Grades and Scoring
Legislation is identified for scoring based on its impact on Louisiana residents in one of the seven issue categories above. Legislators are graded, just like you remember in school, based on what percentage of their votes are aligned with people’s interests.
Legislators receive an overall score and sub-scores by issue category. Anything below 60% is an F. Bonus points are awarded based on bill sponsorship, introducing positive or negative amendments and other significant acts of legislative leadership.
Grades are updated weekly based on lawmakers’ votes during the prior week.
This project is a collaborative effort between Louisiana Budget Project, Together Louisiana, the Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy and the Power Coalition for Equity & Justice.