Whittington's amendment was defeated during Wednesday's debate, but the trick the Republican leadership took to hide the vote record is particularly troubling.
The vote report for Amendment No. 1 (the Whittington clean pay raise amendment) says it was a voice vote when, in fact, it was not. The House had a recorded vote, which is located below.
Speaker Gunn clearly does not want to have the Republicans on record voting against a teacher pay raise. When backed into a corner on a hot-button issue, Gunn pulls an Orwellian trick like this to pretend like the vote simply never happened.