2005-06 Mass Scorecard for State Representative Stephen Canessa

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Democrat representing Twelfth Bristol
Office: 443
Phone: (617) 722-2460
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.state.ma.us/legis/member/src1.htm

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Fundamental Issue in MassDems' Party Platform
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Summary of related issue put to vote
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This Rep's vote on this issue Party platform on this issue
Part I: CIVIL RIGHTS
  Clause 9: Same-sex marriage
Sep 14, 2005:Affirming marriage for heterosexuals only Canessa: NOPlatform: NO
  Clause 7: Church & State Sep 20, 2005:Reaffirming 'one nation under God' in pledge of allegiance Canessa: YESPlatform: NO
Part II: HEALTH CARE
  Clause 14: Stem cell research
May 31, 2005:Overriding veto on Stem Cell Research Bill Canessa: YESPlatform: YES
  Clause 16 & 17: Mental health Jul 14, 2005:Maintaining two state psychiatric hospitals Canessa: YESPlatform: YES
  Clause 3 & 4 universal coverage Nov 3, 2005:Employer assessment for uninsured employees Canessa: NOPlatform: NO
  Clause 11 & 12 MassHealth Nov 3, 2005:Increasing benefits under MassHealth Canessa: YESPlatform: YES
Part III: EDUCATION (No votes on which to base response)
Part IV: ECONOMIC GROWTH
  Clause 3, corporate tax havens
Jun 15, 2005:Closing $85 million in corporate tax loopholes Canessa: YESPlatform: YES
  Clause 14, tax breaks to wealthy Jun 15, 2005:Capital gains tax rebates Canessa: NOPlatform: NO
Part V: LABOR
  Clause 13, immigrant rights
Jan 11, 2006:Allowing in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants Canessa: NOPlatform: YES
Part VI: HOUSING
  Clause 1 & 3: Homelessness
Jul 14, 2005:Veto override for $220K for homelessness Canessa: YESPlatform: YES
  Clause 5, housing subsidy Nov 3, 2005:$2 million for Mass Rental Voucher Program Canessa: YESPlatform: YES
Part VII: SOCIAL SECURITY
  Clause 3: Safety net
Jul 14, 2005:Studying how MA can overcome federal workfare rules Canessa: YESPlatform: YES
  Clause 2 and 3, safety net Sep 22, 2005:Restricting welfare benefits to 5 years Canessa: NOPlatform: NO
Part VIII: ENVIRONMENT (No votes on which to base response)
Part IX: CONSUMER PROTECTION (No votes on which to base response)
Part X: SAFETY AND CRIME
  Clause 3: Death penalty
Nov 15, 2005:Reinstating capital punishment Canessa: NOPlatform: NO
Part XI: VOTING PROCEDURES (No votes on which to base response)
Part XII: TAXES AND SERVICES
  Clause 4: Local aid
Apr 29, 2005:Replacing restrictions on local aid allocations Canessa: YESPlatform: YES
  Clause 1: Condemn tax cuts Oct 18, 2005:Postponing reduction of income tax to 5% Canessa: YESPlatform: YES
Number of votes in 2005-06 in accord with Democratic Party Platform: 14 out of 16 votes.
Summary letter grade:
A=90% or better; B=80%; C=70%; D=60%; F=below 60%
B

Accord with the Democratic Party Platform is determined by representatives of Mass Scorecard and has no approval by nor association with the Massachusetts Democratic Party.

Other Mass Reps from Bristol County:     Stephen Canessa voting record:
Antonio Cabral
Michael Coppola
Robert Correia
James Fagan
Patricia Haddad
Robert Koczera
John Lepper
Elizabeth Poirier
John Quinn
Michael Rodrigues
William Straus
David Sullivan
Philip Travis
Part I: CIVIL RIGHTS
Part II: HEALTH CARE
Part III: EDUCATION
Part IV: ECONOMIC GROWTH
Part V: LABOR
Part VI: HOUSING
Part VII: SOCIAL SECURITY
Part VIII: ENVIRONMENT
Part IX: CONSUMER PROTECTION
Part X: SAFETY AND CRIME
Part XI: VOTING PROCEDURES
Part XII: TAXES AND SERVICES

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