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2003 Mass Scorecard for State Representative Jay Kaufman

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Democrat representing Fifteenth Middlesex

Office: 489

Phone: (617) 722-2552

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: http://www.state.ma.us/legis/member/jrk1.htm

 

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

Jul 10, 2003:Veto override of $200K reduction to blind job program

Kaufman: YES

Platform: YES

 

Jul 10, 2003:Veto override of federal school breakfast supplement

Kaufman: YES

Platform: YES

 

Jul 10, 2003:Veto override of $900K for disability & mentoring aid

Kaufman: YES

Platform: YES

Part II: Education

May 6, 2003:3-year moratorium on charter schools

Kaufman: YES

Platform: YES

 Part II: Education

Jun 4, 2003:Allow municipal meals tax, in addition to state meals tax

Kaufman: YES

Platform: YES

 

Jul 14, 2003:Exempting two-way bilingual programs from English-only rules

Kaufman: YES

Platform: YES

Part III: Health Care

Jul 8, 2003:Veto override of $10M cut in the uncompensated care pool

Kaufman: NO

Platform: YES

 

Jul 10, 2003:Veto override of "Turning 22" mental disability program

Kaufman: YES

Platform: YES

Part IV: Economic Growth

May 1, 2003:Defeating corporate tax disclosure

Kaufman: NO

Platform: NO

 

May 1, 2003:Extending corporate tax credit 5 years

Kaufman: NO

Platform: NO

 

May 5, 2003:Requiring workfare for mothers of 2- to 6-year-olds

Kaufman: NO

Platform: NO

 

Jul 16, 2003:allowing parents on welfare to go back to school

Kaufman: YES

Platform: YES

Part V: Fiscal Responsibility

Apr 30, 2003:Borrow $300 million to offset the budget deficit via bonds

Kaufman: NO

Platform: NO

 

Apr 30, 2003:Raising the income tax to 5.95% to offset the budget deficit

Kaufman: YES

Platform: YES

Part VI: Safety & Justice

Jul 10, 2003:Veto override of Mass Correctional Legal Services

Kaufman: YES

Platform: YES

Part VII: Housing

(No votes on which to base response)

Part VIII: Environment

Jul 8, 2003:Veto override of reduced fees for blood lead level testing

Kaufman: YES

Platform: YES

Part IX: Political Reform

(No votes on which to base response)

Part X: Worker Rights

Jul 16, 2003:Early retirement for cases of MWRA-work-related cancer

Kaufman: YES

Platform: YES

Part XI: America & the World

(No votes on which to base response)

Percentage of votes in 2003 in accord with Democratic Party Platform:

94%

 

Click here for complete list of House votes used on this scorecard, plus the list of some rejected votes and the criteria for rejection.

For more info: [email protected] or Jesse Gordon at (617) 320-6989