Well, friends, it’s the “year of the state” and at Granite State Progress we think it’s about time – our down-ballot races deserve as much attention as those at the top-of-the-ticket, especially judging by the fiasco in Concord the past two years.
Let us introduce our latest contribution to the good fight: the Granite State Progress State House Report Card.
It’s more than 200 roll call votes from the past session, categorized by legislator and issue in all their glory. We’ve stripped out the confusing legislative jargon and instead explained each bill in a straight-forward way, so that you don’t have to be a State House insider or reach back in memory to understand what they really mean for Granite State families and small businesses.
Many of the legislator pages also include references to press releases, news articles and videos that legislators appeared in. (Video links from Granite State Progress? Shocking we know!) As well as information about whether that legislator is running for re-election and, if so, what districts and communities they are seeking to represent.
Basically: we hope it captures everything you and others need about who did what these past two years, and what they plan to do going forward. The Report Card currently contains the voting records of State Representatives from 2011-2012. In the coming weeks we’ll also add this year’s candidates for the State House as part of our regular Progressive Voter Guide, which compiles endorsements from our allies. (Granite State Progress doesn’t actually do endorsements.)
So, take a look, let us know what you think and hopefully, like it enough to send it around. We can’t let people forget how damaging the current House Leadership has been to the New Hampshire way of life, and how important it is that we restore balance and common sense in New Hampshire.
(Special H/T to BH’s own Mike Hoefer, whose Hoefer Web Internet Marketing and Strategy Agency in Keene provided all of the site layout and design – and made it so you can share this resource on Facebook, Twitter and the like directly from whatever page you’re on. Thanks, Mike! And also your teammate Matt!)