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Sen. Joseph D. Morrissey

Democrat - VA - 16th district

21.74%

2023 Limited Government Rating

Ratings by Policy Category

54.55%

26.67%

22.22%

14.29%

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Lawmaker Position

Expanding Cronyism by Providing Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Corporate Welfare to Amazon and Jeff Bezos through the Extension of the Data Center Sales Tax Exemption.

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Voted against Limited Government

Combatting Government Overreach by Requiring Localities to Reimburse Property Owners Legal Costs for Successfully Challenging Stop Work Orders.

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Voted for Limited Government

Expanding Cronyism and Enriching Woke Corporations by Providing $56 Million in Corporate Welfare to the Foreign-Owned Lego Company.

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Voted against Limited Government

Hiking Electricity Rates and Enriching Utility Companies by Accelerating Off-Shore Wind Construction.

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Voted against Limited Government

Weakening Automotive Freedom by Imposing an Overreaching Ban on Aftermarket Headlights which Appear as a Blue Light on Vehicles, Motorcycles, Bicycles and Scooters.

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Voted against Limited Government

Strengthening Due Process by Ensuring State Contractors Have an Opportunity to Appeal an Employee Misclassification Determination Before They Are Debarred from Public Contracts.

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Voted for Limited Government

Ensuring Compensation for Property Owners who are Victim to Unlawful Actions by Land Use and Zoning Authorities.

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Voted for Limited Government

Strengthening Individual Liberties by Permitting Most Switchblade Knives to be Carried Concealed within the State.

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Voted for Limited Government

Protecting Property Rights by Extending the Local Land Use Approvals that Were Valid at the Start of the Pandemic.

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Voted for Limited Government

Weakening Property Rights and Further Delaying the Eviction Process by Extending from 5 Days to 14 Days the Amount of Time Before a Landlord May Seek Legal Remedies for Tenant Non-Payment.

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Voted against Limited Government

Infringing Property Rights by Permitting Utility Companies to Store Vehicles on Land-Owners Property Without their Consent for an Unreasonable 72 Hour Period.

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Voted against Limited Government

Hiking Insurance Premiums by Mandating all Insurance Plans Now Provide Coverage for "Mobile Crisis Response Services" Concerning Mental Health.

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Voted against Limited Government

Hiking Employer and Employee Payroll Taxes by Forcing All Workers into a Government-Run Paid Leave Program.

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Voted against Limited Government

Strengthening National Security by Banning TikTok and Other Chinese Government-Owned Applications from Being Accessed on State-Issued Devices or Networks.

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Voted against Limited Government

Infringing Second Amendment Rights by Banning So-Called "Assault Firearms" and High-Capacity Magazines Manufactured After July 1, 2023.

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Voted against Limited Government

Strengthening Government Transparency through the Public Disclosure of Judges who Violate Ethics Rules.

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Voted for Limited Government

Infringing Private Contracting Rights through New Government Mandates Preventing Employers from Seeking Previous Salary History of Prospective Employees.

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Voted against Limited Government

Hiking Property Tax Rates through a Constitutional Amendment Allowing Localities to Dilute the Tax Base by Providing Exemptions to Select Individuals Based on Income or Low Financial Worth.

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Voted against Limited Government

Growing Government Dependency and Welfare Promotion by Mandating Food Banks Receive Information on SNAP Welfare Benefits Including Contracting with the State for Assistance.

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Voted against Limited Government

Advancing a Politicized "Environmental Justice" Agenda by Further Empowering the Clean Energy Advisory Board and Directing More Taxpayer Funds to Solar and Greenhouse Gas Initiatives.

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Voted against Limited Government

Hiking Electricity Rates for Appalachian Power Customers through the Creation of a "Shared Solar Program".

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Voted against Limited Government

Infringing Private Contracting Rights through a New Government Mandate Requiring at Least 60 Days' Notice Prior to a Rent Increase for Residential Units.

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Voted against Limited Government

Expanding Cronyism and Government Central Planning Powers by Creating "Business Improvement Districts" which can Impose Additional Fees on Businesses for Promotion Activities.

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Voted against Limited Government

Advancing a Politicized Electric Vehicle Agenda by Forcing Taxpayers to Provide $25 Million Annually to Select Developers for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations.

