|89%||Republican||Plymouth and Norfolk|
|68%||Republican||Worcester and Norfolk|
|64%||Republican||Plymouth and Barnstable|
|54%||Republican||First Essex and Middlesex|
|50%||Republican||Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex|
Every two years candidates across the Commonwealth pledge to make government more transparent, hold the line on taxes, and support small business. Have you ever wondered if they actually vote that way? With each vote cast in the State House, our economic freedom either advances or recedes. The Key Votes that appear on our Legislative Scorecard allow Massachusetts residents to hold their elected officials accountable. Find out how your local representatives actually voted.
The most recent votes are overrides of the Governor’s budget vetoes. To see other votes, click “here” to skip the override votes.
|Date||Vote||Bill Description||Yes Votes||No Votes||Status||Mass Fiscal's Stance|
|07/31/16||Senate #601||Override the Governor’s veto of Education Information Technology Costs||38||1||Passed||No|
|07/31/16||Senate #602||Override the Governor’s veto of Department of Elementary and Secondary Education||38||2||Passed||No|
|07/31/16||Senate #603||Override the Governor’s veto of Office of Literacy Programs||39||1||Passed||No|
|07/31/16||Senate #604||Override the Governor’s veto of School Breakfast Program||38||1||Passed||No|
|07/31/16||Senate #605||Override the Governor’s veto of Public School Military Mitigation||38||1||Passed||No|
Note: Some votes are labeled (Indefinite Study). Frequently, when legislators propose amendments, other lawmakers try to add a section which says that the amendment cannot take effect until a study of the impact has been completed. These studies are rarely intended to be completed. In many cases, this tactic is used to prevent votes on the original proposals.