A little over half of Massachusetts residents voted in the 2022 midterm election, but in the state’s poorest municipalities voter turnout was well below the state average. In cities with high poverty rates like Lynn, New Bedford and Lawrence, no more than 35% of voters cast their vote in the midterm election. Meanwhile, in wealthy communities like Eastham, Carlisle and Mount Washington over 70% of registered voters turned out to the polls.
According to a statement released by Florida's chief financial officer on Thursday, the state treasury will immediately order the freezing of roughly $1.43 billion in long-term securities and the removal of BlackRock as the manager of around $600 million in short-term overnight assets. The retreat is the most recent move in a larger campaign against businesses that uphold environmental, social, and corporate governance standards, led by Republican Governor Ron DeSantis.
St. Michael Medical Center is run by a corporation whose first interest is increasing its “bottom line” rather than healthcare services. This should never be allowed, and isn't in any other modern country. One problem, of the many mentioned, is that too many people go to the emergency room when other options should be available. These options are not available to thousands across the state because our healthcare system which has thousands with no coverage and...
Multiple State Representatives sit down to talk about GOP majority in Arkansas and the upcoming General Session in January on this week’s Capitol View.
AMHERST, N.H. – Although he is no longer a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, 21-year-old Tony Labranche is looking to become its next leader. On Friday, Labranche informed recently elected state representatives that he is seeking the role of New Hampshire House Speaker, which will be chosen on Wednesday, Dec. 7.
In this state and around the country, many anticipated state Republicans gaining large majorities in the midterm elections. That didn’t happen, especially in Michigan — where Democrats gained majorities in all major branches of government. But despite this outcome, many — including us on Detroit Today — still...
A WAVE of water tore people from their homes; a wave of hope and help seeks to rebuild those lives. On Friday, the Greater Lowell Community Foundation established the Moody Street Flood Relief Fund to support residents displaced by the post-Thanksgiving flood in The Acre neighborhood caused by a devastating water main break on Father Morissette Boulevard on Nov. 28.
Lincoln County, Mo. - The new 2022 edition of the Lincoln County plat book is available at the Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation District (USDA Building), located at 116 Frenchman Bluff Rd., Troy, MO and at the County Courthouse Assessor’s office. Lincoln County Assessor Kevin Bishop provided information for the book.
Ohio Republican lawmakers proposed an amendment to House Bill (HB) 509 Wednesday in the Senate Workforce and Higher Education Committee, allowing individuals with related degrees other than social work to become licensed social workers. In its original version, HB 509 sponsored by State Representatives Marilyn John (R-Shelby) and Sarah Fowler...
Iowa House leadership failed to fund Rep. Andrews in race, limits Rep. Cisneros to one committee assignment
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What began as a dispute over a heavily gerrymandered congressional map in North Carolina has brought the fringe Independent State Legislature theory to the Supreme Court in a case called Moore V. Harper. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for that case this week, on wednesday. And if the Supreme Court embraces ISL, it could have dire consequences for the integrity of future elections. It could give elected state representatives and legislators the authority to redraw districts without court oversight, ending protections against gerrymandering. It could allow state legislators to ignore their own state’s voting laws, subvert their constitutions, even hand pick electors.Dec. 3, 2022.
IL Freedom Caucus: Ill-Named SAFE-T Act Makes Illinois Communities Less Safe (Springfield, IL) — Chris Miller, the chairman of the Illinois Freedom Caucus is issuing the following statement on the changes to the SAFE-T Act the Legislature approved today. “The people of Illinois asked for changes to the SAFE-T...
Ohio Democratic voters faced some unwelcome news in this year’s midterm elections: each of their state-wide candidates had gone down in defeat to Republicans. Among the most bitter losses was the closely watched U.S. Senate race between Representative Tim Ryan and J.D. Vance, the Trump-backed venture capitalist and “Hillbilly Elegy” author. Ahead of the election, […] The post As the importance of young voters grows, campaigning like Tim Ryan will never win in Ohio appeared first on Ohio Capital Journal.
A pair of Maryland mayors, one from the Eastern Shore and one from Western Maryland, are helping Wes Moore as he prepares to be the state's next governor. Hagerstown Mayor Emily Keller and Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan are the only two current mayors on the 26-member steering committee, comprised of an assortment of individuals from both the public and private sectors. Keller said the committee held its first meeting on Nov. 21.
HARRISBURG – One of the Valley’s state representatives will be one of the leaders of Pennsylvania’s first Freedom Caucus that was introduced Monday. State Representative David Rowe, (R-85th, Lewisburg) has been chosen as the caucus’ founding vice chairman. He’ll serve alongside State Representative Dawn Keefer (R-York/Cumberland), who will serve as chairwoman.
Charleston City Paper
South Carolina must not be as great of a place as it used to be — at least when you call government offices. “Business management” was the answer we heard when we called one phone number this week at the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control. “Thank...