Senate Bill 189, An act “to provide a tax credit to insurance companies that contribute to an organization providing educational scholarships to certain students and instructional supply grants to certain teachers and parents.” has apparently run in to a roadblock in the House.
It failed in Committee 8-7…
SB 189, House Taxation, Do Pass
But was later sent to the floor without recommendation on an 8-7 vote:
SB 189, House Taxation, Report out of committee without recommendation
Today, a vote took place to calendar the measure (I’ll have the vote for you in a bit) which failed. Noting who voted for an against it left State Representative Lee Schoenbeck noting in an e-mail to colleagues:
From: Lee Schoenbeck
Date: March 6, 2015 at 2:23:09 PM CST
Subject: Re: SB 189
Wow. Every democrat voted NO. Block voted. Probably a coincidence, unrelated to 94% of SDEA’s cash going to Democrats in an effort to defeat us???? I bet SDEA won’t do that again
(I detect a little sarcasm in Lee’s comment about SDEA not supporting Democrats with 94% of their cash again.) The House Dems block voted on a non-partisan bill which had Democrats sponsoring it?
So, does that make SDEA the Lobbying group of No?