Our grades are based on how lawmakers voted on selected legislation in the categories below. Extra credit points are assigned for bill sponsorship and leadership.
Average House Independent: 63%
Jobs & Workplace
Bills that affect job creation, fair compensation and workers’ rights
Bills that make the tax burden more fair or less fair relative to family income
Crime & Criminal Justice
Bills that affect public safety, policing and incarceration
Clean Air, Land & Water
Bills that affect the environment
Children & Families
Bills that affect quality of life and public services: education, healthcare, broadband access, housing, etc.
Bills that affect whether the powerful get special treatment
Bills that affect voting rights, access to public information and ethics in government