Pinsonat says Harris' bill was a long shot to pass on Friday. He says at least now everyone knows where each legislator stands on this particular bill.
"There was very little chance that this bill was going to pass, Lance Harris and his Republican colleagues who were for this bill, used it as a test vote to test the waters to see, who's for it, who's against it," said Pinsonat.
It won’t just be Republicans who are scrambling to build a consensus. The Democratic Black Caucus has been firmly against any renewal of the expiring penny sales tax. Pinsonat says to reach the 70 votes needed for any tax bill, the Black Caucus will have to be on board.
"The Black Caucus will fight to the end on that until there is no choice and the Republicans will fight to the end until there is no choice, hopefully they'll find common ground and vote for something," said Pinsonat.
The House convenes at 2 PM today.