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CLT Legislative Ratings for 2001


Legislators were rated on direct and indirect taxpayer issues for which there were roll call votes. They got credit for voting against an override of the governorís vetoes on the Springfield Convention Center and denying taxpayers tax cuts from the surplus, though the overrides passed. Both branches were complimented for freezing the unemployment insurance rates.

House members got credit when they voted not to address "freezing" the rollback in December and when they voted to put fines for primary seat belt enforcement on the ballot; also for trying, unsuccessfully, to decrease the minimum corporate excise. Those who voted to keep term limits for the Speaker, to decide committee assignments before rules reform debate, and not to designate a "taxpayer check-off" for clean elections, were given points for attempting a more responsive democratic process.

Senators were given credit for voting, on the losing side, to increase the tax credit for de-leading, to allow debate on a sales tax holiday, and for CLTís voluntary income tax rate.


SENATE MEMBERS RATING

 

SENATOR

PARTY-CITY/TOWN RATING
Antonioni (D-Leominster) 14%
Berry (D-Peabody) 14%
Birmingham (D-Chelsea)
Brewer (D-Barre) 14%
Chandler (D-Worcester) 14%
Creedon (D-Brockton) 14%
Creem (D-Newton) 14%
Fargo (D-Lincoln) 14%
Glodis (D-Worcester) 29%
Havern (D-Arlington) 17%
Hedlund (R-Weymouth) 100%
Jacques (D-Needham) 14%
Joyce (D-Milton) 29%
Knapik (R-Westfield) 71%
Lees (R-East Longmeadow) 71%
Magnani (D-Framingham) 0%
Melconian (D-Springfield) 14%
Menard (D-Somerset) 14%
Montigny (D-New Bedford) 14%
Moore (D-Uxbridge) 29%
Morrissey (D-Quincy) 0%
Murray (D-Plymouth) 14%
Nuciforo (D-Pittsfield) 0%
O'Leary (D-Barnstable) 14%
Pacheco (D-Taunton) 14%
Panagiotakos (D-Lowell) 14%
Resor (D-Acton) 14%
Rosenberg (D-Amherst) 14%
Shannon (D- Winchester) 14%
Sprague (R-Walpole) 86%
Tarr (R-Gloucester) 86%
Tisei (R-Wakefield) 43%
Tolman (D-Watertown) 15%
Travaglini (D-Boston) 0%
Tucker (D-Andover) 29%
Walsh (D-Boston) 29%
Wilkerson (D-Boston) 14%

 

 


HOUSE MEMBERS RATING

 

