The California State University’s 2011-2012 Legislative Scorecard shows legislators serving the four counties within Fresno State’s designated service area demonstrated weak support of the CSU or public higher education.
The scorecard is based on how state lawmakers voted on 24 specific bills – not including the budget – affecting public higher education. The scorecard is designed to hold legislators accountable for supporting the CSU, which is charged by the state with educating and graduating well-prepared students.
The five Assembly members representing Fresno, Madera, Kings and Tulare counties – Fresno State’s designated service area – voted in support 60 percent of the time for an aggregate D- grade. The four senators aggregated 69.5 percent to earn just under a D+.
The Fresno State area scores for senators are as follows:
- Dist. 12 – Sen. Anthony Cannella, R-Ceres, 75 percent (C).
- Dist. 14 – Sen. Tom Berryhill, R-Stockton, 59 percent (F).
- Dist. 16 – Sen. Michael Rubio, D-Bakersfield, 81 percent (B-).
- Dist. 18 – Sen. Jean Fuller, R-Bakersfield, 63 percent (D).
Scores of Fresno State area Assembly members:
- Dist. 25 – Assembly member Kristin Olsen, R-Modesto, 72 percent (C+).
- Dist. 29 – Assembly member Linda Halderman, R-Clovis, 47 percent (F).
- Dist. 30 – Assembly member David Valadao, R-Hanford, 53 percent (F).
- Dist. 31 – Assembly member Henry T. Perea, D-Fresno, 75 percent (C).
- Dist. 34 – Assembly member Connie Conway, R-Visalia 53 percent (F).
To read the entire CSU 2011-12 Legislative Scorecard, please visit: http://www.calstate.edu/air/documents/Legislative-Scorecard.pdf.