(PR): REPORT CARD SHOWS MAJORITY OF LAWMAKERS ARE FAILING TAXPAYERS

HJTA releases 2017 Legislative Report Card.

Sacramento, CA — The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association has released its 2017 Legislative Report Card grading lawmakers on legislative bills important to taxpayers.  The Report Card is a non-partisan tool to help taxpayers hold legislators accountable by tracking their individual votes.

A record 79 legislators failed the scorecard while only 24 got a grade of “A.” Ten legislators received the coveted and difficult to get perfect score in 2017: Assembly Members Travis Allen, Brian Dahle, Vince Fong, Jay Obernolte and Jim Patterson.  They were joined by State Senators Joel Anderson, Patricia Bates, Jean Fuller, Mike Morrell and Jeff Stone.

“The trend is not good,” said HJTA President Jon Coupal.  “By approving major new burdens on middle class taxpayers, the current crop of Sacramento lawmakers is exhibiting an outright hostility to the taxpayers who pay the state’s bills.”

To review the Report Card in its entirety and to see how individual representatives scored, please click here.

For more information about our methodology and scoring system go to hjta.org or e-mail Legislative Director David Wolfe at: david@hjta.org