Senator James Skoufis (D-Hudson Valley) announced that he received a 100% score from the New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV).
Each year, the league releases a state environmental scorecard, ranking legislators on their legislative history from that year’s session. The scores are based on bills that passed each legislator’s respective house of the legislature, grading them on whether or not the legislator took the “pro-environment” vote.
Bill S1673, the State Transportation Plan, introduced by Senator Skoufis, was one of the votes upon which NYLCV scored legislators. The bill holds the Department of Transportation accountable to a 20-year plan and ensures that the public has transparent access to the plan's progression. This bill passed both houses and will soon be sent to the Governor’s desk.
Additionally, Skoufis was part of a small working group of legislators who developed the most aggressive climate change plan in the country, which has been enacted into state law.
"He helped make 2019 one of the most pro-environment years in recent memory by sponsoring a bill that requires a State Transportation Plan and helping pass a nation-leading climate law," said Julie Tighe, president of the New York League of Conservation Voters.