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20 August 2008

Georgia Conservation Voters Releases 2007-08 Legislative Scorecard

Today Georgia Conservation Voters released its 2007-08 Legislative Scorecard. The scorecard grades each member of Georgia’s General Assembly on key environmental votes from the previous two-year legislative session.

The latest scorecard shows the average score in the Senate dropped by two percent while the House average experienced a nine point increase. The Senate average was 64 percent in 2005-06, but it fell slightly to 62 percent in 2007-08. The House average rose from 54 percent in 2005-06 to 63 percent in 2007-08.

A total of seven legislators scored a perfect 100 percent. Sixteen legislators, including twelve representatives and four senators, scored below 40 percent.

In the 2007-08 General Assembly Scorecard, legislators were scored on the number of pro-conservation votes cast out of the total number measured. The Senate was scored on 17 votes and the House was scored on 16 votes. Among the votes included are those promoting land conservation, incentivizing energy efficiency and renewable energy, expanding funding for rail transit and transportation and protecting Jekyll Island.

The full 2007-08 Legislative Scorecard is available online at www.gavoters.com.