Fort Hamilton Station, NY (10/30/15) The Conservative Party released its ratings for the 2015 Legislative Session today in order to keep the electorate knowledgeable of how their legislators voted on 25 key bills acted upon in the 2015 Legislative Session.
The Conservative Party tracks legislation throughout the session, issues support and opposition memos, and determines, at an executive committee meeting, which key issues including spending, crime, education, nanny state legislation and various other topics that affect the lives of New Yorkers, will be used. “We believe that it is necessary to keep the public informed of these key votes and let the taxpayers be aware of how elected officials spend our money. Every bill is considered, and then we narrow the number to give voters a fair assessment of spending, laws that effect the cost of doing business and the safety of living in New York,” said Mike Long, State Chairman.
“A review of the twenty-five bills used in this year’s ratings will show voters how some passed bills are specious or costly to taxpayers and others will show how they will help New Yorkers,” said Long. “The ratings give voters a scorecard on how their individual legislator voted on a diverse range of bills considered in the legislative session,” said Long.
“Assemblyman Nojay was the highest scoring member overall with 96%, in this year’s ratings. Seven Senators tied as the highest scored in the Senate with 76%.
This year the overall New York State Senate rating is 62%, up from last year’s 56.7%. The conservative endorsed Senate average was 72.75%. The democrats in the Senate averaged 50%. The Assembly did better than last year with an overall rating of 37%, up from 25.18% last year. The conservative endorsed Assembly members averaged 74.4% while the democrat Assembly members averaged 21%.
“Voters should review our ratings and remind their legislators that conservative fiscal policies works for taxpayers and for businesses and conservative values strengthen the principles our great country was founded on,” concluded Long.
(Ratings are online here. If you have a problem downloading, please call: 718-921-2158 or 518-356-
7882 for a copy. Thank you.)