WASHINGTON, DC– The Club for Growth Foundation published the 2021 Alabama economic scorecard to bring increased public transparency and accountability to view voting records of Alabama’s elected state legislators on economic growth issues. 1819 News’ Jeff Poor published an exclusive report on the scorecard and its findings.
The Foundation conducted a comprehensive examination of each lawmaker’s record on votes related to pro-growth policies and computed an Economic Growth Score on a scale of 0 to 100. A score of 100 indicates the highest support for pro-growth policies. The Foundation’s study examined over 2,500 floor votes and, in the end, included 21 Alabama House votes and 20 Alabama Senate votes.
“Through the release of this scorecard series, the Club for Growth Foundation is looking at how state legislatures perform in terms of pro-growth policies,” said Club for Growth Foundation President David McIntosh. “We believe that this scorecard will help inform citizens and entrepreneurs about who supports the policies that promote economic prosperity.”
Club for Growth Foundation plans on releasing similar state scorecards for legislatures across the country.
Key Takeaways on Alabama 2021 Economic Scorecard:
Average Republican Score: 27% (Up from 21% in 2020)
Average Democrat Score: 11% (Up from 6% in 2020)
Highest-Rated Republican: Senator David Sessions (SD-35)- 35%
Highest-Rated Democrat: Senator William Beasley (SD-28)- 30%
Lowest- Rated Republican: Senator Larry Stutts (SD-6)
Lowest Rated Democrat: Senator Kirk Hatcher (SD-26) – 0%
Average Republican Score: 28% (Up from 15% in 2020)
Average Democrat Score: 12% (Up from 0% in 2020)
Highest-Rated Republican: Rep. Andrew Sorrell (HD-03)- 95%
Highest Rated Democrat: Rep. Dexter Grimsley (HD-85) – 20%
Lowest Rated Republican: Rep. Dickie Drake (HD-45) – 14%
Lowest Rated Democrat: Several members had a score of 6%
Click here to view the Alabama Senate Scorecard.
Click here to view the Alabama House Scorecard.
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