It is unfortunate but we saw SB 233 also known as the voucher bill pass the Senate 33-23 along party lines. There was not one republican that voted against the bill. They all fell in line with their party’s position.  Here are the voting results:

Yes vote                                                                                  No vote

Albers            Gooch           Setzler                                    Anderson, T      Lucas

Anavatarte      Goodman     Still                                       Butler               Mallow

Anderson, L     Harbin         Strickland                            Davenport        McLaurin

Beach, B          Hatchett      Summers                               Esteves            Merritt

Brass               Hickman      Tillery                                    Halpern            Orrock

Burns              Hodges         Walker                                    Harrison            Parent

Cowsert           Hufstetler      Watson, B                            Harrell              Rahman

Dixon               Kennedy       Watson, S                              Islam                Rhett

Dolezal             Kirkpatrick    Williams                              Jackson             Seay

Dugan              Moore                                                            James               Sims

Echols              Payne                                                            Jones, E            Tate

Ginn                Robertson                                                      Jones, H

I wanted you to have the voting results on SB 233 (which was amended during its presentation on the floor of the Senate)  and note that testimony was limited and many of the education organizations were not permitted to speak (chairman indicated time has run short to continue testimony) at the one and only hearing given the voucher bill in Senate Education and Youth Committee. This shows how your Senator voted. Draw your own conclusions.

A more detailed report is coming on the total results of crossover over the next few days. Have a good night.

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