The Louisiana Family Forum scorecard has always been regarded as the best measurement of the social conservatism of legislators. But that’s not entirely accurate. There are usually one or two fiscal related issues that LFF scores. But since no one has come up with a better measurement of social conservatism in the state, the LFF scorecard is what we go with.
The results are not really surprising, with one exception. Every legislator who scored 100% in either chamber was a Republican, except one, State Senator John Milkovich (D-Shreveport).
Here are the state reps that scored 100%:
Here are the state senators who scored 100%:
The lowest score in the House was Walt Leger at 14%. The lowest score in the Senate was Karen Carter Petersen at 14%.
The worst Republican in the House was the now departed Bryan Adams with 64%. The worst Republican in the Senate was Norby Chabert with 60%.
Among the issues scored were abortion restrictions, gambling restrictions, criminal justice reform, prayers at government meetings, TOPS changes, and religious freedom legislation. The LFF also scored the House Speaker’s race at the beginning of the year. A vote to support Taylor Barras as Speaker was a vote with LFF.