School Finance Act picks up one lonely Republican vote

By Marianne Goodland


The School Finance Act — the most partisan in more than 20 years — passed the state Senate Thursday on a 20-15 vote. It picked up one “yes” vote from the Republican side, from Sen. Jack Tate of Centennial, along with the chamber’s 19 Democrats.

The solitary “yes” vote repeats what happened earlier this week in the House, when one Republican — Rep. Richard Holtorf of Akron — was the only member of his caucus to vote for the bill.

The annual school finance bill is usually a bipartisan affair, with sponsorship from both sides of the aisle and plenty of bipartisan votes.

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