United for Missouri is committed to educating and mobilizing citizens about the impact of limited government and economic policy on the state and the impact of the federal government exceeding its Constitutional limits on achieving growth, opportunity and prosperity. United for Missouri’s programs, analyses and issue advocacy will help state and federal legislators, state wide elected officials, state agencies, the media and individual citizens understand why policies that promote the American free enterprise system are the best method to ensuring prosperity for all Missourians.

The 2014 Legislative Scorecard is completed! United for Missouri limits our evaluations to those things contained within our Mission Statement above. The bills scored were:

HB1302 Wood Burning Stoves/Furnaces YES Prohibits Department of Natural Resources from implementing and enforcing EPA regs and rules for woodburining devices
HB1490 Common Core YES Requires the development and recommendation of new academic performance standards by October 1, 2015
HB1501 Tax Credits NO Would have extended and added numerous tax credits
HB1631 Air Conservation Commission YES Requires state standards for carbon dioxide emissions be developed and conditions to be considered
HJR68 Sales Tax for Transportation NO Constitutional ballot measure increasing state sales tax 3/4 cents for transportation purposes (roads, bike trails, etc.)
HJR72 Governor’s Budget Authority YES Constitutional ballot measure that would better define Governor’s ability to withhold funds
HB2010 A2 Medicaid Expansion Amend NO Amendment to implement the Obamacare Medicaid expansion
SB493 Education Reform YES Addresses transfer issue for unaccredited districts and allows additional parental choice
SB509 Tax Cut YES First broad based income tax cut in almost 100 years. All working Missourians receive a reduction. Reduces individual income tax rate from 6% to 5.5% and small biz reportable pass through income by 25% both over 5 years
SB509 Tax Cut Override YES Override of Governor’s veto
SB518 A1 Medicaid Expansion Amend NO Amendment to implement the Obamacare Medicaid expansion
SB664 Clean Water Commission YES Similar to HB1631 but also adds Clean Water Standards updates
SB841 Nicotine or Vapor Products NO Places regulations on the sale of vapor devices and places that can sell them
SJR27 Electronic Communications & Data YES Constitutional amendment protecting a person’s electronic communication & data from unreasonable searches and seizures performed by the government.

These bills were assigned a maximum number of points. Legislators were given the maximum points if they voted in support of our Mission Statement principles or zero points if not.  The only exception to the all or nothing scoring was House Joint Resolution 68. Many legislators thought because the issue was going to go to a vote of the people they should vote yes. United for Missouri disagrees but we understand why they voted that way and awarded a No vote minimum points.

Here are the scorecards for the 2014 Legislative session.

2014 House Summary

2014 House Scorecard Detail Votes

2014 Senate Summary

2014 Senate Scorecard Detail Votes

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