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Did Burns have a 16th with Miranda?

Perhaps not. All Dems present voted no as did three Republicans: Pamela Gorman, Ron Gould and Jim Waring. Some in the gallery thought that Waring was playing safety for the team, voting no to give Senate President Bob Burns someone on the prevailing side to ask for reconsideration.

Once the bill was approved to be reconsidered, the presiding officer has full control of when it is brought back to the floor. Burns could hold it until he had secured the 16th vote either from Democrat Richard Miranda or Carolyn Allen. But Waring told our reporter he voted no because he was opposed to removal of the Prop 105 provisions. Once they had been taken out, he said he was a no and had told leadership well before the session convened today.

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