House Ends Marathon Tax Hike Vote. Bill Swamped by 94 No votes

The proposed $400 million dollar tax increase bill once called “the last train”, by Speaker Ray Merrick, was defeated overwhelmingly Thursday morning.
It ended a lengthy debate that started Wednesday night. Was suspended at mid iChat and resumed at 8 Thursday morning.
The House is returning to work at 2 this afternoon.
The Senate will return “at the sound of the gavel, according to its website.
Here is the roll call vote:

Yea – (21):
Boldra, Davis, Estes, Ewy, Hedke, Hoffman, Huebert, Hutchins, Kelly, Kleeb, Lunn, Mast, Merrick, Proehl, Rhoades, Ryckman, Schwab, Schwartz, Smith, Suellentrop, Vickrey,
Nay – (94):
Alcala, Alford, Anthimides, Ballard, Barker, Barton, Becker, Billinger, Bollier, Bradford, Bruchman, Brunk, Burroughs, Campbell, Carmichael, B. Carpenter, W. Carpenter, Clark, Clayton, Concannon, Corbet, Couture-Lovelady, Curtis, DeGraaf, Dierks, Doll, Dove, Edmonds, Esau, Finch, Finney, Francis, Frownfelter, Gallagher, Garber, Gonzalez, Hawkins, Hemsley, Henderson, Henry, Hibbard, Highberger, Highland, Hill, Hineman, Houser, Hutton, Jennings, Johnson, D. Jones, K. Jones, Kahrs, Kelley, Kuether, Lane, Lewis, Lusk, Lusker, Macheers, Mason, McPherson, Moxley, O’Brien, Osterman, Ousley, Patton, Pauls, Peck, Phillips, Powell, Read, Rooker, Rubin, Ruiz, Ryckman, Sr., Sawyer, Scapa, Schroeder, Seiwert, Sloan, Sutton, Swanson, Thimesch, Thompson, Todd, Victors, Ward, Waymaster, Whipple, Whitmer, Williams, Wilson, Winn, Wolfe Moore,
Present but Not Voting – (0):
Absent and Not Voting – (10):
Bridges, Carlin, Claeys, Goico, Grosserode, Hildabrand, Houston, Kiegerl, Tietze, Trimmer,
Not Voting – (0):

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