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December 2016 Group Watch: AL Legislature Receives High Marks

The 2016 Session of the Alabama Legislature received high marks for fiscal and social conservatism from the American Conservative Union on their conservatism report card. The ACU praised the Alabama House and Senate for enacting more conservative legislation during the 2016 sessions. The ACU scores every House and Senate member based on their votes on a selection of bills picked for their adherence to conservative principles. The average score for members of the Senate increased 12 percentage points from an average score of 55 percent out of 100 in 2015 to 67 percent in 2016. The House’s average score increased five percentage points from 48 percent in 2015 to 53 percent in 2016. The Alabama Legislature ranks highly among conservative states, with the Senate among the top five states.

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