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April 27, 2005

Eastern Washington Progressive Scorecard

The gang at Blue Washington offer a nice Legislative Report Card for Eastside legislators.

Positive numbers = progressive
Negative numbers = not so much

Posted by Jon Stahl on April 27, 2005 at 08:36 PM in Inside Baseball | Permalink

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As an Benton County resident it saddened me to see that by electing Republican legislators my district became completely irrelevant to the legislative process. That needn't have been the case if the Republicans hadn't preferred wing-nut positions to positions of genuine value.

Posted by: Kendall Miller | May 2, 2005 11:20:23 AM

I was particularly interested in the comment about HB 1397 Clean Cars methodology: "Sen. Mike Hewitt (R-Walla Walla) voted for the bill but did so only to allow him to move its reconsideration after passage. His motion for reconsideration was not successful. BW scores him as a “No” vote on our report card."

This kind of analysis is so vital to keep up with the procedural tactics that legislators use. A simple examination of the roll call vote doesn't tell the whole picture. This report card gets an "A+" in my book!

PS Kendall, are there any progressive candidates who might be successful against your legislators in the next election? Now's the time to start helping 'em!

Posted by: Holly Forrest | May 2, 2005 11:31:38 AM

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