It is now 5:15 p.m. The board has been open for almost three hours. So far, we have 43 yeas, 52 nays, and 14 yellow (not voting, yet). The greens are all democrats, the reds are all republicans except one democrat. (ALL the republicans are NO votes) Rep. Green is not here (death in the family).
Bottom line, the dems will have to come up with the votes to get a tax increase.