Legislative Watch

Minor cracks in Republican unity?

This has to be the first day this has happened this session — both houses held votes today in which Republicans finally abandoned their lockstep voting patterns.

In the House, the break came on medical malpractice “reform” when several R’s voted in support of an amendment that removed some egregious injuries from the bill’s limitation on “non-economic injuries.”

In the Senate, R’s split over a bill that would have repealed the current requirement that all riders of ATV’s wear a helmet and limited it to children. The bill failed 23-26.

Maybe there’s a shred of hope for the session after all.

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