55% majority on bonds – does it have a chance?

Though it is making progress (it got out of two committees), it looks like SB 6246, sponsored by Senator Mark Mullet, may be a tough sell on the Senate floor.  6246 would lower the requirement for bond passage to 55% at general elections (note this lower threshold would only apply if the bond is run at the same time as the general election – the second Tuesday in November).

Since this bill also requires a constitutional amendment, a resolution, SJR 8213, must pass with a two-thirds majority vote of the Senate and House.  That requires 33 votes which means 8 republicans have to join with the 25 democrats to pass it out of the Senate.

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