Progressive Mass – House Roll Call Votes – 2011-2012

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VOTE DESCRIPTIONS & KEY 

1.  Income Tax: Vote to reduce the income tax to 5% over 3 years. Roll Call # 39 H 3400.
Progressive position was “no”.

2.  Public benefits and undocumented immigrants: Vote on an amendment to remove some restrictions around public benefits for undocumented immigrants. Roll Call # 71 H 3400.
Progressive position was “yes”.

3.  Undocumented immigrants (secure communities): Vote on restricting spending by the governor until the commonwealth joins the secure communities program, a program that uses unnecessarily harsh measures to track down undocumented immigrants. Roll Call # 73 H 3400.
Progressive position was “no”.

4.  Casinos: Vote to accept a conference committee report on gaming legislation, because casinos have been shown to have a negative impact on small businesses and communities. Roll Call #144 H 3807.
Progressive position was “no”.

5.  Transgender rights: Vote was on final passage of a bill adding gender identity to various civil rights and discrimination provisions. Roll Call #163 H 3810.
Progressive position was “yes”.

6.  Criminal justice reforms: Vote to engross a bill denying parole to habitual offenders. Roll Call # 180 H 3811.

Progressive position was “no”.

7.  Labor unions: Vote was to ensure that labor contracts between unions and public sector employers are valid until a successor agreement is negotiated by the parties. Roll Call # 181 H 3789.
Progressive position was “yes”.

8.  Criminal justice reforms: Vote to engross a bill that would allow convicted defendants access to forensic and scientific analyses. Roll Call # 193 S 1987.
Progressive position was “yes”.

9.  Affordable housing: Vote to engross a bill establishing community housing support services and create a demonstration program that creates no less than 1000 units of permanent supported housing. Roll Call # 202 S 1967.
Progressive position was “yes”.

10.  Social safety net: Vote on an amendment to unnecessarily expand restrictions on the use of EBT cards. Roll Call # 242 H 4100.
Progressive position was “no”.

11.  Foreclosure/consumer protection: Vote on delaying foreclosure sales until the creditor has taken important and measurable steps to avoid foreclosure. Roll call # 248 H 4087.

Progressive position was “yes”.

12.  Economy: Vote to engross a bill to increase infrastructure investment and enhance competitiveness and economic growth in the Commonwealth. Roll Call # 254 H 4110.
Progressive position was “yes”.

13.  Early Education/Child Care: Vote to engross a bill improving early education and child care by family care providers. The bill strengthens professional standards for family care providers. Roll Call # 259 H 3986.
Progressive position was “yes”.

14.  Election/Voting Reforms: Vote on engrossment of a bill to improve election laws by pre-registering 16 and 17 year olds and expanding audits at polling places. Roll Call # 266 H 4120.
Progressive position was “yes”.

15.  Election/Voting Restrictions: Vote was on an amendment to remove a requirement to show ID to vote from the election reform bill. Roll Call # 267 H 4132.
Progressive position was “yes”.

16.  Health care cost (Global payments): Vote to engross a comprehensive healthcare cost containment bill. Roll Call # 275 S 2270.

Progressive position was “yes”.

17.  Criminal justice/minimum mandatory sentencing: Vote was to override the Governor’s veto of the “three strikes” crime bill and his proposed re-introduction of judicial discretion in certain limited situations where a person has been convicted three times of an enumerated set of violent felonies. Roll Call # 315 H 3818.
Progressive position was “no”.

18.  Criminal justice/minimum mandatory sentencing: Vote was on final passage of the “three strikes” crime bill. Roll Call # 343 H 3818.
Progressive position was “no”.

19.  Undocumented immigrants: Vote was to override the governor’s veto of a bill to make the RMV use it’s licensing for business vehicles as a tool to search for undocumented workers. Roll Call # 344 H 4238.
Progressive position was “no”.

 

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