Legislative Report Card

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How do your state legislators vote on environmental bills?

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Since 1985, Mass Audubon has reported the environmental voting records of the state legislature in order to inform citizens of their state legislators' performance in protecting the nature of Massachusetts. A legislator's score does not represent an endorsement, or lack thereof, by Mass Audubon.

We publish only how each legislator voted on environmental issues when he or she was asked to stand up and be counted during formal debate by reviewing all roll call votes on record at the Senate and House Clerks' offices. These are votes that legislators themselves, not Mass Audubon, have chosen to become part of the official record of the session. Roll call votes are the single available objective measure to evaluate legislators on their performance.