Our job is to stand up for the public interest, and we applaud state legislators who did that with us this past year.

On Feb. 28, we released our legislative scorecard for the 2017-2018 legislative session. The results are a prime example of the bipartisan nature of our work—the lawmakers we recognized come from the left, the right and everywhere in between.

“In our role as watchdog and advocate for the public interest, we monitor the voting records of Massachusetts’ state lawmakers each legislative session,” said MASSPIRG Executive Director Janet Domenitz. "We appreciate the hard work of the entire Legislature, and particularly those that scored 100 percent."

We graded legislators on a range of issues, including protecting consumers and voters, investing in public transportation, and defending our environment, among others. And 41 received perfect scores. While we saw some victories this session, we also saw some defeats. We hope to see more wins for the public interest next session.

See the scorecard here

Photo Caption: MASSPIRG’s Legislative Director Deirdre Cummings speaking at a State House press conference on the Security Breach Bill. She is joined by bill sponsors Representative Randy Hunt (R-Sandwich) and Senator Barbara L’Italien (D-Andover).

Photo Credit: Athel Rogers Photography