Roll Call! House Blocks Government Shutdown Stopgap Measure (45-89), 2018

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FAILED
in the State House of Representatives
on May 12, 2018, by a vote of
45-89
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Purpose: To ensure that if a budget agreement is not reached by July 1, 2018, there will not be a government shutdown, but rather the spending levels from FY18 will remain in force into FY19 until an FY19 budget is agreed to and passed. 
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Analysis: The amendment states, “It is the intent of the General Assembly that if there is no act relating to making appropriations for the support of government for fiscal year 2019 enacted on or before July 1, 2018, then the salaries of all State employees, and all other operational and other costs and expenses, shall remain at the same amounts as during fiscal year 2018 and shall not increase until an act making appropriations for fiscal year 2019 has been enacted.”
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This is an issue because as of the close of the 2018 legislative session there is the likelihood of a gubernatorial veto of the state budget over his “no new taxes or fees” pledge. If this occurs, and no budget is passed by July 1, the state government will, without passage of the above amendment, “shut down.”
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Those voting YES do not want to see the government stop operating if a compromise cannot be reached on the budget in a timely fashion. That is practical. Politically, this would surely reduce blowback for those who voted against the budget should no compromise be reached.
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Those voting NO believe that passing this safety net provision would weaken their bargaining position with the governor in making a timely compromise, and are willing to risk a shut down to maintain that advantage.
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As Recorded in the House Journal, Saturday, May 12, 2018: “Shall the House concur in the Senate proposal of amendment with further proposal of amendment thereto as offered by Rep. Turner of Milton? was decided in the negative. Yeas, 45. Nays, 89.” (Read the Journal, p. 2343-2360.)
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How They Voted

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David Ainsworth (R-Royalton) – YES
Janet Ancel (D-Calis) – NO
Bob Bancroft (R-Westford) – YES
John Bartholomew (D-Hartland) – ABSENT
Fred Baser (R-Bristol) – YES
Lynn Batchelor (R-Derby Line) – YES
Scott Beck (R-St. Johnsbury) – YES
Paul Belaski (D-Windsor) – NO
Stephen Beyor (R-Highgate Springs) – YES
Clement Bissonnette (D-Winooski) – NO
Thomas Bock (D-Chester) – NO
William Botzow (D-Bennington) – NO
Patrick Brennan (R-Colchster) – YES
Timothy Briglin (D-Thetford) – NO
Cynthia Browning (D-Arlington) – ABSENT
Jessica Brumsted (D-Shelburne) – NO
Susan Buckholz (D-White River Jct) – ABSENT
Thomas Burditt (R-West Rutland) – YES
Mollie Burke (P/D-Brattleboro) – NO
William Canfield (R/D-Fair Haven) – YES
Stephen Carr (D-Brandon) – NO
Robin Chestnut-Tangerman (P-Middletown Springs) – NO
Annemarie Christiansen (D-Perkinsville) – NO
Kevin Christie (D-White River Jct.) – NO
Brian Cina (P-Burlington) – NO
Celene Colburn – (P-Burlington) – NO
James Condon (D-Colchester) – ABSENT
Peter Conlon (D-Cornwall) – NO
Daniel Connor (D-Fairfield) – NO
Charles Conquest (D-Wells River) – NO
Sarah Copeland-Hanzas (D-Bradford) – NO
Timothy Corcoran (D-Bennington) – NO
Lawrence Cupoli (R-Rutland) – YES
Maureen Dakin (D-Colchester) – NO
David Deen (D-Putney) – NO
Dennis Devereux (R-Belmont) – ABSENT
Eileen “Lynn” Dickinson (R-St. Albans) – YES
Anne Donahue (R-Northfield) – YES
Johannah Donovan (D-Burlington) – NO
Betsy Dunn (D-Essex Jct.) – NO
Alice Emmons (D/W-Springfield) – NO
Peter Fagan (R-Rutland) – NO
Martha Feltus (R-Lyndonville) – YES
Rachael Fields (D-Bennington) – NO
Robert Forguites (D-Springfield) – NO
Robert Frenier (R-Chelsea) – YES
Douglas Gage (R-Rutland) – YES
Marianna Gamache (R-Swanton) – YES
John Gannon (D-Wilmington) – NO
Marcia Gardner (D-Richmond) – ABSENT
Dylan Giambatista (D-Essex Jct.) – ABSENT
Diana Gonzalez (P/D-Winooski) – NO
Maxine Grad (D-Moretown) – NO
Rodney Graham (R-Williamstown) – ABSENT
Sandy Haas (P/D-Rochester) – NO
Jim Harrison (R-Chittenden) – YES
Helen Head (D-So. Burlington) – NO
Michael Hebert (R-Vernon) – ABSENT
Robert Helm (R/D-Fair Haven) – NO
Mark Higley (R-Lowell) – YES
Matt Hill (D-Johnson) – NO
Jay Hooper (D-Brookfield) – ABSENT
Mary Hooper (D-Montpelier) – NO
Lori Houghton (D-Essex Jct.) – NO
Mary Howard (D-Rutland) – NO
Kimberly Jessup (D-Middlesex) – NO
Ben Jickling (I-E. Randolph) – NO
Mitzi Johnson (D-S. Hero) – PRESIDING
Ben Joseph (D-N. Hero) – NO
Bernard Juskiewicz (R-Camdridge) – NO
Brian Keefe (R-Manchester) – ABSENT
Kathleen Keenan (D-St. Albans) – NO
Charlie Kimbell (D-Woodsock) – NO
Warren Kitzmiller (D-Montpelier) – NO
Jill Krowinski (D-Burlington) – NO

