2003-04 Mass Scorecard for State Representative Thomas Finneran

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Democrat representing Twelfth Suffolk
Office: 356
Phone: (617) 722-2500
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.state.ma.us/legis/member/tmf1.htm

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

This Scorecard reflects votes from this former House member from the 2003-2004 legislative session. Click here for the 2005-2006 Scorecard for this district`s new representative.



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
  Domestic Partnership
Feb 11, 2004:defining marriage as one man and one woman Finneran: YESPlatform: NO
Part II: Education
  Full Funding
May 6, 2003:3-year moratorium on charter schools Finneran: NOPlatform: YES
  Full Funding Jun 4, 2003:Allow municipal meals tax, in addition to state meals tax Finneran: NOPlatform: YES
  Full Funding Jul 20, 2004:moratorium on expansion of charter schools Finneran: NOPlatform: YES
  Excellence, Equality and Community Jul 14, 2003:Exempting two-way bilingual programs from English-only rules Finneran: YESPlatform: YES
Part III: Health Care
  Tobacco
Oct 22, 2003:tax credits for all smoking regulation costs Finneran: NOPlatform: NO
  Health Care Jul 14, 2004:amending the Constitution to call for universal health care Finneran: NOPlatform: YES
Part IV: Economic Growth
  A Healthy Business Environment
May 1, 2003:Defeating corporate tax disclosure Finneran: YESPlatform: NO
  A Healthy Business Environment May 1, 2003:Extending corporate tax credit 5 years Finneran: YESPlatform: NO
  Supporting the Transition from Welfare to Work May 5, 2003:Requiring workfare for mothers of 2- to 6-year-olds Finneran: YESPlatform: NO
  Workforce Training Jan 13, 2004:investing in emerging technologies, math & science Fund. Finneran: YESPlatform: YES
  Supporting the Transition from Welfare to Work Jul 16, 2003:allowing parents on welfare to go back to school Finneran: YESPlatform: YES
Part V: Fiscal Responsibility
  Tax Fairness and Responsible Budgeting
Apr 30, 2003:Borrow $300 million to offset the budget deficit via bonds Finneran: NOPlatform: NO
  Tax Fairness and Responsible Budgeting Apr 30, 2003:Raising the income tax to 5.95% to offset the budget deficit Finneran: NOPlatform: YES
Part VI: Safety & Justice
  Crime Prevention
Feb 10, 2004:earmarking funds for women's substance abuse program Finneran: YESPlatform: YES
Part VII: Housing
  Housing
May 10, 2004:removing funds for Affordable Housing Trust Finneran: NOPlatform: NO
  Urban Investment Jul 8, 2004:rejecting $25M earmarked for Housing Trust Fund Finneran: NOPlatform: NO
Part VIII: Environment
  Food Safety, Pesticides and Public Health
Jul 8, 2003:Veto override of reduced fees for blood lead level testing Finneran: YESPlatform: YES
  Safeguarding Natural Resources Nov 17, 2003:Veto override to keep park maintenance funding within MDC Finneran: YESPlatform: YES
  Toxics Use Reductions Jul 30, 2004:requiring dental amalgam (mercury) separators Finneran: 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 Finneran: 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: 12 out of 21 votes.
Summary letter grade:
A=90% or better; B=80%; C=70%; D=60%; F=below 60%
F

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 Suffolk County:     Thomas Finneran voting record:
Robert DeLeo
Paul Demakis
Salvatore DiMasi
Gloria Fox
Brian Golden
Kevin Honan
Elizabeth Malia
Eugene O`Flaherty
Shirley Owens-Hicks
Anthony Petruccelli
Kathi-Anne Reinstein
Michael Rush
Byron Rushing
Jeffrey Sanchez
Angelo Scaccia
Marie St. Fleur
Brian Wallace
Martin 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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