Mississippi Lawmakers Ranked by National Organization
This week the Institute for Legislative Analysis (ILA) released their comprehensive review of state legislators.
The ILA, “. . . serves as the data and policy hub for national conservative and liberty-minded organizations. ILA was established earlier this year, with its launch event attended by over 50 members of Congress who are the most philosophically committed to limited government. Prior to the launch of the ILA, the team previously served together for nearly a decade at CPAC and the American Conservative Union where they constructed the nation’s first 50 state legislative scorecard.”
The Mississippi Freedom Caucus is proud to announce that four of the top lawmakers who consistently voted for limited government, more freedom and lower taxes were members of the caucus. These members included; Steve Hopkins, Chris Brown, Joel Bomgar, and Dana Criswell. All four scored above 90%, proving their commitment to the conservative principles that make our state and nation great.
Sadly, other than the five top scores no other legislator in Mississippi scored above 80%. The ILA wrote in their analysis, “In fact, an astonishing 91 out of 112 Republican lawmakers received ratings below 50%, meaning they voted more often with the liberal position on policy than they did with the conservative position.
One such example is a bill which forced taxpayers to provide over $10 million to the Arts Commission – an entirely unnecessary government entity – which doled out grants to OxFilm, which sponsors films on Queer Family and LGBTQ drag artists, as well as the Mt. Zion Memorial Fund, which utilizes Critical Race Theory to examine “White Supremacy & Historic Preservation”.
Read more about the ILA’s score and checkout how your legislators compare to the most conservative.
ILA CEO Ryan McGowan said, “ If every day Mississippians do not step up to the plate and start fighting to hold their lawmakers accountable, the gaping hole left by these five lawmakers will only plunge the state further into economic despair.”
The Conservative Candidate Fund is raising money to support candidates who will fill that gaping hole and fight for limited government. You can help by making a donation. Your donation helps recruit, train, elect Mississippians who will fight for a better, more conservative Mississippi.