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2003 Taxpayers League of Minnesota Scorecard

2003 Taxpayers League of Minnesota Scorecard

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Legislative scorecard for the Taxpayers League of Minnesota for 2003
Legislative scorecard for the Taxpayers League of Minnesota for 2003

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          
United States Congress Scorecard - 108th Congress 2003-04
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                           
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   
U.S. House of Representatives Votes
       
                            
        
                
       
              
      
       
                
      
                   
      
                 
      
              
      
           
       
                          
        
        
       
                
       
                        
         
               
      
         
military
    
       
                
U.S. Senate Votes
      
               
       
                   
       
                          
    
 
    
   
       
                          
       
         
       
                      
       
                         
 
M
INNESOTA
 S
TATE
 S
ENATE
1.
NO NEW TAXES.
The taxpayer friendly vote was to reject this Senate DFLproposal to raise taxes by $1.3 billion. (passed 35-31)2.
SUPPORT THE GOVERNOR’S BUDGET.
 The taxpayer friendly vote was tosupport the Governor’s plan to balance the budget without raising taxes. (failed19-46)3.
DON’T INCREASE CAR TAXES.
 The taxpayer friendly vote was to reject thismeasure to raise the gas tax and increase license tab fees. (passed 35-28)4.
DON’T INCREASE STATE SUBSIDIES.
 The taxpayer friendly vote was toreject increased state subsidies to cities. (failed 16-48)5.
ELIMINATE PORK-BARREL PROJECTS.
The taxpayer friendly vote was toreject a $393 million bonding proposal which provides millions of dollars for petprojects like the Guthrie Theater. (passed 35-31)6.
OPPOSE SILLY REGULATIONS.
 The taxpayer friendly vote was to opposelegislation to mandate that all lawn sprinklers sold must be designed toautomatically shut off when it starts to rain. (passed 44-19)7.
 REJECT DISCRIMINATORY STATE POLICY.
 The taxpayer friendly vote wasto reject this proposal to extend marriage benefits to unmarried stateemployees in same-sex relationships, while excluding state employees inopposite sex relationships (failed 24-42).8.
NO PUBLIC FUNDS FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES.
The taxpayer friendlyvote was to prohibit school districts from using taxpayer dollars to campaign infavor of levy referendums. (failed 30-33)9.
OUTSOURCE STATE JOBS.
 The taxpayer friendly vote was to allow the stateto outsource some jobs to the private sector to increase efficiency. (failed 28-34)10.
REPEAL THE PROFILE OF LEARNING.
 The taxpayer friendly vote was torepeal the Profile of Learning, which wasted millions of tax dollars onbureaucracy while dumbing down our children. (passed 64-3)11.
REJECT RATIONED HEALTH CARE.
 The taxpayer friendly vote was to rejectthis proposal for a rationed health care plan, which puts patient treatmentdecisions in the hands of state bureaucrats, not doctors. (passed 36-28)12.
REFORM THE LEGAL SYSTEM.
 The taxpayer friendly vote was to reform thelegal system by requiring that a defendant in a lawsuit must be more than 50%at fault before it can be held liable for 100% of the damages. (passed 43-22)
M
INNESOTA
 H
OUSE
 
OF
 R
EPRESENTATIVES
1.
NO NEW TAXES.
 The taxpayer friendly vote was to support the Omnibus TaxBill, which balances the state budget without raising taxes. (passed 70-63)2.
HOLD THE LINE ON GOVERNMENT SPENDING.
 The taxpayer friendly votewas to support the Phase 1 budget bill which cut nearly $500 million inspending from the 2003 budget. (passed 77-50)3.
DON’T INCREASE CAR TAXES.
 The taxpayer friendly vote was to reject thismeasure to raise the gas tax and increase license tab fees. (failed 53-80)4.
DON’T INCREASE STATE SUBSIDIES.
 The taxpayer friendly vote was toreject increased state subsidies to cities. (failed 62-71)5.
OPPOSE SILLY REGULATIONS.
 The taxpayer friendly vote was to reject thisproposal to ban all dishwater detergent containing any phosphorous (failed49-84)6.
 SAY NO TO GOVERNMENT-RUN CASINO.
 The taxpayer friendly vote was toreject this proposal to build a government-chartered casino to fund pork barrelspending. (passed 71-60)7.
NO PUBLIC FUNDS FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES.
The taxpayer friendlyvote was to prohibit school districts from using taxpayer dollars to campaign infavor of levy referendums. (passed 90-41)8.
LIMIT STATE SPENDING ON ART.
 The taxpayer friendly vote was to supportthis legislation which caps the amount of state building costs that can be spenton commissioned art installations. (passed 81-51)9.
REDUCE SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION COSTS.
 The taxpayer friendly votewas to reject this attempt to prevent school districts from hiring non-union laborand reduce costs for school construction projects. (failed 66-66)10.
SUPPORT “FAMILY CAP” ON WELFARE PAYMENTS.
 The taxpayer friendlyvote was to reject this attempt to kill a proposal to curtail increased welfarepayments to families who have additional children. (failed 53-79)11.
 REPEAL THE PROFILE OF LEARNING.
 The taxpayer friendly vote was torepeal the Profile of Learning, which has wasted millions of tax dollars onbureaucracy while dumbing down our children. (passed 125-9)12.
REFORM THE LEGAL SYSTEM.
 The taxpayer friendly vote was to reform thelegal system by requiring that a defendant in a lawsuit must be more than 50%at fault before it can be held liable for 100% of the damages. (passed 80-51)
VOTE DESCRIPTIONSSTATE SENATE
T
AXPAYERS
 L
EAGUE
 
OF
 M
INNESOTA
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