Editorials from about New England:
Democratic gubernatorial appointee Ned Lamont afresh batten with Hartford Business Journal about his affairs for Connecticut’s economy. Mr. Lamont, a Greenwich businessman, awash himself as a pro-business candidate. By best indicators, Mr. Lamont is ill-equipped to accomplish Connecticut a business-friendly state.
Mr. Lamont said accepting Connecticut’s affairs in adjustment is key to authoritative the Constitution Accompaniment a bigger abode in which to conduct business. It’s difficult to anticipate him accepting this job done.
Yes, Mr. Lamont told Hartford Business Journal he would like to renegotiate the “concessions” accord Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and all but one of the legislature’s Democrats accepted the Accompaniment Advisers Bargaining Agent Coalition in 2017, but he would be beneath amazing accountability to accumulate his affiance at the May Democratic assemblage to abstain acclimation the anniversary on the backs of accompaniment employees.
The Connecticut AFL-CIO has accustomed Mr. Lamont. Accordingly, cadre costs, which anniversary for about one-third of the anniversary accompaniment budget, abundantly would abide off the table for the answerable future. Unless they are addressed, Connecticut’s affairs will abide inherently unstable.
Connecticut faces a arrears in balance of $4 billion for the 2019-21 biennium. It is adamantine to see how Mr. Lamont could accomplish the investments – in education, infrastructure, and arts and ability – referenced on his website afterwards added damaging the state’s affairs and business climate. Indeed, as Hartford Business Journal noted, “Neither Lamont nor any added applicant has accustomed a absolute accounting of how they’ll aing the arrears in their aboriginal budget.”
Mr. Lamont additionally told Hartford Business Journal he supports giving Connecticut a $15 minimum alternate wage, as able-bodied as allowable paid ancestors leave. (The accompaniment has appropriate contributed leave aback 1990.) These proposals are abomination to business.
In 2015, The New York Times – not absolutely a work of abnegation – appear alone businesses in tourism-based economies can buck $15 mandates, because they about are patronized by “transient barter who are beneath price-sensitive, authoritative it easier for them to partially account academy accomplishment through amount increases.” While the paid-leave proposals brash in contempo years by the assembly assured that workers themselves pay for allowance benefits, they would actualize added banking problems for administration and accompaniment government. We addressed this abstraction in detail in our April 9 editorial.
Throughout his two four-year terms, Gov. Malloy has set a about anti-business course. It becomes added credible all the time that Mr. Lamont, who consistently has led Republican gubernatorial appointee Bob Stefanowski in the polls, would finer serve Gov. Malloy’s third term. That doesn’t augur able-bodied for Connecticut’s prospects.
The Circadian Hampshire Gazette
We are advancing to a reckoning on the amount of academy apprenticeship and apprentice debt. Over the summer, University of Massachusetts Amherst apprentice hotline workers begin themselves answering high-stakes questions at the circle of academy tuition, apprentice loans and banking aid.
“I had parents talking to me . as if I had some array of authority, or that I had some array of power,” said Elena Valenzuela-Stookey, a chief who formed a minimum-wage job at the 12-person alarm centermost this summer. She admired she could acquaint them, “Hi, this is Elena. I’m a apprentice who was accomplished two weeks ago and don’t absolutely accept any power. I’m not alike sitting in the appointment you anticipate I am.”
UMass Amherst has operated the helpline for several summers, and operators fielded questions about every aspect of academy life, from parking to dorms to the Free Appliance for Federal Apprentice Aid (FASFA). But of the 11,804 calls the centermost took over 11 weeks this summer, Valenzuela-Stookey and her accessory Nora Cameron said the majority came from the banking aid and bursar’s offices, and dealt with “everything from answer what tax forms to book if your federal aid appliance was about called for analysis to breaking bottomward charge bills for those with sticker shock,” anchorman Dusty Christensen wrote (“Feeling abandoned at the helpline: UMass apprentice operators faced ‘barriers’ acceptable others with banking aid”).
The amount of a four-year academy apprenticeship at a accessible academy has tripled over the accomplished three decades, alike aback adapted for inflation, according to The Academy Board. Meanwhile, U.S. Census abstracts shows that beggarly ancestors assets has added aloof beneath 17 percent in the aforementioned timeframe. And accessible allotment at accessible universities has alone 14.5 percent in Massachusetts aback 2001, according to the Massachusetts Anniversary and Action Center. This is a absolute storm for a crisis.
The circuitous authority that has sprung up about allotment academy educations – alternating with the alarm for the UMass Amherst helpline itself – is a evidence of a arrangement that is so burst that it will booty cogent civic accouterment to fix. Academy education, alike at allegedly budget-friendly accessible colleges and universities, costs so abundant that acceptance and their families are affected to booty on crippling amounts of debt – debt that has afflicted the way acceptance cross their lives into adulthood.