REPRESENTATIVE

PARTY-CITY/TOWN RATING
Asselin (D-Springfield) 21%
Atkins (D-Concord) 10%
Atsalis (D-Barnstable) 30%
Ayers (D-Quincy) 34%
Balser (D-Newton) 30%
Barrios (D-Cambridge) 20%
Binienda (D-Worcester) 10%
Blumer (D-Framingham) 20%
Bosley (D-North Adams) 20%
Bradley (D-Hingham) 40%
Broadhurst (D-Methuen) 30%
Brown (R-Wrentham) 100%
Bunker (D-Rutland) 30%
Buoniconti (D-West Springfield) 20%
Cabral (D-New Bedford) 20%
Cahill (D-Beverly) 30%
Canavan (D-Brockton) 30%
Candaras (D-Wilbraham) 20%
Caron (D-Springfield) 20%
Carron (D-Southbridge) 50%
Casey (D-Winchester) 30%
Ciampa (D-Somerville) 21%
Cleven (R-Chelmsford) 70%
Connolly (D-Everett) 30%
Coppola (R-Foxboro) 90%
Correia (D-Fall River) 21%
Creedon (D-Brockton) 40%
DeLeo (D-Winthrop) 20%
deMacedo (R-Plymouth) 90%
Demakis (D-Boston) 30%
Dempsey (D-Haverhill) 21%
DiMasi (D-Boston) 20%
Donato (D-Medford) 20%
Donnelly (D-Boston) 10%
Donovan (D-Woburn) 30%
Fagan (D-Taunton) 30%
Fallon (D-Malden) 20%
Falzone (D-Saugus) 20%
Fennell (D-Lynn) 10%
Festa (D-Melrose) 23%
Finegold (D-Andover) 60%
Finneran (D-Boston) 12%
Fitzgerald (D-Boston) 10%
Flavin (D-Easthampton) 20%
Flynn (D-Bridgewater) 30%
Fox (D-Boston) 20%
Fresolo (D-Worcester) 30%
Frost (R-Auburn) 90%
Galvin (D-Canton) 40%
Garry (D-Dracut) 23%
George (R-Yarmouth) 90%
Gobi (D-Spencer) 33%
Goguen (D-Fitchburg) 20%
Golden, Brian (D-Boston) 11%
Golden, Thomas (D-Lowell) 50%
Gomes (R-Harwich) 90%
Greene (D-Billerica) 20%
Haddad (D-Somerset) 10%
Hahn (R-Westfield) 80%
Hall (D-Westford) 20%
Hargraves (R-Groton) 100%
Harkins (D-Needham) 21%
Hart (D-Boston) 10%
Hill (R-Ipswich) 100%
Hillman (R-Sturbridge) 80%
Hodgkins (D-Lee) 20%
Honan (D-Boston) 10%
Hynes (D-Marshfield) 56%
Jehlen (D-Somerville) 30%
Jones (R-North Reading) 90%
Kafka (D-Sharon) 20%
Kane (D-Holyoke) 20%
Kaprielian (D-Watertown) 20%
Kaufman (D-Lexington) 27%
Keenan (D-Southwick) 30%
Kelly (R-Dalton) 80%
Kennedy (D-Brockton) 24%
Khan (D-Newton) 30%
Knuuttila (D-Gardner) 20%
Koczera (D-New Bedford) 20%
Koutoujian (D-Newton) 21%
Kujawski (D-Webster) 20%
Kulik (D-Worthington) 40%
Larkin (D-Pittsfield) 11%
Leary (D-Worcester) 20%
LeDuc (D-Marlboro) 40%
Lepper (R-Attleboro) 90%
Lewis (D-Dedham) 20%
Linsky (D-Natick) 30%
Locke (R-Wellesley) 90%
Loscocco (R-Holliston) 90%
Malia (D-Boston) 11%
Mariano (D-Quincy) 20%
Marini (R-Hanson) 90%
Marzilli (D-Arlington) 32%
McGee (D-Lynn) 32%
Merrigan (D-Greenfield) 40%
Miceli (D-Wilmington) 21%
Murphy, Charles (D-Burlington) 30%
Murphy, James (D-Weymouth) 33%
Murphy, Kevin (D-Lowell) 30%
Nangle (D-Lowell) 30%
Naughton (D-Clinton) 21%
Nyman (D-Hanover) 30%
O'Brien (D-Kingston) 30%
O'Flaherty (D-Chelsea) 21%
Owens-Hicks (D-Boston) 11%
Parente (D-Milford) 32%
Patrick (D-Falmouth) 30%
Paulsen (D-Belmont) 30%
Pedone (D-Worcester) 10%
Petersen (D-Marblehead) 40%
Peterson (R-Grafton) 90%
Petrolati (D-Ludlow) 20%
Petruccelli (D-Boston) 20%
Poirier (R-North Attleboro) 90%
Polito (R-Shrewsbury) 90%
Pope (R-Wayland) 90%
Provost (D-Sandwich) 40%
Quinn (D-Dartmouth) 20%
Reinstein (D-Revere) 10%
Rivera (D-Springfield) 20%
Rodrigues (D-Westport) 20%
Rogeness (R-Longmeadow) 80%
Rogers, George (D-New Bedford) 30%
Rogers, John (D-Norwood) 21%
Ruane (D-Salem) 21%
Rushing (D-Boston) 20%
Santiago (D-Lawrence 21%
Scaccia (D-Boston) 30%
Simmons (D-Leominster) 20%
Slattery (D-Peabody) 40%
Smizik (D-Brookline) 30%
Speliotis (D-Danvers) 40%
Spellane (D-Worcester) 20%
Spilka (D-Ashland) 33%
St. Fleur (D-Boston) 11%
Stanley, Harriett (D-West Newbury) 34%
Stanley, Thomas (D-Waltham) 11%
Story (D-Amherst) 30%
Straus (D-Mattapoisett) 30%
Sullivan, David (D-Fall River) 20%
Sullivan, Joseph (D-Braintree) 40%
Swan (D-Springfield) 20%
Teahan (D-Whitman) 30%
Timilty (D-Milton) 40%
Tirone (D-Amesbury) 10%
Tobin (D-Quincy) 30%
Toomey (D-Cambridge) 10%
Torrisi (D-North Andover) 45%
Travis (D-Rehoboth) 60%
Turkington (D-Falmouth) 30%
Vallee (D-Franklin) 30%
Verga (D-Gloucester) 34%
Wagner (D-Chicopee) 21%
Walrath (D-Stow) 20%
Walsh (D-Boston) 11%
Wolf (D-Cambridge) 20%

 

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