The actual legislation that the House and Senate will consider has now been released. Here are a few observations, and a link to a much more in-depth post on this issue that I wrote earlier this week.
The uncomfortable subject of state elected-official compensation has come up. I am likely to need to vote on it sometime soon and I would welcome your thoughts.
In light of the recent implementation of VSIP, I looked back at your post on ERIP in 2015. Could you do a post on the effectiveness of ERIP in 2015, how many employees took advantage of the program per agency, and how VSIP 2016 compares? This is very important information for those who may be […]
Thursday, September 8, the Thursday after Labor Day, is the date of the state primary election this year. Given that most people expect to vote on Tuesdays, a great many will miss this chance to exercise their rights. Why the odd schedule–and what would the alternatives be?
Maine is conducting a referendum on “ranked choice voting” (RCV, see www.rcvmaine.com), a system similar in at least in spirit to how Cambridge conducts municipal elections. I realize this method of voting can be confusing for voters, but it really is one of the fairest ways to tally votes. It gives more candidates and parties […]
The deadline to register to vote for the September primaries is this Friday, August 19th. Primaries will be held on a Thursday, September 8th. The primaries are to nominate party candidates to appear on the ballot in November for county, state and federal races. This is separate from the Presidential primary, which took place in March. (Results: […]