2003-04 Mass Scorecard for State Representative David Torrisi

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Democrat representing Fourteenth Essex
Office: 42
Phone: (617) 722-2370
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.state.ma.us/legis/member/dmt1.htm

Vote selection and interpretation by representatives of Mass Scorecard without approval or participation from the Massachusetts Democratic Party.

This Scorecard reflects votes from the 2003-2004 legislative session. Click here for the 2005-2006 Scorecard.



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: Families & Children
  Persons with Disabilities
Jul 10, 2003:Veto override of $200K reduction to blind job program Torrisi: YESPlatform: YES
  No Child Left Behind Jul 10, 2003:Veto override of federal school breakfast supplement Torrisi: YESPlatform: YES
  Persons with Disabilities Jul 10, 2003:Veto override of $900K for disability & mentoring aid Torrisi: YESPlatform: YES
  Domestic Partnership Feb 11, 2004:defining marriage as one man and one woman Torrisi: NOPlatform: NO
Part II: Education
  Full Funding
May 6, 2003:3-year moratorium on charter schools Torrisi: NOPlatform: YES
  Full Funding Jun 4, 2003:Allow municipal meals tax, in addition to state meals tax Torrisi: NOPlatform: YES
  Full Funding Jul 20, 2004:moratorium on expansion of charter schools Torrisi: NOPlatform: YES
  Excellence, Equality and Community Jul 14, 2003:Exempting two-way bilingual programs from English-only rules Torrisi: YESPlatform: YES
Part III: Health Care
  Mental Health
Jul 10, 2003:Veto override of "Turning 22" mental disability program Torrisi: YESPlatform: YES
  Tobacco Oct 22, 2003:tax credits for all smoking regulation costs Torrisi: YESPlatform: NO
  Health Care Jul 14, 2004:amending the Constitution to call for universal health care Torrisi: NOPlatform: YES
Part IV: Economic Growth
  A Healthy Business Environment
May 1, 2003:Defeating corporate tax disclosure Torrisi: YESPlatform: NO
  A Healthy Business Environment May 1, 2003:Extending corporate tax credit 5 years Torrisi: YESPlatform: NO
  Supporting the Transition from Welfare to Work May 5, 2003:Requiring workfare for mothers of 2- to 6-year-olds Torrisi: YESPlatform: NO
  Workforce Training Jan 13, 2004:investing in emerging technologies, math & science Fund. Torrisi: YESPlatform: YES
  Competitive Advantage and a Global Economy Jan 14, 2004:funding for International Trade Council to promote exports Torrisi: YESPlatform: YES
  Supporting the Transition from Welfare to Work Jul 16, 2003:allowing parents on welfare to go back to school Torrisi: YESPlatform: YES
Part V: Fiscal Responsibility
  Tax Fairness and Responsible Budgeting
Apr 30, 2003:Borrow $300 million to offset the budget deficit via bonds Torrisi: YESPlatform: NO
  Tax Fairness and Responsible Budgeting Apr 30, 2003:Raising the income tax to 5.95% to offset the budget deficit Torrisi: NOPlatform: YES
Part VI: Safety & Justice
  Legal Services
Jul 10, 2003:Veto override of Mass Correctional Legal Services Torrisi: YESPlatform: YES
  Crime Prevention Feb 10, 2004:earmarking funds for women's substance abuse program Torrisi: YESPlatform: YES
Part VII: Housing
  Housing
May 10, 2004:removing funds for Affordable Housing Trust Torrisi: NOPlatform: NO
  Urban Investment Jul 8, 2004:rejecting $25M earmarked for Housing Trust Fund Torrisi: NOPlatform: NO
Part VIII: Environment
  Food Safety, Pesticides and Public Health
Jul 8, 2003:Veto override of reduced fees for blood lead level testing Torrisi: YESPlatform: YES
  Safeguarding Natural Resources Nov 17, 2003:Veto override to keep park maintenance funding within MDC Torrisi: YESPlatform: YES
  Toxics Use Reductions Jul 30, 2004:requiring dental amalgam (mercury) separators Torrisi: YESPlatform: YES
Part IX: Political Reform (No votes on which to base response)
Part X: Worker Rights
  Occupational Safety
Jul 16, 2003:Early retirement for cases of MWRA-work-related cancer Torrisi: YESPlatform: YES
Part XI: America & the World (No votes on which to base response)
Number of votes in 2003-04 in accord with Democratic Party Platform: 17 out of 27 votes.
Summary letter grade:
A=90% or better; B=80%; C=70%; D=60%; F=below 60%
D

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Other Mass Reps from Essex County:     David Torrisi voting record:
Arthur Broadhurst
Michael Costello
Brian Dempsey
Mark Falzone
Robert Fennell
Barry Finegold
Mary Grant
Bradford Hill
Barbara L`Italien
William Lantigua
Douglas Petersen
Michael Ruane
Theodore Speliotis
Joyce Spiliotis
Harriett Stanley
Anthony Verga
Steven Walsh
Part I: Families & Children
Part II: Education
Part III: Health Care
Part IV: Economic Growth
Part V: Fiscal Responsibility
Part VI: Safety & Justice
Part VII: Housing
Part VIII: Environment
Part IX: Political Reform
Part X: Worker Rights
Part XI: America & the World

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