Rob LaClair (R-Barre Town) – YES
Martin LaLonde (D-South Burlington) – NO
Diane Lanpher (D-Vergennes) – NO
Richard Lawrence (R-Lyndon) – YES
Paul Lefebvre (R-Island Pond) – YES
Patti Lewis (R-Berlin) – YES
William Lippert (D-Hinesburg) – NO
Emily Long (D-Newfane) – NO
Gabrielle Lucke (D-White River Jct.) – NO
Terence Macaig (D-Williston) – NO
Michael Marcotte (R/D-Newport) – YES
Marcia Martel (R-Waterford) – YES
James Masland (D-Thetford) – NO
Chris Mattos (R-Milton) – YES
Curtis McCormack (D/W-Burlington) – NO
Patricia McCoy (R-Poultney) – YES
James McCullough (D-Williston) – NO
Francis McFaun (R/D-Barre) – YES
Alice Miller (D-Shaftsbury) – NO
Kiah Morris (D-Bennington) – NO
Mary Morrissey (R-Bennington) – YES
Michael Mrowicki (D-Putney) – NO
Barbara Murphy (I-Fairfax) – NO
Linda Myers (R-Essex) – YES
Gary Nolan (R-Morrisville) – YES
Terry Norris (I-Shoreham) – YES
Daniel Noyes (D-Wolcott) – NO
Jean O’Sullivan (D-Burlington) – NO
Carol Ode (D-Burlington) – NO
Kelly MacLaury Pajala (I-S. Londonderry) – NO
Corey Parent (R-St. Albans) – YES
Carolyn Partridge (D-Windham) – NO
Albert “Chuck” Pearce (R/D-Richford) – YES
Paul Poirier (I-Barre) – NO
David Potter (D-Clarendon) – NO
Ann Pugh (D-S. Burlington) – NO
Constance Quimby (R-Concord) – YES
Barbara Rachelson (D-Burlington) – NO
Edward Read (I-Fayston) – YES
Carl Rosenquist (R-Georgia) – YES
Brian Savage (R-Swanton) – YES
Robin Scheu (D-Middlebury) – NO
Heidi Scheuermann (R-Stowe) – YES
David Sharpe (D-Bristol) – NO
Charles Shaw (R/D-Pitsford) – YES
Amy Sheldon (D-Middlebury) – NO
Laura Sibilia (I-West Dover) – NO
Brian Smith (R/D-Derby) – ABSENT
Harvey Smith (R-New Haven) – YES
Trevor Squirrill (D-Underhill) – NO
Thomas Stevens (D-Waterbury) – NO
Vicki Strong (R-Albany) – YES
Valerie Stuart (D-Brattleboro) – NO
Linda Sullivan (D-Dorset) – ABSENT
Mary Sullivan (D-Burlington) – NO
Curt Taylor (D-Colchester) – NO
Thomas Terenzini (R/D-Rutland) – ABSENT
George Till (D-Jericho) – NO
Tristan Toleno (D-Brattleboro) – NO
Catherine Toll (D-Danville) – NO
Maida Townsend (D-S. Burlington) – NO
Matthew Trieber (D-Bellows Falls) – ABSENT
Chip Troiano (D-Hardwick) – NO
Donald Turner (R-Milton) – YES
Warren Van Wyck (R-Ferrisburgh) – YES
Gary Viens (R-Newport) – YES
Tommy Walz (D-Barre City) – NO
Kathryn Webb (D-Shelburne) – NO
Cindy Weed (P/D-Enosburg Falls) – NO
Janssen Willhoit (R-St. Johnsbury) – NO
Theresa Wood (D-Waterbury) – YES
Kurt Wright (R-Burlington) – NO
David Yacovone (D-Morrisville) – NO
Michael Yantachka (D-Charlotte) – NO
Samuel Young (D-Glover) – NO

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