The KRM has died again.
What killed us during the Joint Finance Committee hearings, saved us today.
Our dear Rep. Kreuser proposed inserting the KRM funding back into the budget today. Because the KRM was not in the budget, it would take a majority vote to add it back in. It failed on a 4 to 4 vote. 4 Republicans voted against adding it, 4 Democrats voted for it.
This happened over and over again during the Joint Finance Committee hearings. If the Republicans wanted to add an amendment, it would fail because of a split vote. If Republicans attempted to remove an expenditure from the budget, it failed because of a split vote.
This time, a split vote bite a Democrat and another tax increase.