2003-04 Mass Scorecard for State Senator Linda Melconian

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Democrat representing Hampden
Office: 511-B
Phone: (617) 722-1660
E-mail: LMelconi@senate.state.ma.us
Website: http://www.state.ma.us/legis/member/ljm0.htm

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Fundamental Issue in MassDems' Party Platform
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Summary of related issue put to vote
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This Senator's vote on this issue Party platform on this issue
Part I: Families & Children
  Persons with Disabilities
Jul 14, 2003:Veto override of $200K reduction to blind job program Melconian: YESPlatform: YES
  Persons with Disabilities Jul 14, 2003:Veto override of $900K for disability & mentoring aid Melconian: YESPlatform: YES
  No Child Left Behind Jul 14, 2003:Veto override of federal school breakfast supplement Melconian: YESPlatform: YES
  Domestic Partnership Feb 11, 2004:defining marriage as one man and one woman Melconian: NOPlatform: NO
Part II: Education
  Excellence, Equality and Community
Jul 14, 2003:Exempting two-way bilingual programs from English-only rules Melconian: YESPlatform: YES
  Putting Education to Work Jul 17, 2003:aid to agricultural, technical, and vocational schools Melconian: YESPlatform: YES
  Full Funding Jun 12, 2003:Allowing a meals tax at the city and town level Melconian: YESPlatform: YES
Part III: Health Care
  Access and Costs
Jul 10, 2003:Veto override of $10M cut in the uncompensated care pool Melconian: NOPlatform: YES
  Mental Health Jul 14, 2003:Veto override of "Turning 22" mental disability program Melconian: YESPlatform: YES
  Health Care Jul 14, 2004:amending the Constitution to call for universal health care Melconian: YESPlatform: YES
  Tobacco Jul 17, 2003:Veto override of cuts in smoking cessation program Melconian: YESPlatform: YES
Part IV: Economic Growth
  Competitive Advantage and a Global Economy
Jan 15, 2004:funding for International Trade Council to promote exports Melconian: YESPlatform: YES
  Workforce Training Jan 15, 2004:investing in emerging technologies, math & science Fund. Melconian: YESPlatform: YES
  Workforce Training Jul 17, 2003:establishing of a new Department of Workforce Development Melconian: YESPlatform: YES
  Supporting the Transition from Welfare to Work Jul 17, 2003:allowing parents on welfare to go back to school Melconian: YESPlatform: YES
Part V: Fiscal Responsibility
  Tax Fairness and Responsible Budgeting
May 8, 2003:Requiring spending reductions to balance new appropriations Melconian: YESPlatform: YES
  Consumer Protection Jul 17, 2003:Veto override of cuts in consumer protections Melconian: YESPlatform: YES
Part VI: Safety & Justice
  Legal Services
Jul 14, 2003:Veto override of Mass Correctional Legal Services Melconian: YESPlatform: YES
  Legal Services Jul 17, 2003:Veto override of cuts in legal assistance Melconian: YESPlatform: YES
Part VII: Housing (No votes on which to base response)
Part VIII: Environment
  Food Safety, Pesticides and Public Health
Jul 10, 2003:Veto override of reduced fees for blood lead level testing Melconian: YESPlatform: YES
  Environmental Law Enforcement Jul 17, 2003:Veto override of cuts in Water Management Act enforcement Melconian: YESPlatform: YES
Part IX: Political Reform (No votes on which to base response)
Part X: Worker Rights
  Occupational Safety
Jul 17, 2003:Early retirement for cases of MWRA-work-related cancer Melconian: YESPlatform: YES
Part XI: America & the World (No votes on which to base response)
Number of votes in 2003-04 in accord with Democratic Party Platform: 21 out of 22 votes.
Summary letter grade:
A=90% or better; B=80%; C=70%; D=60%; F=below 60%

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Other Mass Senators:     Linda Melconian voting record:
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Steven Baddour
Jarrett Barrios
Frederick Berry
Stephen Brewer
Harriette Chandler
Robert Creedon
Cynthia Creem
Susan Fargo
Guy Glodis
John Hart
Robert Havern
Robert Hedlund
Cheryl Jacques
Brian Joyce
Michael Knapik
Brian Lees
David Magnani
Thomas McGee
Linda Melconian
Joan Menard
Mark Montigny
Richard Moore
Michael Morrissey
Therese Murray
Andrea Nuciforo
Robert O`Leary
Marc Pacheco
Steven Panagiotakos
Pamela Resor
Stanley Rosenberg
Charles Shannon
JoAnn Sprague
Bruce Tarr
Richard Tisei
Steven Tolman
Robert Travaglini
Susan Tucker
Marian Walsh
Dianne Wilkerson
Part I: Families & Children
Part II: Education
Part III: Health Care
Part IV: Economic Growth
Part V: Fiscal Responsibility
Part VI: Safety & Justice
Part VII: Housing
Part VIII: Environment
Part IX: Political Reform
Part X: Worker Rights
Part XI: America & the World

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