GRAFTON, Mass. – The Associated Industries of Massachusetts recently gave state Rep. George Peterson Jr. a score of 89 percent on its legislative scorecard.
“I am honored to receive a high ranking from such a reputable organization,” said Peterson (R-Grafton), who serves as assistant minority leader. “In these tough fiscal times, we as legislators owe it to the residents of Massachusetts to be supportive of causes in line with the views of the Associated Industries of Massachusetts: jobs and the economy.”
Legislators were scored based on their votes in nine areas: universal health insurance rate freezes in 2011 and 2012; municipal health reform, fair share assessment, state government finance reform, child-care worker unionization, electricity cost control, health care cost containment and health insurance mandates. Peterson supported what AIM perceived as business-friendly measures in all but one area, insurance mandates, which included a bill that sought required coverage for hearing aids for people under age 21 and a bill requiring coverage of treatment for cleft palates. Peterson voted in favor of those mandates.
Peterson represents the 9th Worcester District towns of Grafton, Upton and Northbridge.