The Arizona Free Enterprise Club today released our 2013 Legislative Scorecard, grading each member on their votes and actions during the past legislative session. Over two dozens votes were included in the scorecard, covering a wide range of issues from tax policy, campaign finance and healthcare.
“It is important that voters know where their elected officials stand on promoting economic freedom,” Scot Mussi said. “The Free Enterprise Club Scorecard provides a good measure on how well legislators support taxpayers and a pro-growth business climate.”
In addition to evaluating member votes, the Free Enterprise Club scorecard also holds members accountable for bill sponsorships, committee votes and procedural tricks used to stop good legislation. “It is common for legislators to hold bills in committee or engage in other legislative maneuvers to defeat a measure, and this is often worse than the vote itself,” Mussi said. “Our scorecard holds individual members accountable for these actions.”
Overall, 19 members out of 90 received an ‘A’, with 15 legislators achieving a perfect score. “A key benchmark in receiving a high score is each legislator’s commitment to not picking winners and losers through our tax code.” Mussi said. The 19 members to receive an ‘A’ grade were:
To view the AZFEC House Scorecard click here.
To view the AZFEC Senate Scorecard click here.