March 8, 2018
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) has just released its ratings for the first session of the fifty-third Arizona legislature and is presenting awards this morning at the State Capitol to lawmakers who voted in line with conservative principles. These ratings, a portion of the comprehensive and nationwide ratings released by the ACUF, are designed to reflect how elected officials view the role of government and are helpful in illustrating how both chambers of the legislature as well as individual members prioritize a wide variety of issue areas that directly affect Arizonans.
The ACUF has reviewed each piece of legislation voted on in both the Senate and House of Representatives to produce average scores for each chamber as well as individual scores for each sitting member.
Arizona legislators took pen to paper on various issues during the 2017 legislative session including elimination of wasteful programs, criminal justice reform, religious liberties, government transparency and occupational licensure reform. One or both chambers voted to:
“This past session, lawmakers missed the mark on some issues, such as ensuring greater accountability in the government employee benefit system, but excelled when it came to defending the sanctity of life and religious liberties,” said ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp.
The scores of both the Arizona House and Senate fell from last year’s ratings, suggesting that the legislature as a whole voted slightly less conservatively this past year. The Arizona Senate’s average score fell by 5 percentage points in 2017 – from 61% in 2016 to 56% in 2017 – and the House’s score decreased by 4 percentage points – from 58% in 2016 to 54% in 2017.
The 2017 Ratings of Arizona are attached to this email; you can also click here to view them online.
For media inquiries regarding ACUF’s Arizona Legislative Ratings, email Luke Schneider, Public Affairs Coordinator, at [email protected].
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