Last revised 7 June 2007
The methodology used this year to determine the bill ratings and legislator rankings remains mostly unchanged from 2004 through 2006. The following changes were made.
When more than one person rated a bill, the bill rating was made the average of those individual ratings (after we had attempted to reconcile our differences first). Otherwise, refer to the 2004 Index for information on bill rating.
The information on the bill discussion page was simply gleaned from Paul Bonneau's bill comments in the spreadsheet, to save time.
The automated recording of the votes in the spreadsheet was also unchanged from 2005.