CITIZENS   FOR  LIMITED  TAXATION
and the
Citizens Economic Research Foundation

 CLT Legislative Rating for the
2003/2004 Session


Legislators were rated on direct and indirect taxpayer issues for which there were roll call votes. They were credited with voting against the following: exempting local overlay accounts from the Prop 2˝ levy limit; creating a local option meals tax; raising the unemployment insurance tax without doing reforms; and passing a municipal relief bill with new fees.

They were given credit if they voted to sustain Governor Romney’s vetoes of a new marriage license tax; two-way bilingual education; inadequate oversight of the Boston convention center fund; substituting education and training programs for welfare work requirements; a Cambridge real estate tax exemption that raised property taxes on those who don’t qualify for the exemption; and overspending for a municipal golf course.

Senators were also credited with votes to expand the school voucher program in Boston and Springfield and to oppose an increase in the motel tax. House members got credit for voting to limit the term of the House Speaker; they lost points for voting to restore the income tax rate to 5.95 percent; impose a sales tax on alcohol; and impose a three year moratorium on charter schools.

SENATE MEMBERS RATING

  
SENATOR PARTY-CITY/TOWN RATING
Antonioni (D-Leominster) 22%
Baddour (D-Methuen) 47%
Barrios (D-Cambridge) 0%
Berry (D-Peabody) 0%
Brown (R-Wrentham) 97%
Brewer (D-Barre) 33%
Chandler (D-Worcester) 27%
Creedon (D-Brockton) 33%
Creem (D-Newton) 13%
Fargo (D-Lincoln) 0%
Glodis (D-Worcester) 20%
Hart (D-Boston) 7%
Havern (D-Arlington) 8%
Hedlund (R-Weymouth) 87%
Joyce (D-Milton) 35%
Knapik (R-Westfield) 93%
Lees (R-East Longmeadow) 93%
Magnani (D-Framingham) 0%
McGee (D-Lynn) 13%
Melconian (D-Springfield) 14%
Menard (D-Somerset) 0%
Montigny (D-New Bedford) 21%
Moore (D-Uxbridge) 41%
Morrissey (D-Quincy) 27%
Murray (D-Plymouth) 20%
Nuciforo (D-Pittsfield) 23%
O'Leary (D-Barnstable) 40%
Pacheco (D-Taunton) 0%
Panagiotakos (D-Lowell) 0%
Resor (D-Acton) 13%
Rosenberg (D-Amherst) 13%
Shannon (D-Winchester) 14%
Sprague (R-Walpole) 93%
Tarr (R-Gloucester) 80%
Tisei (R-Wakefield) 90%
Tolman (D-Boston) 0%
Travaglini (D-Boston) 0%
Tucker (D-Andover) 40%
Walsh (D-Boston) 7%
Wilkerson (D-Boston) 0%

 

 

