Fort Hamilton Station, NY (10/16/2018) The Conservative Party released the ratings for the 2018 Legislative Session today in order to keep the electorate knowledgeable of how their state legislators voted on 20 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.
Michael J. Fitzpatrick – 8th AD, scored a perfect 100%; Assemblyman Fitzpatrick has consistently been a top-rated Assemblyman. The highest ranked Senator in 2018 is Robert G. Ortt – 62nd SD with 85%.
The Senate average this year remained consistent with last year’s ratings. The overall Senate Rating is 55%, the same as last year. The conservative endorsed Senators averaged 69%, up one point from last year; the democrats averaged 41%, the same as they scored last year. The Assembly’s overall rating was 42%; up from last year’s 37%, and coincidently the same as it was in 2016. Conservative endorsed Assembly Members averaged 78% up from last year’s 74%, while the Assembly Democrats averaged 28%, up from 21% and also coincidently just shy of 2016’s 29%.
“Voters are encouraged to review the ratings and use them when considering who to vote for in the upcoming elections. 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.)