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ACUF Releases Scores of New Hampshire General Court

Alexandria, VA—The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) has just released its ratings of the 2018 meeting of the New Hampshire General Court. ACUF’s Ratings—both federal and state—are an initiative of ACUF’s Center for Legislative Accountability. These ratings are designed to reflect how over 8,000 of the nation’s elected officials view the role of government and illustrate the differences between chambers of the legislature, while revealing lawmakers’ positions on a wide variety of issues that directly affect residents of New Hampshire.

ACUF reviewed each piece of legislation voted on in both the Senate and House to produce average scores of each chamber as well as individual scores for each sitting member. According to ACUF’s Year in Review, the New Hampshire General Court’s overall conservative score decreased compared to the 2017 session (from 47.79 percent to 47.50 percent).

New Hampshire legislators voted on key issues during the 2018 session. In one or both chambers, they voted to increase transparency of the budgeting process and collective bargaining with the state, eliminate barriers to employment by reducing anti-competitive licensing requirements, and eliminate job opportunities by imposing employment mandates.

“In the 2018 session, conservatives of the New Hampshire General Court led the way to improve transparency of government spending,” said ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp. “Conservatives also created job opportunities when they won the fight to reduce unreasonable licensing requirements. We hope lawmakers of the General Court will commit to improving job prospects for people by eliminating the harmful employment mandates passed in the 2018 session.”

The average score for Republican New Hampshire representatives was 77 percent, while just 23 percent of all representatives earned awards for scoring 80 percent or better. One-third of New Hampshire senators earned awards. The overall average for the New Hampshire General Court was 47.50 percent.

Click Here to view the 2018 Ratings of New Hampshire.

For questions or media inquiries regarding ACUF state ratings, email Luke Schneider, Public Affairs & Policy Analyst for the American Conservative Union Foundation, at [email protected].