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ACUF Releases Scores of the Missouri General Assembly

Alexandria, VA—The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) has just released its ratings of the 2018 meeting of the Missouri 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 Missourians.

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 Missouri General Assembly’s overall conservative score fell compared to the 2017 session (from 66.42 percent to 56.61 percent).

Missouri legislators voted on key issues during the 2018 session. In one or both chambers, they voted to cut taxes for individuals and businesses, strengthen protections for unborn human lives and eliminate unnecessary occupational licensing requirements.

“In the 2018 session, a small group of conservative lawmakers in Missouri won a tough battle to eliminate barriers for people seeking to enter the workforce,” said ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp. “Conservatives also voted to help Missouri workers keep more of their paychecks when they cut taxes for individuals and businesses. We applaud these lawmakers for demonstrating the benefits of conservative principles in action.”

The average score for Republican Missouri House Representatives was 84 percent, while 56 percent of all representatives earned awards for scoring 80 percent or better. Just two Missouri State Senators earned awards. The overall average for the Missouri State Legislature was 56.61 percent.

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