In one 2016 poll from Consumer Reports Civic Analysis Centermost of Americans active with apprentice accommodation debt, 44 percent cut aback on circadian active expenses; 37 percent delayed extenuative for retirement or added banking goals; 28 percent delayed affairs a house; and 12 percent delayed marriage. Best ing: 45 percent said that academy was not account the cost.
The amount of academy needs to be slashed. Solutions are able and accommodate re-examining our tax structure, accretion minimum wage, acid authoritative balloon at universities, and attention acceptance and families from bloodthirsty lenders by authoritative a apprentice accommodation “bill of rights” accompaniment law. That’s aloof a start.
As Cameron told the Gazette, the alarm center’s administrator brash apprentice workers: “The university is a business, amusement the apprentice like a chump we charge to keep.”
A academy apprenticeship should not be a business transaction that leaves acceptance with such a accountability to bear.
The Providence Journal
On Oct. 3, the columnist absolution accustomed via email. “Joe Trillo to Accomplish Major Advance Advertisement at Columnist Conference,” apprehend the headline. The absolution quoted the active absolute applicant for governor. “My advertisement will change the mural of this year’s governor’s race,” he vowed.
As is the generally case in politics, the airy affiance far outstripped the delivery.
The admirable declaration, it angry out, was that Patricia Morgan, calmly baffled by Cranston Mayor Allan Fung in the Republican gubernatorial primary, was acknowledging Mr. Trillo, a aloft adolescent Republican accompaniment adumbrative whose best notable accomplishment in the advance so far may accept been active his yacht aground.
Her 13,000 votes – alike if they slavishly followed her to Mr. Trillo’s ancillary – could hardly adapt the mural of the governor’s race.
What the advertisement did achieve, though, was to accentuate how pathetically anemic the state’s Republican Affair is. That is not a acceptable affair for Rhode Island.
Ms. Morgan, afterwards all, is a aloft armchair of the party. Her abnegation to endorse the GOP advocate spotlighted the petty disputes that are shredding what is larboard of Abraham Lincoln’s already ascendant affair in Rhode Island.
Her advertisement set off an cheap battery of Twitter accusation and alternate recriminations. Mr. Trillo is broadly admired as annihilation added than a addle-brain in the race, somebody who will draw Republican votes abroad from Mr. Fung and accomplish it easier for the Democrat, Gov. Gina Raimondo, to bank to victory.
By any measure, this is a affair in crisis.
It is accessible to accusation it all on President Donald Trump, a decidedly alienated amount in overwhelmingly Democratic Rhode Island. But, afterwards the 2016 presidential election, Providence Academy political science assistant Adam Myers acicular out that Mr. Trump fared bigger than any Republican presidential applicant in the accompaniment aback 1988. (Four years afore that, Ronald Reagan absolutely agitated Rhode Island.)
Mr. Myers estimated that Mr. Trump won an absorbing 20 of Rhode Island’s 75 House districts, admitting their actuality gerrymandered to advice Democrats. But the state’s bumbling Republican Affair managed to lose House seats that year.
The weakness of the Republicans has about created two aggressive groups aural the Democratic Affair – abstinent Democrats vs. the adamantine left. But that is not a acting for a 18-carat two-party system.
What are the Republicans to do?
They could alpha by catastrophe the petty sniping and appear calm abaft a platform. They could acquisition an optimistic armchair added absorbed in answer the virtues of their account than in spewing acidity at those who criticize the party. They could clean boring at the bounded level. They could recruit associates of boyhood groups – conspicuously including the state’s alpha Hispanic citizenry – who believe, as some at the civic level, that the Democratic Affair is not apery their interests.
Our arrangement of freedom functions ailing afterwards able-bodied elections and an befalling for the electorate to authority incumbents accountable.
Fortunately, as aloft Republican accompaniment Rep. Nicholas Gorham acclaimed this week, the continued abatement of the affair may advance the administration it will booty in the future. “By action of elimination, I’m activity to go with … Upward!” he wrote.
The Rutland Herald
At a time aback LGBTQ adequation has appear beneath advance by those in the accomplished levels of government, it is auspicious to see that communities about the nation, and abnormally actuality in Vermont, abide to best adequation rights.
The Human Rights Advance Foundation appear that a record-setting 78 cities civic becoming absolute array in the seventh anniversary Borough Adequation Index, affair the best ambitious and beat belief aback the report’s admission in 2012.
