so the session is complete, save an unprecedented and would be miraculous veto
override session being called. Thus, it’s time to compute the voting scorecard
for the 2014 session. Sixteen issues were selected and weighed for computation,
all but four having been voted upon in both chambers. These were chosen mostly
from the watch list compiled throughout the session, along with others of some
importance. For a bill’s vote(s) to be selected, in one chamber there had to be
more than one legislator not voting for the winning or losing side.
that passage of bills depends upon the seated membership of a body, not voting
is counted as a negative vote. However, if a legislator had a leave of absence
granted for that day, his absent votes weren’t counted for bills voted on that
day and the score adjusted to take that into account.
are the bills with votes for final passage in every case on which the scorecard
was computed, with the conservative/reform position and the weighing indicated: