“PROGRESSIVE FIND FEW ON BEACON HILL WORTHY OF TOP GRADES by Katie Lannan
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, DEC. 10 2018.....Advocacy group Progressive Massachusetts on Monday released its latest legislative scorecard, giving "A" grades to just three state representatives and four senators, and using the grades to call for more transparency on Beacon Hill.
"People deserve to know whether or not their elected officials are standing for their values," Jonathan Cohn, who chairs the group's Issues Committee, said in a statement. "Our state legislators actively avoid taking recorded votes - or any votes at all - on major issues, and when they must, they make it unnecessarily complicated for engaged citizens to find that information."
The scorecard arrives a month after this year's biennial elections and as Beacon Hill progressives eye their leadership strategy in the Legislature.
Progressive Massachusetts gave its top scores to seven Democrats: Reps. Mike Connolly of Cambridge, Denise Provost of Somerville and Jonathan Hecht of Watertown, and to Sens. Jamie Eldridge of Acton, Sonia Chang-Diaz of Jamaica Plain, Patricia Jehlen of Somerville and Cynthia Creem of Newton…….”