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By Conservative First, Section News
The American Conservative Union has long been the premier organization rating members of Congress on how conservative their voting records are. Recently, ACU began rating state legislators on their voting records, and it just released its second ratings of the Michigan state legislature.
Their PDF is hard to read, so I will summarize the relevant information here.
ACU rated 20 house votes and 16 senate votes from 2012 and 2013. Their timing is curious, since this overlaps distinct legislative sessions. This isn't a big deal for the state senate, which wasn't up for election in 2012, but the composition of the state house changed significantly. Thus some state reps are rated only for 2012 (12 votes) or 2013 (8 votes) Fourteen of the bills are the same for both halves of the legislature. The most common topics for the state house votes were taxes (4 votes), gun rights and hunting (4), and education (3). The most common topic for the state senate votes was gun rights and hunting (5 votes).
ACU Michigan state senate ratings 2012/2013:
100%: Brandenberg, Hune
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