Freedom Index 2019
Once again in 2019, RI lawmakers significantly encroached upon the freedoms of its citizens. The Senate, collectively, was the biggest violator of economic, individual, and constitutional liberties with a dismal score of (-47.98) while the House score of (-36.34) was almost as bad. Individually, only 12 lawmakers scored above zero (all Republicans). See all prior legislative scorecards here
Among party caucuses:
- the 66 House Democrats scored a negative (-47.22) while their 9 GOP counterparts scored a positive (+44.61)
- the 30 Senate Democrats scored a negative (-59.63) while their 5 GOP counterparts scored a positive (+28.90)
The interactive table below can be sorted by any column by clicking on it once or twice, and there are multiple tabs you can select that present varying data. Click on lawmakers names to see their detailed voting record or mouse-over other items to view related data. Scroll down this page to see additional information.