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Voted against Limited Government

Authorizing Localities to Further Infringe Property Rights through Electric Vehicle Charging Mandates as Part of Land use Approval for New Developments.

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Voted against Limited Government

Strengthening Government Integrity by Increasing the Ability of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit to Investigate Fraud Within the Welfare Program.

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Voted for Limited Government

Threatening Public Safety by Providing Dangerous Criminals Involved with Murder, Rape and Violent Crime a "Second Look" to be Released or Sentences Reduced if they Have Served 15 Years.

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Voted against Limited Government

Expanding Cronyism and Wasteful Spending through the Creation of a "Virginia Power Innovation Fund" to Dole out Grants for Government-Favored Energy Projects.

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Voted against Limited Government

Reducing Employment Opportunities by Expanding Paid Sick Leave Mandates to Now Also Include Part-Time Healthcare and Grocery Workers.

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Voted against Limited Government

Strengthening Religious Liberties by Ensuring Places of Worship are Not Subject to Any More Restrictive Government Emergency Order than Any Other Business.

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Voted for Limited Government

Harming Social and Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities by Eliminating the Sub-Minimum Wage and Forcing them to Compete at the State's Lofty $12 Minimum Wage.

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Voted against Limited Government

Reducing Unnecessary and Excessive Barriers to Employment by Allowing the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation to Recognize Work Licenses from Other States.

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Voted for Limited Government

Expanding Cronyism by Hiking Subsidies and Payouts Under the Historic Building Tax Credit Program.

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Voted against Limited Government

Combatting Hospital Staffing Shortages by Permitting Surgical Assistants to Begin Practice Immediately Following Graduation from a Training Program Under Certain Conditions.

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Voted for Limited Government

Protecting Electricity Customers by Returning Power to the SCC to Review Rates and Provide Greater Oversight of Dominion Energy and Appalachian Power.

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Voted for Limited Government

Hiking Utility Costs by Further Limiting the Ability of Utility Companies to Disconnect Services for Non-Payment

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Voted against Limited Government

Weakening Second Amendment Rights by Subjecting Firearm Manufactures to Frivolous Litigation Based on the Usage of Their Products by Criminals.

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Voted against Limited Government

Growing the Size and Scope of Government and Indebting Taxpayers by Authorizing Government to Build "Entertainment Arenas" Funded through Sales Tax Revenue.

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Voted against Limited Government

Imposing Nanny-State Regulations on Firearm Storage which Weaken the Ability of Individuals to Defend Themselves Against Assailants.

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Voted against Limited Government

Growing Government Central Planning Powers and Interference in the Private Sector Through a New Bureaucracy Known as the "Virginia Business Ready Sites Acquisition Program".

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Voted against Limited Government

Weakening Property Rights by Imposing a New Mandate on Apartment Complexes Requiring 60 Day Notice if They Wish to Not Renew Multiple Tenant Leases.

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Voted against Limited Government

Growing Government Dependency and Welfare Promotion by Mandating Every School Student is Sent Home with an Application to Obtain Free or Reduced-Price Meals.

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Voted against Limited Government

Hiking Nursing Home Costs by Imposing New Government Mandates on Nursing Home Minimum Staffing Levels.

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Voted against Limited Government

Hiking Health Insurance Premiums by Prohibiting Insurers from Adjusting Rates Based on Tobacco Usage.

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Voted against Limited Government

Seizing Firearms without Due Process by Further Worsening the State's "Red Flag" Law.

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Voted against Limited Government

Growing Government Control over Healthcare through the Creation of a New Board to Impose Price Controls on Prescription Drugs.

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Voted against Limited Government

Infringing Second Amendment Rights through an Overreaching New Ban on So-Called "Ghost Guns" and Components which Limit the Ability of Hobbyists to Construct their Own Firearms.

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Voted against Limited Government

Hiking Health Insurance Premiums by Mandating Insurers Provide Contraceptive Drugs and Devices to Enrollees at No Cost or Co-Pay.

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Voted against Limited Government

Worsening Government Central Planning Powers by Allowing Localities to Incentivize "Urban Green Spaces" Through Regulatory Flexibility.

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Voted against Limited Government

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