HOUSE MEMBERS RATING

  
REPRESENTATIVE PARTY-CITY/TOWN RATING
Asselin (D-Springfield) 58%
Atkins (D-Concord) 27%
Atsalis (D-Barnstable) 50%
Ayers (D-Quincy) 45%
Balser (D-Newton) 10%
Binienda (D-Worcester) 30%
Blumer (D-Framingham) 15%
Bosley (D-North Adams) 15%
Bradley (D-Hingham) 55%
Broadhurst (D-Methuen) 56%
Brown * (elected to senate) (R-Wrentham) 96%
Buoniconti (D-W.Springfield) 30%
Cabral (D-New Bedford) 15%
Callahan (D-Sutton) 45%
Canavan (D-Brockton) 30%
Candaras (D-Wilbraham) 30%
Carron (D-Southbridge) 31%
Casey (D-Winchester) 40%
Ciampa (D-Somerville) 30%
Connolly (D-Everett) 34%
Coppola (R-Foxboro) 95%
Correia (D-Fall River) 36%
Costello (D-Newburyport) 30%
Coughlin (D-Dedham) 26%
Creedon (D-Brockton) 32%
DeLeo (D-Winthrop) 35%
deMacedo (R-Plymouth) 100%
Demakis (D-Boston) 15%
Dempsey (D-Haverhill) 50%
DiMasi (D-Boston) 31%
Donato (D-Medford) 10%
Donelan (D-Orange) 20%
Donovan (D-Woburn) 10%
Driscoll (D-Braintree) 31%
Eldridge (D-Acton) 45%
Evangelidis (R-Holden) 100%
Fagan (D-Taunton) 33%
Fallon (D-Malden) 46%
Falzone (D-Saugus) 0%
Fennell (D-Lynn) 26%
Festa (D-Melrose) 5%
Finegold (D-Andover) 50%
Finneran (D-Boston) 33%
Flynn (D-Bridgewater) 50%
Fox (D-Boston) 0%
Fresolo (D-Worcester) 41%
Frost (R-Auburn) 100%
Galvin (D-Canton) 35%
Garry (D-Dracut) 45%
George (R-Yarmouth) 87%
Gifford (R-Wareham) 100%
Gobi (D-Spencer) 31%
Goguen (D-Fitchburg) 20%
Golden, B (D-Boston) 18%
Golden, T (D-Lowell) 45%
Gomes (R-Harwich) 100%
Grant (D-Beverly) 35%
Greene (D-Billerica) 45%
Haddad (D-Somerset) 15%
Hall (D-Westford) 45%
Hargraves (R-Groton) 100%
Harkins (D-Needham) 30%
Hill (R-Ipswich) 100%
Hillman (R-Sturbridge) 100%
Honan (D-Boston) 20%
Howland (D-Freetown) 25%
Humason (R-Westfield) 100%
Hynes (D-Marshfield) 55%
Jehlen (D-Somerville) 15%
Jones (R-North Reading) 100%
Kafka (D-Sharon) 20%
Kane (D-Holyoke) 40%
Kaprielian (D-Watertown) 5%
Kaufman (D-Lexington) 21%
Keenan (D-Southwick) 35%
Kelly (R-Dalton) 100%
Kennedy (D-Brockton) 11%
Khan (D-Newton) 10%
Knuuttila (D-Gardner) 45%
Kocot (D-Northampton) 29%
Koczera (D-New Bedford) 35%
Koutoujian (D-Newton) 21%
Kujawski (D-Webster) 40%
Kulik (D-Worthington) 15%
Lantigua (U-Lawrence) 41%
Larkin (D-Pittsfield) 35%
Leary (D-Worcester) 15%
LeDuc (D-Marlboro) 48%
Lepper (R-Attleboro) 100%
Linsky (D-Natick) 20%
L'Italien (D-Andover) 35%
Loscocco (R-Holliston) 98%
Malia (D-Boston) 0%
Mariano (D-Quincy) 40%
Marzilli (D-Arlington) 21%
Miceli (D-Wilmington) 51%
Murphy, C (D-Burlington) 55%
Murphy, J (D-Weymouth) 40%
Murphy, K (D-Lowell) 30%
Nangle (D-Lowell) 40%
Naughton (D-Clinton) 41%
Nyman (D-Hanover) 30%
O'Brien (D-Kingston) 30%
O'Flaherty (D-Chelsea) 25%
Owens-Hicks (D-Boston) 10%
Parente (D-Milford) 35%
Patrick (D-Falmouth) 10%
Paulsen (D-Belmont) 15%
Pedone (D-Worcester) 25%
Peisch (D-Wellesley) 40%
Perry (R-Sandwich) 100%
Petersen (D-Marblehead) 45%
Peterson (R-Grafton) 98%
Petrolati (D-Ludlow) 35%
Petruccelli (D-Boston) 25%
Pignatelli (D-Lenox) 20%
Poirier (R-North Attleboro) 100%
Polito (R-Shrewsbury) 100%
Pope (R-Wayland) 90%
Quinn (D-Dartmouth) 30%
Reinstein (D-Revere) 25%
Rivera (D-Springfield) 40%
Rodrigues (D-Westport) 30%
Rogeness (R-Longmeadow) 100%
Rogers (D-Norwood) 31%
Ruane (D-Salem) 30%
Rush (D-Boston) 15%
Rushing (D-Boston) 10%
Sanchez (D-Boston) 0%
Scaccia (D-Boston) 15%
Scibak (D-South Hadley) 20%
Simmons (D-Leominster) 0%
Smizik (D-Brookline) 10%
Speliotis (D-Danvers) 35%
Spellane (D-Worcester) 10%
Spiliotis (D-Peabody) 30%
Spilka (D-Ashland) 20%
St. Fleur (D-Boston) 25%
Stanley, H (D-West Newbury) 65%
Stanley, T (D-Waltham) 36%
Story (D-Amherst) 10%
Straus (D-Mattapoisett) 31%
Sullivan (D-Fall River) 10%
Swan (D-Springfield) 0%
Teahan (D-Whitman) 30%
Timilty (D-Milton) 50%
Tobin (D-Quincy) 40%
Toomey (D-Cambridge) 10%
Torrisi (D-North Andover) 50%
Travis (D-Rehoboth) 38%
Turkington (D-Falmouth) 21%
Vallee (D-Franklin) 45%
Verga (D-Gloucester) 41%
Wagner (D-Chicopee) 45%
Wallace (D-Boston) 25%
Walrath (D-Stow) 25%
Walsh, M (D-Boston) 11
Walsh, S (D-Lynn) 5%
Webster (R-Hanson) 100%
Wolf (D-Cambridge) 0%

 

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