The RI House Scoring System

Here’s the scoring system for Anchor Rising’s legislative rankings that will appear in the following post. The heading-links will take you to the posts that explain the legislation involved and the complete vote tallies in detail.
Pension Reform:

  • +2 for voting for the pension reform article or for the amendment affecting new hires.

Reducing State Car-Tax Reimbursement and
Increasing Local Car Tax Authority
:
  • +2 for voting against the amendment reducing the exemption from $3,000 (in the original bill) to $500 and voting against the final article.
  • +1 for voting against the amendment reducing the exemption but voting for the final article.
  • Zip for voting for the amendment reducing the exemption, even combined with a vote against the final article.
  • -1 for voting against the amendment establishing a uniform reimbursement rate throughout the state.

Relief from Unfunded Mandates:
  • +2 for voting for amendments relieving both municipal-side and educational-side unfunded mandates.
  • +1 for voting for one amendment but not the other.
  • -1 for voting for educational unfunded mandate relief in 2009 but not 2010 (when the legislature was increasing local taxing authority via the car tax).

Education Reform:
  • (For legislators in office prior to 2009) +2 for voting against the amendments to water down Mayoral academies in 2008, and for mayoral academy and charter school start-up funding in 2009.
  • (For legislators in office prior to 2009) +1 for voting for the start-up funding in 2009, after a vote to water-down mayoral academies in 2008.
  • (For legislators in office prior to 2009) Zip for going wobbly and voting against start-up funding in 2009, regardless of 2008 votes.
  • (For legislators who took office for the first time in 2009) +2 for voting for start-up funding in 2009.
  • (For all legislators) -1 for voting against expanding the charter cap in 2010.

Teacher’s Health Insurance Board:
  • +2 for voting against the override that implemented the board.

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Patrick
Patrick
10 years ago

Will you have time to do something similar for the Senate?
-Not allowing a legal vote on a bill brought to the floor: -10

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