Today, the House Republican Alliance (HRA) released its 2014 scorecard for members of the New Hampshire House. The HRA scorecard ranks every state representative's voting record according to how well their votes comply with the U.S and N.H. Constitution, the New Hampshire Republican Platform, and fiscal soundness. The rating is determined by comparing each representative's voting record with the recommendations HRA published in the "Pink Sheet”. HRA's Pink Sheet recommendations are distributed to House members before each session and are available on the HRA website.
This scorecard was derived from 118 roll call votes. This year, on average, 83.3% of Republican voted in line with HRA recommendations. The Democrats' average was 9.6%, which dramatically demonstrates how different the parties are in their respective ideologies.
The HRA scorecard is the longest running scorecard or measurement used in the New Hampshire House of Representatives. A summary of each bill's impact is available at www.NHHRA.org.
The HRA is the oldest independent policy group in the NH House, consisting of current and recent New Hampshire House members who work together to advance fiscal sanity and Republican principles of smaller government and keeping taxes low for all citizens of the state.