Posts Tagged: Elections

More Capitol Steps for New Englanders?

Last week, Inside Higher Ed reported that "President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team is drawing significantly [from] the nation’s colleges and universities to prepare to take the reins of government on Jan. 20." A bit of déjà vu ... In Spring 2009, when Barack Obama was stocking his first administration, NEJHE ran an item headlined "New England Goes to D.C.," noting: "As they form t...

Electing a Reflection of America

With votes still being counted and recounted and candidates already pondering their next campaigns, the 2018 midterm elections have left an indelible mark on New England and its representation in Washington, D.C. New Hampshire voters elected at least 42 state representatives under age 40 to the state's 400-member House of Representatives—the third largest legislative body in the English-speak...

New Englanders Buck Trends, Make History at Ballot Box

State Capital Notes ... All six New England states voted for Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, despite her loss nationally in the electoral college. It's unclear how the 115th Congress and President-Elect Donald Trump will act on proposals by Clinton and her Democratic rival Bernie Sanders for free college and reduced student debt. Among highlights of the 2016 elections … ...

Polling Place: This Election Day, Big New England Winners Were Democrats, Women

Democrats and women were the big winners of the 2012 elections, scoring impressive victories throughout New England. Among highlights: New England put the U.S. Senate solidly in the hands of Democrats with the election of Chris Murphy of Connecticut and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. Sen.-Elect Angus King of Maine who ran as an Independent is expected to join Bernie Sanders (I) of Vermont in t...

Terms of Assessment: NE Events Revisit the 2012 Election

MassINC will examine the outcomes of the national and statewide elections and the implications for politics and policy on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.. at Emerson College's Cutler Majestic Theatre in Boston. "Behind the Curtain: What Just Happened? What's Next?" will feature panel discussions moderated by former ABC news anchor Carole Simpson and award-winning host of WBUR’s On...

Post-Election Post-Mortems Begin …

The Boston think tank MassINC will present "What just happened?" First impressions of the 2010 election results" with panelists Alison King of New England Cable News, Scot Lehigh of the Boston Globe and Steven Koczela of MassINC Polling Group, on Friday, Nov. 5, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. To register, click here.****The New England Council (NEC) will sponso...