Senator Steve Waugh (R, Calvert & St. Mary’s Counties) is pleased to announce that for the second year in a row he has received a 100% score from Maryland Business for Responsive Government (MBRG) in this year’s General Assembly scorecard, indicating a pro-business position. MBRG considers cumulative scores above 70% as pro-business.
Each year, MBRG selects recorded votes from the most recent General Assembly session that have practical or philosophical importance to the widest possible range of Maryland businesses, trade associations, and chambers of commerce. MBRG identifies the selected bills in Roll Call and analyzes the votes to produce a score for each legislator. This year, 14 Senators and 29 Delegates received perfect scores of 100%, whereas 2 Senators and 31 Delegates scored below 30%. For the 2016 analysis, Roll Call analyzed 7 Senate votes and 13 House votes.
In response to receiving the perfect rating, Senator Waugh stated “”Governor Hogan said, ‘Maryland is Open for Business’ and I am proud to fight alongside him to make it happen. Jobs are the issue – to create jobs here, we have to do business here.”
“There were some disconcerting bills introduced in the 2016 legislative session that can be very detrimental to the business climate, employment, and overall economy of Maryland. Some of those bills passed, some were defeated, and – thankfully – others did not make it out of their respective committees,” said Duane Carey, MBRG President.
We’re very concerned that those rejected bills will show up again in the next session. We hope that Marylanders will look past the innocuous or even encouraging names of these bills and hold their legislators accountable for what is actually in them…what their actual effects will be.”
The 2016 edition of Roll Call can be downloaded at www.MBRG.org/Roll-Call.