"Sustain-a-Biz" legislative scorecard for MD District 42

Most legislative scorecards are crude, narrow and unhelpful.

So as a service to voters in District 42 I've created a quick-and-dirty scorecard for those who want to balance environmental protection and economic prosperity. It's a simple average of the ratings given out by the Maryland League of Conservation Voters and Maryland Business for Responsive Government. The resulting hybrid is still crude but it is broader and, I think, more useful.

Dels. Sue Aumann & Bill Frank get the top marks this year while Sen. Jim Brochin and Del. Steve Lafferty bring up the rear:


Del. Sue Aumann ... ]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]] 72%
Del. Bill Frank ........ ]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]] 67%
Sen. Jim Brochin ... ]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]] 64%
Del. Steve Lafferty. ]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]] 60%

In most cases I give a black mark to politicians who get 100% ratings from single issue groups like Md LCV and MBRG. Both Brochin and Lafferty got 100% scores from LCV this year.

UPDATE: A critique of the Maryland LCV scorecard that I wrote five years ago.

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