Local Lawmakers Fall Short On Sierra Club Midterm Legislative Scorecard
March 5, 2018
Midterm scorecard results are in and a grassroots environmental organization says area lawmakers failed to make the grade.
The Sierra Club Michigan Chapter’s midterm legislative scorecard tracked environmental voting behavior of state House and Senate members during the 2017-2018 legislative session thus far. It says the Senate received a failing score of 51% and the House narrowly passed with a score of 67%. As for local lawmakers, Republican Senators Joe Hune of Fowlerville and Ken Horn both scored 25%. Horn represents the 32nd District that includes Fenton, Argentine Township and Linden. In the State House, Republican Representatives Hank Vaupel of Handy Township and Lana Theis of Brighton Township each scored 45%, while Representative Joe Graves of Argentine Township scored 40%. Officials say the scorecard shows the legislature has the wrong priorities when it comes to protecting Michigan’s environment, and “clean air and water should not be partisan issues.”
The Sierra Club’s Scorecard and individual voting records of lawmakers may be viewed in the attachment. (JM/JK)