Sunday, November 30, 2008

Brooklyn Lawmakers Evaluated On 'Green-Friendly’ Voting Record

Ever wonder how your local Assembly member or state Senator feels about the environment?

EPL/Environmental Advocates wants voters to know how green their candidates are. So they compile an annual environmental scorecard – the Voters’ Guide – based on how Assembly members or senators voted for bills that affect the environment.

EPL/Environmental Advocates recently released their guide. Brooklyn Assembly members consistently scored average or above (with a few exceptions), and Brooklyn Senators mostly scored near average or slightly below.

In the Assembly, the Democrats had an average score of 98, while the Republicans had an average of 79 points. In the Senate, the Democrats scored an average of 85, whereas the Republicans scored an average of 75.

All Brooklyn Assembly members scored above average, with five exceptions. ... read more

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