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2022 midterms have “significant stakes for the climate.” These are the state and local measures to watch.
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2022 midterms have “significant stakes for the climate.” These are the state and local measures to watch.

The countdown to Election Day is now in the single digits, and this year there are a number of major issues on the line. One of those issues could have implications for humanity as a whole: climate change. "This midterm election has significant stakes for the climate," Geoffrey Henderson, a postdoctoral associate at Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy, told CBS News. Clean energy, pollution and infrastructure upgrades are all important aspects of climate policy that have found their way onto the ballot. Andrew Pershing, director of climate science at the nonpartisan research group Climate Central, told CBS News, "The earlier you act, the more effective the actions are and the cheaper they are and the more benefits you get."  "Even though the s...
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Election 2022 is a “Soup” Full of Issues – “The Sunday Political Brunch”

Sunday, September 18, 2022 Mark Curtis, MINDSETTER™   View Larger + President Joe Biden Let’s see. We’ll take an inflation report, primaries in three states, a White House celebration, a Trump update, another state abortion ban, and mix it all together into a murky political soup. All of these could be big issues in November, so don’t forget to grab some saltine crackers, and we’ll “brunch” on that this week.   “The Abortion Contortion” – This past week, West Virginia became the latest state to ban most abortions after Roe vs Wade was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year. The bill included limited exceptions for rape and incest, with adults having just eight weeks to report the crimes, to qualify for a hospital-provided abortion, whereas minors were given the termi...
Political Profile: Diana Garlington, Candidate for State Representative in District 5
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Political Profile: Diana Garlington, Candidate for State Representative in District 5

Saturday, August 20, 2022 GoLocalProv Political Team   View Larger + PHOTO: Campaign Diana Garlington is a Democratic candidate for State Representative in District 5. Here is what she has to say.   1. What do you think is the biggest political issue this campaign season in Rhode Island?GET THE LATEST BREAKING NEWS HERE -- SIGN UP FOR GOLOCAL FREE DAILY EBLAST The biggest political issue this season is still Covid-19. The ongoing pandemic has only exasperated the inequalities everyday Rhode Islanders face- Affordable housing, Gun violence, discrimination, loss of jobs, long-term health conditions, and having to reimagine a new way of life.   2. What do we need to do to improve Rhode Island's economy? I believe there are two easy ways to improve Rhode Island’s economy. (1) Passage of...