Paul Gann, left, and Howard Jarvis, celebrate the passage of Prop. 13 in 1978. The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association recently released legislative scorecards for 2011. The scores are of particular interest to Republicans./AP

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Published: 20 November 2011 05:33 PM

Various Capitol interest groups began releasing legislative scorecards shortly after lawmakers finished their 2011 session in September.

Holding particular interest for Republicans are the rankings put out by Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. The organization, named after the force behind 1978’s tax-limiting Prop. 13, has a lot of influence in GOP circles, particularly at election time.

The association released its 2011 scorecard last week. Among Inland Southern California Republicans, only Assembly members Tim Donnelly, of Twin Peaks, and Mike Morrell, of Rancho Cucamonga, received perfect 100 scores. The scores are based on how they voted, the association tracked.

Here’s how other GOP lawmakers from the region ranked.

In the Assembly:

Brian Nestande, R-Palm Desert: 85.2 (“B”)

Paul Cook, R-Yucca Valley: 93.7 (“A”)

Kevin Jeffries, R-Lake Elsinore: 92 (“A”)

Jeff Miller, R-Corona: 93.7 (“A”)

In the Senate:

Bob Dutton, R-Rancho Cucamonga: 90 (“A”)

Joel Anderson, R-Alpine: 96.3 (“A”)

Bill Emmerson, R-Hemet: 85.9 (“B”)

PROTESTING ALA. LAW

Rep. Joe Baca, D-Rialto, is among 10 Democratic members of Congress who are expected to travel to Birmingham, Ala., today to protest what he calls that state’s “harsh” new immigration law.

Known as HB 56, the law requires police to detain people who can’t prove they are in the country legally. The Democrats say that is unconstitutional.

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