2005 Mass Scorecard for Fictional State Representative Rosie Rep

Rosie the Rep is a fictional state representative, who always votes with the majority of the House. This sample scorecard defines the preliminary votes for the 2005 House session which will be included on the 2005-2006 Mass Scorecard. Your comments are welcomed -- please write to jesse@MassScorecard.org -- we will develop the rest of the Scorecard in time for the September 2006 primary election. Please click on the date links in the second column below to see the details behind each vote selection.
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Democrat representing Thirty-eighth Middlesex
Office: 117
Phone: (617) 722-0000
E-mail: RosieRep@hou.state.ma.us
Website: http://www.state.ma.us/legis/member/RosieRep.htm

Vote selection and interpretation by representatives of Mass Scorecard without approval or participation from the Massachusetts Democratic Party.

Fundamental Issue in MassDems' Party Platform
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Summary of related issue put to vote
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This Rep's vote on this issue Party platform on this issue
Part I. CIVIL RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES: Same-sex marriage Sept. 14, 2005: Affirming marriage for heterosexuals only Rosie: NOPlatform: NO
Part I. CIVIL RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES: Church & state Sept. 28, 2005: Reaffirming 'one nation under God' in pledge of allegiance Rosie: YESPlatform: NO
Part II. HEALTH CARE: Stem Cell research May 31, 2005: Override veto on Stem Cell Research Bill Rosie: YESPlatform: YES
Part II. HEALTH CARE: Mental health July 14, 2005: Maintaining two state psychiatric hospitals Rosie: YESPlatform: YES
Part III. EDUCATION: Libraries Oct. 6, 2005: Fund libraries from Cultural Facilities Fund Rosie: NOPlatform: YES
Part IV. ECONOMIC GROWTH AND JOBS: Stem cell research March 31, 2005: Establishing Biotechnology Advisory Council Rosie: YESPlatform: YES
Part IV. ECONOMIC GROWTH AND JOBS: Small business Oct. 6, 2005: Exempt new corporations from minimum excise tax Rosie: NOPlatform: YES
Part V. LABOR: Collective bargaining Feb 15, 2005: $2.5M more for collective bargaining at UMass Rosie: NOPlatform: YES
Part VI. HOUSING: Homelessness July 14, 2005: Veto override for $220K for homelessness Rosie: YESPlatform: YES
Part VII. SOCIAL SECURITY: Safety net Jul 14, 2005: Study how MA can overcome federal workfare rules Rosie: YESPlatform: YES
Part X. SAFETY, JUSTICE AND CRIME PREVENTION: Death penalty Nov. 15, 2005: Reinstating capital punishment Rosie: NOPlatform: NO
Part XII. TAXES AND PUBLIC SERVICES: Local aid Apr 29, 2005: Replace restrictions on local aid allocations Rosie: YESPlatform: YES
Part XII. TAXES AND PUBLIC SERVICES: Condemn tax cuts Oct. 18, 2005: Postpone reduction of income tax to 5% Rosie: YESPlatform: YES
Number of votes in 2005 in accord with Democratic Party Platform: 9 out of 13 votes.
Summary letter grade:
A=90% or better; B=80%; C=70%; D=60%; F=below 60%
D

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Other Mass Reps from Middlesex County:     Rosie Rep voting record:
Bruce Ayers
Scott Brown
Robert Coughlin
Joseph Driscoll
William Galvin
Lida Harkins
Louis Kafka
Ronald Mariano
James Murphy
John Rogers
Frank Smizik
Walter Timilty
Stephen Tobin
James Vallee
Part I: CIVIL RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES
Part II: HEALTH CARE
Part III: EDUCATION
Part IV: ECONOMIC GROWTH AND JOBS
Part V: LABOR
Part VI: HOUSING
Part VII: SOCIAL SECURITY AND THE SAFETY NET
Part VIII: ENVIRONMENT
Part IX: CONSUMER PROTECTION
Part X: SAFETY, JUSTICE AND CRIME PREVENTION
Part XI: VOTING PROCEDURES
Part XII: TAXES AND PUBLIC SERVICES

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