Sunday, April 26, 2009

SB 5433 passes on a tie breaking vote!

SB 5433 the local options bill, which gives transit agencies more funding options, passed the Senate 25-24 with Senator Benton excused. Talk about legislative drama, the final passage of the bill was 24-24-1 and then the President of the Senate, Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen broke the tie in our favor making it 25-24-1. This is good news for transit funding. Seeing this close of a vote on the floor is extremely rare.

To view to the final roll call of the bill go here .

All of the Republicans voted against it except Dan Swecker from the 20th District.

The Democrats who voted against it were Senators Eide, Franklin, Transportation Chair Haugen, Hobbs, Kauffman, Kilmer, Marr, and Sheldon.


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