Fort Hamilton Station, NY (10/24/2017) The Conservative Party released the ratings for the 2017 Legislative Session today in order to keep the electorate knowledgeable of how their state legislators voted on 25 key bills acted upon in the current session.
The Conservative Party tracks legislation throughout the session, issues support and opposition memos, and determines, at an executive committee meeting, which key issues will be used. The Bills considered include spending, crime, education, nanny state legislation, pro-life issues and various other topics that affect the lives of New Yorkers. “We believe that it is necessary to keep the public informed of 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 what transpires in Albany,” said Michael R. Long, State Chairman.
“A review of the Bills used this year will show voters how some are specious or costly and others will show how they help New Yorkers.” said Long.
The five Assemblymen tied with 92% are Kevin M. Byrne – 94 AD, Joseph A. Errigo – 133 AD, Michael J. Fitzpatrick – 8 AD, Christopher S. Friend – 124 AD, and Stephen Hawley – 139 AD. The four Senators tied with 80% are Fred Akshar – 52 SD, Kathleen A. Marchione – 43 SD, Sue Serino– 41 SD and James Tedisco – 49 SD.
This year the overall Senate Rating is 55% down from 69% last year. The conservative endorsed Senators average was 68% down from last year’s 79%; the democrats averaged 41% down from last year’s 57%. The Assembly’s overall rating was 37% down from 42% last year. Conservative endorsed Assembly Members averaged 74% up from last year’s 71%, while the Assembly Democrats averaged 21% down from 29%.
“Voters are encouraged to contact their legislators to remind them that conservative fiscal policy and principles make New York business friendly and encourages entrepreneurs to open businesses here to provide jobs and keep families here in the Empire State,” Long concluded.
(Ratings are online here. If you have a problem downloading, please call 718-921-2158 or 518-356-7882 for a copy. Thank you.)