The Sierra Club North Star Chapter’s 2009-2010 scorecard for state legislators shows a lopsided record between Republicans and DFLers.
The Minneapolis-based Sierra Club chapter released the scorecard this afternoon.
The scorecard is based on votes taken in the last two years. Scored legislation includes votes on repealing the moratorium on new nuclear power plants and the Complete Streets transportation planning legislation. The moratorium didn’t pass. Complete Streets was signed into law. Both outcomes were favored by the Sierra Club.
House DFLers voted with the Sierra Club 90 percent of the time and Senate DFLers voted with the group 87 percent of the time.
The House Republican average was 14 percent and Senate Republicans were on board with the Sierra Club 23 percent of the time.
On the extremes, twenty-one Republicans received zero percent ratings. Six Senate Republicans received zero percent ratings. Two Republicans received 50 percent or higher ratings.
Thirty-six House DFLers received 100 percent scores. Twenty-five Senate DFLers received 100 percent scores. Several greater Minnesota DFLers, however, dipped into the 60-percent range.
An interesting facet of the scorecard is the amount of committee-specific analysis.