SB 8 passes, Howard amendment removed

SB 8 passes on third reading 81 to 55. Rules suspended to take it up on third reading today.

House votes 87-59 to instruct conferees on SB 2 to remove the Donna Howard amendment — the one that would spend another $2.2 billion of Rainy Day money on the public schools if the fund grows beyond the projected $6.5 billion.