And the pro-biz lawmakers are ...
DLP made the honor roll! So did Rep. Jennifer Carroll, according to Associated Industries of Florida and its annual measure of who voted most consistently for pro-business legislation.
The 2009 Voting Records Report compares member votes on business legislation to AIF’s 2009 legislative priorities.
In the Senate:
Majority Leader Alex Diaz de la Portilla (R-Miami) topped the Senate with 89 percent of votes. Next: Sen. Thad Altman (R-Melbourne), Sen. Larcenia Bullard (D-Miami) and Sen. Jim King (R-Jacksonville) with 87 percent each.
And who is on academic legislative probation?
Sen. Arthenia Joyner (D-Tampa) with a 58 percent record and Sen. Paula Dockery (R-Lakeland) with a 63 percent record. (Um, was the CSX thing graded on a bell curve?)
In the House:
Rep. Jennifer Carroll (R-Fleming Island) scored 97 percent, casting only two votes AIF didn't like. The top scoring Democrat in the House was freshman Rep. Joseph Abruzzo (D-Wellington) with 78 percent; Democratic Whip Rep. Evan Jenne (D-Dania Beach) earned the lowest score at 51 percent.
The lowest scoring Republican was Rep. Peter Nehr (R-Tarpon Springs) with an 80 percent pro-business voting record.