As the evening has worn on in the Assembly, SB 77 has been called to a vote several more times. What started as 50 yes votes (four short of passage) has now become 53 "yes" votes - now a single vote away.
Just before 7:00, the vote was 53-23, with 3 still abstaining. Another vote was called at about 7:10, but the tally remained 53-23. The plan at that time was to adjourn at 8:30 barring some change, but discussions continued until well past 9:00.
At about 9:20 p.m., the vote was called one more time. It remained 53-23, one vote short. At that point, the Assembly adjourned; it is scheduled to reconvene at 11:00 tomorrow morning.
By the way, if you want to follow things live, The California Channel is airing the session live. We'll see what tomorrow brings. Stay tuned.
UPDATE, 7:30 a.m. Thursday: For a detailed summary of yesterday's events, see John Myers' article, "Brown Cajoles, GOP Demurs."
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