The Center for Legislative Accountability (CLA), a project of CPAC Foundation and the American Conservative Union Foundation, conducts an annual, in-depth analysis to rate all 8,000 lawmakers in America, revealing their positions on a wide variety of issues directly affecting our communities and families.
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Hawaii Ranked 2nd Most Liberal State in Nation
CPAC Releases New Voting Analysis of All 7,400 State Lawmakers
ALEXANDRIA, VA (October 20, 2022) — Hawaii has earned the title of 2nd most liberal state in the nation after plunging in the annual 50 state analysis conducted by the Center for Legislative Accountability (CLA), a project of CPAC Foundation and the American Conservative Union Foundation.
In CPAC’s analysis of all 7,400 state lawmakers in America, the Hawaii legislature earned a conservative rating of a mere 19% (a significant drop from the 23% in 2020). Rhode Island now only trails Massachusetts (15%) as most liberal in America. The conservative rating is calculated through CPAC’s legislative scorecards and is based on lawmaker voting across 186 policy areas ranging from cultural and life issues to tax, fiscal, and regulatory policies. Each year the CLA tallies over 320,000 votes to generate the scores.
The ratings have also been incorporated into CPAC’s new Lawmaker Comparison Tool which runs head-to-head comparisons on lawmaker’s strongest and weakest policy areas.
The CLA is the first and only organization to annually publish individual ratings for all 8,000 federal and state lawmakers in America. The CLA is also home to the nation’s most comprehensive conservative policy database containing over 19,000 detailed bill analyses which span 50 years of Congress and all 50 state legislatures.
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