RGF’s Freedom Index: results are in!

Unlike other vote tracking organizations which come out months after the fact, the Rio Grande Foundation’s “Freedom Index” vote tracking tool is finalized and out now. You can find out how your legislators (and others) voted on critical issues of individual freedom.

Every vote relating to financial/economic freedom, education freedom, and your constitutional freedom was rated between -8 for an awful bill and +8 for a great bill and points were assigned in real time as votes occurred. This session there were 3 floor amendments included:

House votes on preserving 4 day school weeks, reducing the personal income tax rate to 1% were included and a Senate vote that would have indexed the Social Security tax to inflation.

Important bills included the paid family leave: SB 3/HB 6 and the “Clean Fuels Standard” HB 41.

Our House winners were: Rep. Candy Ezzell of Roswell followed by John Block of Alamogordo, and Randall Pettigrew of Hobbs.

Winners in the Senate were: Sen. David Gallegos of Hobbs and Greg Schmedes of Albuquerque’s East Mountains who tied followed by Greg Baca of Belen.