2003-2004 Scorecard for fictional State Representative J. Smith

 

Fundamental Issue in Party Platform
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Summary of related issue
put to vote
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Rep's vote on this issue

Party platform on this issue

Part I: Families & Children

   Persons with Disabilities

Jul 10, 2003: Veto override of $200K reduction to blind job program

  Smith: YES

Platform: YES

   No Child Left Behind

Jul 10, 2003: Veto override of federal school breakfast supplement

  Smith: NO

Platform: YES

   Domestic Partnership

Feb 11, 2004: Defining marriage as one man and one woman

  Smith: NO

Platform: NO

Part II: Education

   Full Funding

May 6, 2003: 3-year moratorium on charter schools

  Smith: YES

Platform: YES

   Excellence, Equality and
   Community

Jul 14, 2003: Exempting two-way bilingual programs from English-only rules

  Smith: YES

Platform: YES

Part III: Health Care
   Mental Health

Jul 10, 2003: Veto override of "Turning 22" mental disability program

  Smith: NO

Platform: YES

   Health Care

Jul 14, 2004: Amending the Constitution to call for universal health care

  Smith: YES

Platform: YES

Part IV: Economic Growth
   Workforce Training

Jan 13, 2004: Investing in emerging technologies, math & science Fund.

  Smith: NO

Platform: NO

   Supporting the Transition
   from Welfare to Work

May 5, 2003: Requiring workfare for mothers of 2- to 6-year-olds

  Smith: YES

Platform: NO

Part V: Fiscal Responsibility
   Tax Fairness and   
   Responsible Budgeting

Apr 30, 2003: Raising the income tax to 5.95% to offset the budget deficit

  Smith: YES

Platform: YES

Part VI: Safety & Justice
   Crime Prevention

Feb. 10, 2004: Earmarking funds for women's substance abuse program

  Smith: YES

Platform: YES

Part VII: Housing
   Urban Investment

July 8, 2004: Rejecting $25M earmarked for Housing Trust Fund

  Smith: YES

Platform: YES

Part VIII: Environment
   Toxics Use Reductions

July 30, 2004: Requiring dental amalgam (mercury) separators

  Smith: YES

Platform: YES

Part IX: Political Reform

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Part X: Worker Rights
   Occupational Safety

Jul 16, 2003: Early retirement for cases of MWRA-work-related cancer

  Smith: YES

Platform: YES

 

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