Sunday, March 9, 2014
A bid to spike the proposal was defeated, 78-62, in a preliminary vote.
The governor, citing a provision halting virtual charter schools, rejects the proposal within hours of its final passage in the Senate.
Democrats and environmental groups applaud the vote, citing pollution concerns.
An amended version of the bill strengthens dentists’ supervisory role.
The governor said he hopes lawmakers will back his idea for replenishing the fund, which is set aside to cover budget shortfalls or other unplanned expenses.
Lawmakers voted 87-57 in favor of the bill, but united Republicans prevent the issue from being sent to voters.
The majority of Republicans also supported the bill. The governor promises a new bill to replenish the rainy day fund.