2011-12 Legislative Scorecard

MASSPIRG grades the state legislators on key public interest issues
Last updated: 6/12/2013

At the end of each 2-year legislative session, MASSPIRG grades state legislators' votes on key public interest issues: the price of health care, consumer protection, recycling, transportation and democracy.

Members of the House are scored out of seven points, and members of the Senate out of six. Since the Legislature only votes on a fraction of the bills filed, and even then individual members' votes aren't always recorded, we used three criteria: roll call votes when available, voice votes (where bills pass or fail with no record of how an individual legislator voted), and a public letter and survey listing lawmakers' position on the updated Bottle Bill.

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