Arizona’s forty-eighth legislature scored
The sixth edition of the annual Goldwater Institute Legislative Report Card scores Arizona legislators on 237 votes across four categories: education, constitutional government, regulation, and tax and budget. Those scores are tabulated into final percentage scores and letter grades that indicate how well each legislator adheres to the principles of limited government enshrined in the U.S. and Arizona Constitutions.
The highest-scoring senators were Republicans Ron Gould (Dist.-3), Jack Harper (Dist.-4), and Karen Johnson (Dist.-18).
The highest scoring representatives were Republicans Andy Biggs (Dist.-22), Russell Pearce (Dist.-18), and Trish Groe (Dist.-3).
The Goldwater Institute writes, “The report’s broad scope and intuitive grading scale shine light into what are often dark recesses.”
We thank them for this effort at providing that bright light.