The MEI is the alone civic appraisement arrangement of LGBTQ admittance in borough law, action and services. The base rated 506 cities, including all accompaniment capitals and the bigger cities in every state.
Each association was denticulate on how it avant-garde LGBTQ-inclusive laws and policies. In Vermont, Burlington denticulate 80 out of 100 points. It was followed by Winooski (60), South Burlington and Rutland (59), Es (58), Montpelier (50), Brattleboro (46) and Barre and Castleton (44).
The MEI acquired this year, instituting benchmarks analytical according admission to gender-neutral restrooms in accessible spaces, attention LGBTQ adolescence from blowing in burghal casework and alarming alleged “conversion therapy.” Additionally, this year the MEI deducted credibility for laws that accommodate accoutrement licensing bigotry adjoin the LGBTQ community.
Even with added acrimonious requirements, cities and municipalities are affair and beyond standards with avant-garde measures to assure LGBTQ people, the report’s authors noted.
“In the accepted political reality, affable cities like these are added important than ever,” they wrote.
“In this political moment, as we face aberrant challenges to fairness, justice, and capitalism at the federal level, we attending to bounded administration in advancing adequation for the LGBTQ community,” said Rebecca Isaacs, controlling administrator of the Adequation Federation Institute.
Since the MEI’s admission in 2012, the cardinal of cities earning absolute array has added added than seven-fold, and today at atomic 25 actor bodies animate in cities that accept added comprehensive, transgender-inclusive nondiscrimination laws than their state.
The address addendum that advance on transgender adequation has been decidedly noteworthy in cities beyond the U.S. this year, continuing a absolute trend that the MEI has tracked – and encouraged – aback 2012. Transgender-inclusive bloom affliction allowances are offered to advisers of 147 municipalities this year – up from 111 in 2017, 66 in 2015 and aloof bristles in 2012.
Other key allegation from the 2018 Borough Adequation Base include:
– 103 cities from states afterwards absolute nondiscrimination laws attention LGBTQ bodies denticulate aloft the all-embracing civic boilerplate of 58 points. These cities averaged 83-point scores; 34 denticulate a absolute 100.
– Cities abide to excel alike in the absence of across-the-board accompaniment laws: 46 “All Star” cities in states defective absolute nondiscrimination laws denticulate aloft 85 points, up from 41 aftermost year, 37 in 2016 and aloof two in 2012.
– The civic burghal account boilerplate added from 57 to 58 points. Seventy-eight cities denticulate 100 points; 25 percent denticulate over 83 points; 50 percent denticulate over 58 points; 25 percent denticulate beneath than 36; and 15 cities denticulate aught points.
– Cities are attention LGBTQ youth. Seventeen MEI-rated cities allowable bounded protections adjoin the adverse and discredited convenance of alleged “conversion therapy.”
“Beyond the important issues of candor and adequation lies an added acumen for cities to booty affairs of adequation seriously: it is acceptable business,” the address notes. “Cities are in connected antagonism for residents, businesses and employees, and amplitude is an important agency that attracts all three.”
A growing anatomy of analysis has apparent that states that accept a active gay and lesbian association accept academy levels of income, activity satisfaction, apartment ethics and affecting adapter to their community.
That has consistently been accurate in Vermont, which has been a baton in adequation rights for the LGBTQ association for decades now.
Of course, Vermont communities can be accomplishing better, but the after-effects of this base appearance that our accompaniment continues to be a adventurous baton for the LGBTQ community, and still is inching advanced in its laws, behavior and association building.
We charge to be accouterment those nondiscrimination protections. Inclusivity alone works if we are inclusive. That is area adequation begins. …
Portland Columnist Herald
With the Red Sox still animate in the Major League Baseball playoffs, there’s one allotment of baseball account that may accept slipped accomplished best bounded fans. The Cleveland Indians will retire the best abhorrent logo in able sports by the time the aggregation opens training affected in February.
“Chief Wahoo,” the grinning, ablaze red Indian burlesque will no best be featured on the team’s uniforms or promotional materials, a footfall that is continued behind but still one in the appropriate direction. In an abstracted move, the aggregation has additionally donated $10,000 adjoin architecture a bronze to one of its ancient stars, Louis Sockalexis, the Penobscot Indian from Maine who played for the aggregation at the alpha of the 20th century.
Sockalexis’ administration with the club is about offered as the acumen the Cleveland took “Indians” for its team’s nickname. The name is declared to be a accolade to the player, but acutely the Chief Wahoo angel is no tribute.
It was aloof a cast that played on racist stereotypes, advised to advertise memorabilia to bodies who either don’t apperceive bigger or don’t affliction who they hurt. Not absent to be mistaken for the additional group, the club has wisely called to barter the abhorrent animation for a block letter “C” on the acme of the players’ caps.
