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ACUF Releases Scores of the Delaware General Assembly

Alexandria, VA—The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) has just released its ratings of the 2018 meeting of the Delaware General Assembly.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 Delawareans.

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 Delaware General Assembly’s overall conservative score fell compared to the 2017 session (from 46.15 percent to 37.17 percent).

Delaware legislators voted on key issues during the 2018 session. In one or both chambers, they voted to prohibit the right to work without joining a union, restrict the ability of workers to leave unions, and mandate health insurance coverage of fertility services and contraception.

“Greedy union bosses triumphed over workers when liberal Delaware lawmakers prohibited the right to work without joining a union,” said ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp. “Unions climbed deeper into workers’ pockets when lawmakers agreed to create more obstacles for workers to leave unions. And despite Delaware’s crisis as one of 10 states with the country’s highest insurance premiums, lawmakers imposed insurance mandates that will undoubtedly raise the cost of health insurance yet again. Will Delaware lawmakers ever learn that big government makes even bigger messes?”

The average score for Republican Delaware House Representatives was 62 percent, while the average score for Republican Delaware Senators was 60 percent. Only one senator and representative earned awards for scoring 80 percent or better. The overall average for the Delaware General Assembly was 46.15 percent.

Click Here to view the 2018 Ratings of Delaware.

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