Before You Vote, Know the Score.

Know your legislators' score! Learn how your legislators are voting on the conservation issues most important to you with the Conservation Scorecard.

HOW THE SCORECARD WORKS

Scorecard 2017-18: Tracking Your Legislators

Thanks to conservation voters like you, in the 2017-18 legislative session we began to address the drinking water crisis in Wisconsin, like updating manure management rules and giving communities more tools to eliminate lead pipes.

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12 Number of senate Conservation Champions (100% pro-conservation voting record)
31 Number of assembly Conservation Champions (100% pro-conservation voting record)
2,200 messages sent to legislators supporting Leading on Lead Bill
4,451 emails, phone calls, and petition signatures supporting new manure rules
7,200 messages, emails, and phone calls opposing environmental rollbacks

Conservation Scorecard 2015-16

Highlights include saving and funding the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program, stopping efforts to privatize drinking water systems, making vast improvements to the horrid Polluter and Developer Grab Bags, and protecting the Great Lakes from plastic microbeads.

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44% Average senate score
8 Number of senate Conservation Champions (100% score)
35 Number of assembly Conservation Champions (100% score)
13 Number of senators with 75% and higher
36 Number of representatives with 75% and higher

Conservation Scorecard 2013-14

The session had its share of both good and bad moments. The most stinging defeat was the passage of the Open-Pit Mining Bill early in the session. The session ended on a bright note with the defeat of the Eat My Dust Bill.

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65% Average senate score
74% Average assembly score
10 Number of senate Conservation Champions (100% score)
35 Number of assembly Conservation Champions (100% score)
15 Number of senators with 75% and higher
41 Number of representatives with 75% and higher

Conservation Scorecard 2011-12

The highlight of this session was the state senate’s success in standing up to an out-of-state mining company that was seeking to rewrite our public health, conservation, and public input laws for their own benefit.

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43% Average senate score
50% Average assembly score
2 Number of senate Conservation Champions (100% score)
29 Number of assembly Conservation Champions (100% score)
11 Number of senators with 75% and higher
39 Number of representatives with 75% and higher

Conservation Scorecard 2009-10

Despite a tough economic climate that overshadowed many legislative actions, there are numerous examples of conservation successes from the 2009-2010 legislative session.

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71% Average senate score
75% Average assembly score
3 Number of senate Conservation Champions (100% score)
38 Number of assembly Conservation Champions (100% score)
19 Number of senators with 75% and higher:
59 Number of representatives with 75% and higher

Conservation Scorecard 2007-08

This legislative session represented the best and the worst of natural resource policy making in Wisconsin.

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88% Average senate score
64% Average assembly score
18 Number of senate Conservation Champions (100% score)
12 Number of assembly Conservation Champions (100% score)
27 Number of senators with 75% and higher
42 Number of representatives with 75% and higher

Conservation Scorecard 2005-06

During the 2005-2006 legislative session a number of pro-conservation bills became law, with none standing out more than the Clean Energy Bill.

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62% Average senate score
41% Average assembly score
2 Number of senate Conservation Champions (100% score)
10 Number of assembly Conservation Champions (100% score)
14 Number of senators with 75% and higher
37 Number of representatives with 75% and higher
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