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.