The voting of Arizona’s state lawmakers trended more liberal last year, dropping the state from No. 29 to No. 31 in the national conservative rankings produced by the Center for Legislative Accountability (CLA). 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. Details here.

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Arizona’s conservative rating fell from 53.09% to 49.25% last session, with only 27 of the state’s 47 Republican lawmakers receiving awards for voting in-line with the conservative position at least 80% of the time. Twenty of the state’s Democratic lawmakers earned conservative ratings of 10% and below and the “Coalition of the Radical Left” award. The conservative rating is based on lawmaker voting across 186 policy areas ranging from cultural and life issues to tax, fiscal, and regulatory policies.   

The CLA is a project of CPAC Foundation and the American Conservative Union Foundation and is the first and only organization to annually publish individual ratings for all 8,000 federal and state lawmakers in America. The CLA is also home to the nation’s most comprehensive conservative policy database containing over 19,500 detailed bill analyses which span 50 years of Congress and all 50 state legislatures.