29, 24 @ 6:43 am:

    ===does the vote to suspend hold up===

    It’s their rules.


  11. - fs - Wednesday, May 29, 24 @ 7:03 am:

    Those who write the rules can change the rules. Always has been true, always will be true.


  12. - low level - Wednesday, May 29, 24 @ 9:02 am:

    Embarrassing. Say whatever you will about him but under Madigan the votes would have been ready to go when called.


  13. - DougChicago - Wednesday, May 29, 24 @ 10:09 am:

    The enrolled bill rule will prevent the procedural actions from ever being judicially reviewed.


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