The voting of Indiana’s state lawmakers trended much more liberal last year, dropping the state from #3 to #20 in the national conservative rankings produced by the Center for Legislative Accountability.
The rankings are based on analyses of the voting of all 7,400 state lawmakers in the nation, including over 265,000 individual votes across 3,500 different bills introduced across the 50 state legislatures.
Indiana’s conservative rating fell from 72.93% to a mere 60.53% last session, with only 46 of the state’s 110 Republican lawmakers receiving awards for voting in-line with the conservative position at least 80% of the time. The conservative rating is based on lawmaker voting across 186 policy areas ranging from cultural and life issues to tax, fiscal, and regulatory policies.
Two local lawmakers whose scores came in at the 90% threshold include: Dale Devon and Timothy Wesco.