Monthly Archives: May 2011

Legislative Rankings

This week I want to talk about legislative rankings.  In recent years, after each legislative session has concluded, The Salt Lake Tribune releases a scorecard ranking state legislators on how conservative or liberal they are.  These rankings are based on a composite of other measurements established by several special interest groups, such as the Sierra Club, Parents for Choice in Education, the Utah Education Association, and the Utah Taxpayers Association.

But perhaps there’s a better way to determine who in our state legislature is really conservative or liberal?  A professor down at Brigham Young University thinks there is a better way. read more

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