Bid to ‘blast’ social promotion measure to Senate floor fails (Alb Jour)

Bid to ‘blast’ social promotion measure to Senate floor fails

SANTA FE – An attempt by Senate Republicans to dislodge a House-approved bill addressing so-called social promotion was thwarted Monday night by the chamber’s Democratic majority.

Sen. William Sharer, R-Farmington, made the motion to blast the measure out of the Senate Public Affairs Committee and place it on the Senate’s agenda for tomorrow.

However, the motion failed on a 17-24 vote, with all Senate Democrats voting in opposition and all Senate Republicans voting in favor. Senators adjourned for the evening just minutes after the vote.

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