Michelle Caldier talks a good game when she tells her 26th LD constituents that she wants to improve transportation issues in our area.
Let’s take a close look at her record.
During the 2019 legislative session, Michelle voted against 7 of 9 bills concerning Transportation.
Her voting record on transportation was far worse than Jesse Young, who only voted against 4 of 9 bills.
Michelle was one of only 2 legislators in both the House and Senate (145-2) to vote against HB 1160 the final Transportation Budget that appropriated $9.837 billion for state transportation agencies and programs for the 2019-21 fiscal biennium. Even Jesse Young voted YES on this bill.
Caldier’s May 28, 2019 newsletter states she voted against new transportation budget in part because it included $187 million to pay for a new 144-car hybrid-electric ferry, less than 2% of the total budget. Caldier said “This is part of the reason I voted against the transportation budget and opposed House Bill 2161.” No other reason was listed.
Watch what Michelle Caldier DOES, not what she says.
Her anti-transportation votes in 2019:
- AGAINST! Facilitating transportation projects of statewide significance HB 1994. Passed 69 to 28. (Jesse No)
- AGAINST! Incorporating the costs of employee health benefits into school district contracts for pupil transportation HB 1813. Passed 56 to 39 in the House . (Jesse No)
- AGAINST! Establishing the active transportation safety advisory council HB 1723.Passed 69 to 29 in the House. (Jesse No)
- AGAINST! Restricting the availability of state funds to regional transportation planning organizations that do not provide a reasonable opportunity for voting membership to certain federally recognized tribes HB 1584. Passed 64 to 33 in the House .(Jesse Yes)
- AGAINST! Concerning the electrification of transportation HB 1512. Passed 64 to 33 in the House. (Jesse No)
- AGAINST! Making transportation appropriations for the 2019-2021 fiscal biennium HB 1160. Passed 90 to 5 in the House. (Jesse Yes)
- AGAINST! Reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with transportation fuels HB 1110. Passed 53 to 43 in the House. (Jesse did NOT Vote).
Michelle Caldier's Voting Record:
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