Fiscal Responsibility Index

The Fiscal Responsibility Index is a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues. Texans for Fiscal Responsibility uses exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators’ governing philosophy.

Lawmakers and their offices are notified in advance of TFR’s position on the issues rated, and prior to votes taken on the floor.

The 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index: Senate and House.

The 2009 Fiscal Responsibility Index: Senate and House.

The 2007 Fiscal Responsibility Index: Senate and House.


2013 House Fiscal Responsibility Index
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DistrictLegislatorParty2013 Rating
6Schaefer, MattR100.0
33Turner, ScottR100.0
89Laubenberg, JodieR100.0
92Stickland, JonathanR100.0
93Krause, MattR100.0
96Zedler, WilliamR100.0
66Taylor, VanR99.9
91Klick, StephanieR99.0
106Fallon, PatR98.3
70Sanford, ScottR97.6
7Simpson, DavidR94.8
98Capriglione, GiovanniR94.4
67Leach, JeffR93.7
97Goldman, CraigR93.5
68Springer, DrewR92.9
5Hughes, BryanR92.5
15Toth, SteveR91.5
19White, JamesR90.8
102Carter, StefaniR90.0
4Gooden, LanceR89.1
45Isaac, JasonR88.9
61King, PhilR87.0
2Flynn, DanR86.3
65Simmons, RonR85.8
16Creighton, BrandonR84.3
83Perry, CharlesR83.4
24Bonnen, GregR82.0
69Frank, JamesR81.1
130Fletcher, AllenR81.0
29Thompson, EdR80.0
26Miller, RickR77.4
112Button, Angie ChenR75.4
62Phillips, LarryR75.1
63Parker, TanR74.9
138Bohac, DwayneR74.9
135Elkins, GaryR72.8
3Bell Jr., CecilR71.6
53Hilderbran, HarveyR68.5
107Sheets, KennethR68.4
86Smithee, JohnR66.5
17Kleinschmidt, TimR66.1
113Burkett, CindyR65.4
105Harper-Brown, LindaR64.8
136Dale, TonyR64.7
13Kolkhorst, LoisR63.3
1Lavender, GeorgeR62.6
84Frullo, JohnR62.6
82Craddick, TomR61.3
25Bonnen, DennisR60.0
56Anderson, CharlesR58.9
108Branch, DanR58.2
30Morrison, GeanieR56.1
9Paddie, ChrisR55.5
47Workman, PaulR52.9
150Riddle, DebbieR52.9
55Sheffield, RalphR52.3
44Kuempel, JohnR52.2
32Hunter, ToddR51.0
133Murphy, JimR50.6
52Gonzales, LarryR50.5
126Harless, PatriciaR50.2
127Huberty, DanR49.4
11Clardy, TravisR49.3
58Orr, RobR49.1
57Ashby, TrentR48.9
64Crownover, MyraR48.7
114Villalba, JasonR48.1
73Miller, DougR46.9
71King, SusanR46.4
81Lewis, TryonR45.1
134Davis, SarahR44.7
8Cook, ByronR42.0
87Price, FourR41.6
115Ratliff, BennettR41.6
85Stephenson, PhilR39.7
20Farney, MarshaR39.6
122Larson, LyleR39.0
132Callegari, WilliamR39.0
88King, KenR38.6
21Ritter, AllanR37.0
99Geren, CharlieR37.0
94Patrick, DianeR36.7
14Raney, JohnR36.3
54Aycock, Jimmie DonR36.2
72Darby, DrewR35.7
18Otto, JohnR35.5
60Keffer, JimR35.3
12Kacal, KyleR33.6
43Lozano, J.M.R32.9
128Smith, WayneR31.4
10Pitts, JimR29.7
129Davis, JohnR29.7
34Herrero, AbelD28.5
59Sheffield, J.D.R27.5
22Deshotel, JoeD26.9
131Allen, AlmaD25.8
28Zerwas, JohnR25.3
42Raymond, Richard PenaD25.1
80King, TracyD25.0
31Guillen, RyanD24.9
23Eiland, CraigD23.5
76Gonzalez, NaomiD22.4
79Pickett, JoeD22.4
141Thompson, SenfroniaD22.2
35Longoria, OscarD21.8
46Dukes, DawnnaD21.8
140Walle, ArmandoD21.7
110Davis, YvonneD21.5
120McClendon, Ruth JonesD21.5
39Martinez, ArmandoD21.3
78Moody, JoeD21.1
74Nevarez, Alfonso "Poncho"D20.6
124Menendez, JoseD20.3
101Turner, ChrisD20.1
36Munoz, SergioD19.8
119Gutierrez, RolandD19.6
142Dutton, HaroldD19.2
110Rose, ToniD19.1
148Farrar, JessicaD18.9
48Howard, DonnaD18.6
27Reynolds, RonD18.2
145Alvarado, CarolD18.1
100Johnson, EricD18.0
116Martinez Fischer, TreyD17.9
118Farias, JoseD17.9
144Perez, Mary AnnD17.9
38Lucio III, EddieD17.7
103Anchia, RafaelD17.7
77Marquez, MarisaD17.4
123Villarreal, MikeD16.9
90Burnam, LonD16.7
149Vo, HubertD16.7
41Guerra, BobbyD16.5
75Gonzalez, MaryD16.5
104Alonzo, RobertoD15.9
117Cortez, PhillipD15.7
125Rodriguez, JustinD15.3
143Hernandez Luna, AnaD15.3
146Miles, BorrisD15.3
49Naishtat, ElliottD15.0
109Giddings, HelenD15.0
139Turner, SylvesterD14.6
37Oliveira, ReneD14.1
137Wu, GeneD14.0
40Canales, TerryD12.3
51Rodriguez, EddieD12.3
95Collier, NicoleD11.9
50Strama, MarkD11.8
147Coleman, GarnetD11.8
121Straus, JoeRN/A

2013 Senate Fiscal Responsibility Index
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DistrictLegislatorParty2013 Rating
8Paxton, KenR100.0
7Patrick, DanR93.9
22Birdwell, BrianR90.8
9Hancock, KellyR78.0
30Estes, CraigR77.2
25Campbell, DonnaR76.7
18Hegar, GlennR72.8
11Taylor, LarryR72.6
12Nelson, JaneR70.4
17Huffman, JoanR66.5
5Schwertner, CharlesR63.0
16Carona, JohnR60.0
4Williams, TommyR59.8
1Eltife, KevinR58.8
3Nichols, RobertR58.7
24Fraser, TroyR55.4
20Hinojosa, JuanD54.0
2Deuell, BobR53.1
31Seliger, KelR52.3
19Uresti, CarlosD51.6
15Whitmire, JohnD50.4
28Duncan, RobertR48.8
10Davis, WendyD43.6
13Ellis, RodneyD42.1
23West, RoyceD40.0
29Rodriguez, JoseD38.7
27Lucio, EddieD37.2
6Garcia, SylviaD34.1
14Watson, KirkD34.1
26Van de Putte, LaticiaD32.6
21Zaffirini, JudithD31.5