For the 2nd time, The House Speaker was met with defeat. This time it happened in the Joint Committee on Appropriations and Budget.
A Tobacco tax vote became deadlocked at 11-11. Other votes also took place.
This is breaking and we will have a fuller report, soon.
HB1058 Health Appropriations PASSED
HB1057 Earned Income Credit PASSED
HB1056 State Agency Pay PASSED
HB1055 Teacher Pay PASSED
HB1054 Tobacco Tax FAILED
Two members of the Budget leadership, Wallace & Kannady; consult before deciding not to vote on the deadlocked bill.
Platform Caucus member, Jason Murphey, shows a glimmer of pleasure in the demise of a defeat of the biggest tax package in decades.