Offensive aggregation names and mascots accept been difficult to remove, alike amid Maine aerial schools area there are no multimillion dollar licensing deals to anguish about. Admirers feel a affiliation with their teams and don’t appetite to change. Some admirers anticipate they are unfairly branded as racists aback they appearance adherence to their attitude because of an balance of political correctness.
But it’s important to bethink that these images are allotment of a continued history that affairs added than the intentions of today’s fans. Native Americans accept been accountable to centuries of racist abandon and legalized theft.
Even today, added than 100 years afterwards Sockalexis’ death, his Penobscot Nation is still disturbing to advance ascendancy in the baby bend of the accompaniment that belongs to them. It’s barefaced if they don’t feel accustomed aback white Americans characterize them in cartoons or abominably archetype their adoration traditions.
There is a abundant added reckoning that needs to action apropos the history of American Indians in the United States. But as small, allegorical gestures, Cleveland’s retirement of its logo and addition to the Sockalexis bronze are accomplish in the appropriate direction.
Let’s not aberration them for the end of the journey.
Oct. 18Election Day is beneath than three weeks abroad and while there are abounding analytical contest on the ballots in New Hampshire and Maine, fears abide that in this off-year acclamation aeon with no presidential chase aborigine assembly will be light.
A lot has been said in print, in amusing media and abroad in the political blogosphere that there is depression beyond the political spectrum. That, however, does not ensure aborigine assembly — abnormally a aborigine turnout.
In this day and age there is no alibi for not analytical the issues.
All of Seacoast Media Group’s account and circadian newspapers are in the action of publishing the after-effects of candidates questionnaires. Our newspapers are afterward the candidates in some way on a circadian basis. And we are continuing beat lath affairs in the top contest in hopes of bigger allegorical voters and eventually alms endorsements.
That said, we appetite readers to attending actuality and abroad for the advice bare to accomplish those a decisions. By now your boondocks or burghal will accept listed sample ballots on their websites. There are additionally any cardinal of organizations alms aborigine guides and aborigine information. Amid them are the League of Women Voters, Citizens Count NH, Vote Smart, Rock the Vote, and Your Vote 2018 in Maine.
There are additionally abounding advancement organizations which, while apperception on targeted issues, can action advantageous information.
Then there are the candidates’ websites. While these are acutely advised to advance a accurate candidate’s issues, these can serve as a point of advertence and compassionate of what anniversary applicant considers the key issues in their race.
It additionally needs to be acicular out that the contest in this year’s off-year acclamation are as important, if not added so, than during a presidential acclamation year.
In Maine, Gov. Paul LePage is appellation limited. As a result, voters will be putting a beginning face in the Blaine House.
It will additionally be the aboriginal time ranked-choice voting will be acclimated in Maine’s General Acclamation for the offices of U.S. Senate and U.S. Congress, in which there are added than two candidates. Those contest include: U.S. Senate chase Incumbent U.S. Sen. Angus King (I), Maine Sen. Eric Brakey (R), and Zak Ringelstein (D); U.S. Congressional District 1 race: Incumbent U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree (D), Mark Holbrook (R), and Maine Rep. Martin Grohman (I); and Congressional District 2 race: Incumbent Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R), Maine Rep. Jared Golden (D), Tiffany Bond (I) and William Hoar (I).
New Hampshire additionally has a analytical chase at the top of the ballot. For a decade, Congressional District 1 has been anesthetized aback and alternating amid Democrats and Republicans, with it currently actuality captivated by Democratic Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter, who is not gluttonous re-election.
This agency a new face will represent New Hampshire CD1 in Congress. On the election will be Eddie Edwards (R), Chris Pappas (D) and Dan Belforti (L).
New Hampshire’s governor’s chase is additionally important. Chris Sununu is the aboriginal Republican to serve as governor in added than a decade. He is actuality challenged by Molly Kelly, who is attractive to acknowledgment the bench to the Democrats, authoritative Sununu a one-term governor. In the process, she hopes to advice her affair booty aback the House and Senate.
There are additionally important aborigine referendums in Maine, including a angle to appoint a 3.8 percent assets tax on individuals or affiliated couples filing accordingly with a gross adapted assets aloft $128,400 to armamentarium home bloom workers and services. New Hampshire voters will counterbalance in on two proposed built-in amendments; one to restore aborigine continuing as acceptable to accompany clothing adjoin the government and a additional to enhance aloofness protections.
All in all, there are added than abundant affidavit to be a and to vote on Nov. 6. As accomplished elections accept proven, every distinct vote counts.
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