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Sen. Rusty Black

Republican - MO - 12nd district

50.00%

2023 Limited Government Rating

Ratings by Policy Category

37.14%

85.71%

100.00%

50.00%

100.00%

22.22%

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Lawmaker Position

Expanding Cronyism and Government Central Planning through Multiple Special-Interest Tax Cuts and Spending Programs.

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Voted against Limited Government

Expanding Cronyism and Corporate Welfare through Multiple New Taxpayer-Funded Subsidy Schemes Including the "Upskill Credential Training Fund".

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Voted against Limited Government

Fueling Out-of-Control Spending through a $16 Billion Appropriation to the Department of Social Services with Increased Funding for Medicaid and other Welfare Programs.

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Voted against Limited Government

Hiking Property Tax Rates through a Constitutional Amendment which Dilutes the Tax Base via Special Interest Exemptions for Childcare Centers.

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Voted against Limited Government

Expanding Competition and Reducing Regulatory Burdens through the Creation of a State-wide Mechanical Contractors License.

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Voted for Limited Government

Protecting Taxpayers through a Constitutional Amendment Capping the State Income Tax at 5.5% and Authorizing an Expansion of the Sales Tax to Cover Online Purchases.

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Voted for Limited Government

Undermining the Property Tax Relief Bill by Forcing the State to Reimburse Localities for Any Lost Revenue.

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Voted for Limited Government

Strengthening Parental Rights in Education and Prohibiting the Teaching of Critical Race Theory.

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Voted for Limited Government

Undermining the Property Tax Relief Bill by Forcing the State to Reimburse Localities for their Fire Protection Costs.

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Voted for Limited Government

Forcing Taxpayers to Cover the Medical Costs and Expenses Incurred by Individuals Engaging in a Protest.

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Voted for Limited Government

Hiking Property Taxes on Most Residents through a Constitutional Amendment which Dilutes the Tax Base by Authorizing Special Exemptions for Seniors.

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Voted against Limited Government

Further Safeguarding the Initiative Process from Being Abused to Advance Big Government Policies by Requiring Majority Approval by Voters Across at Least Half of the State's Congressional Districts.

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Voted against Limited Government

Imposing an Overreaching Ban on Mobile Device Usage While Driving and Enriching Automobile Dealers at the Expense of Manufacturers through Draconian New Regulations.

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Voted against Limited Government

Expanding Access to Healthcare and Reducing Costs by Providing APRNs Greater Practicing Authority Under their Collaborative Agreements with Physicians.

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Voted for Limited Government

Strengthening Individual Liberties by Preventing Members of National Guard from Being Forced to Receive COVID-19 Vaccinations.

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Voted for Limited Government

Providing Additional Opportunities for Property Tax Relief through a Constitutional Amendment Authorizing Local Officials to Decrease the Replacement Tax Levy.

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Voted for Limited Government

Fueling Out-of-Control Spending and Cronyism through an $850 Million Appropriation to the Department of Economic Development.

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Voted against Limited Government

Forcing Taxpayers to Subsidize Woke Hollywood Production Companies via Tax Credits Under the "Show Mo Act" and "Entertainment Industry Jobs Act".

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Voted against Limited Government

Fueling Out-of-Control Spending and Wealth Redistribution through a $1.47 Billion Appropriation for State Colleges and Universities.

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Voted against Limited Government

Protecting Classrooms from Critical Race Theory and Politicized Initiatives Surrounding Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging".

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Voted for Limited Government

Enacting Government Racial Discrimination and Reparations by Providing a $2,000 Annual Tax Credit to the Descendants of Black Slaves Under the "Three-Fifths Compromise".

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Voted for Limited Government

Protecting Missourians from Runaway Inflation and Ensuring Sound Money by Requiring 1% of State Funds be Held in Gold or Silver and Exempting Bullion from Taxation.

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Voted for Limited Government

Growing Government Welfare Spending and Health Insurance Mandates Plus Expanding Medicaid Under Obamacare to 12 Months Postpartum.

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Voted against Limited Government

Protecting Employment Opportunities by Eliminating an Overreaching Government Ban on Individuals Convicted of Illegal Gambling Crimes from Becoming a Video Lottery Game Sales Agent.

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Voted against Limited Government

Expanding Cronyism through a Protectionist Sales Tax Exemption for Only U.S. Manufactured Firearms.

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Voted against Limited Government

Restricting Abuse of the Initiative Process to Pass Big Government Policies by Raising the Threshold for Constitutional Amendments to 57% of the Vote.

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Voted for Limited Government

Threatening Public Safety by Implementing Multiple Dangerous Criminal Justice "Reforms" Including "Clean Slate" and "Raise the Age".

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Voted against Limited Government

Increasing Public Safety by Authorizing the Governor to Appoint a Special Prosecutor to Handle Cases Involving Violent Crime.

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Voted for Limited Government

Growing Government Dependency by Increasing Food Stamp Eligibility to 300% of the Poverty Level and Enacting the Most Expansive Welfare System in the Nation.

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Voted against Limited Government

Increasing Government Dependency by Growing Welfare Benefits and Expanding Medicaid Under Obamacare to 12 Months Postpartum.

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Voted against Limited Government

Expanding Cronyism and Wealth Redistribution through a Multitude of Special interest Tax Credits and Subsidies Covering Farming, Grocery Stores, and Consumer Products.

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Voted against Limited Government

Expanding Access to Healthcare and Lowering Costs by Providing Pharmacists the Ability to Administer Vaccinations and Provide Certain Medication Therapy Services.

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Voted for Limited Government

Expanding Cronyism and Government Central Planning through Subsidies for Biodiesel and Businesses which Make Investments in Rural Regions of the State.

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Voted against Limited Government

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