A look ahead at ESG in 2023This week, we’re taking a look at what some analysts are predicting for the ESG landscape in 2023. Other ESG Developments This WeekIn the statesFlorida governor shares ESG concernsFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) spoke at a college on February 13 where he expressed concerns about ESG and discussed government efforts to oppose ESG investing:Florida Gov. DeSantis said ESG instead “does an end run around” elections for deciding governing policies. To that point, DeSantis called ESG a “distortion of a government of by and for the people,” which lacked accountability to Americans.
Overall, 45 candidates share a last name with one or more of their opponents in 22 elections in 13 states or territories. The U.S. Virgin Islands features the only election where three candidates share the same last name—Javan James (D), Marise James (D), and Patricia James (I). Congressional and state legislative elections will take place under new district lines following the census. Two state legislative seats (3% of all state legislative seats) do not feature a Democratic candidate and a Republican is likely to win. Thirteen seats (17% of all state legislative seats) do not feature a Republican candidate and a Democrat is likely to win.4 months ago Ballotpedia News
In Pennsylvania’s House District 16, Sen. Pat Browne (R) lost to Jarrett Coleman (R) by 19 votes. In Ohio’s House District 16, Rep. Bride Rose Sweeney (D) defeated Rep. Monique Smith (D) 56% to 44%. Of the 229 defeats, 47 came from incumbent v. incumbent primaries like the one in Ohio’s House District 16. All 186 state legislative seats—35 in the Senate and 151 in the House—are also up for election. When a candidate from only one of either major party runs for a state legislative seat, the seat is all but guaranteed to be won by that party.5 months ago Ballotpedia News
By: David LuchsHere’s what’s in store for you as you start your day:Introduced bills to change I&R ⬆️, enacted bills ⬇️ Democratic party committees surpass Republican party committees in cumulative fundraising for first time since June 2021 Alaska voters to decide three statewide races using new ranked-choice systemIntroduced bills to change I&R ⬆️, enacted bills ⬇️State lawmakers introduced more bills this year to change their respective state’s initiative process. Twenty of the 59 state legislative districts holding elections this year have open seats because an incumbent is not running. General elections for congressional, state executive, and state legislative office in Alaska use ranked-choice voting. State legislative elections will take place under new district lines following the census. Two state legislative districts, or 3% of those holding elections this year, have neither a Democrat nor a Republican running.4 months ago Ballotpedia News
Alaska Supreme Court hears arguments on whether Janus requires annual opt-ins for union membershipThe Alaska Supreme Court heard oral arguments last week in a case where the state of Alaska claims that the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018 ruling in Janus v. AFSCME requires annual opt-ins for union membership. On Oct. 3, 2019, Anchorage Superior Court Judge Gregory Miller issued a temporary restraining order blocking Dunleavy’s order. Supreme Court appealAttorneys for the state of Alaska filed an appeal to the Alaska Supreme Court on Sept. 2, 2021. There are five justices on the Alaska Supreme Court. In 2020, the Alaska Supreme Court heard 138 cases and decided 92% of them unanimously.5 months ago Ballotpedia News
Welcome to Hall Pass, a newsletter written to keep you plugged into the conversations driving school board politics and governance. Understanding the country’s more than 82,000 school board membersOn Aug. 24, we released a comprehensive report on the country’s 82,423 school board members and 13,194 school districts. In this article, we took a look at the history of charter schools and provided an overview of charter school funding. In school board elections, conflict issues break along existing party lines, incumbents lose at higher rateSince Nov. 8, we’ve brought you periodic updates on our progress tracking the results of school board conflict updates. Like traditional public schools, charter schools are publicly funded.3 months ago Ballotpedia News
Boy Found Dead In SuitcaseThe youngster who was discovered dead in a suitcase months ago has been identified by Indiana State Police, and his mother has been named as the boy's accused killer. On April 16, a local discovered Cairo Jordan of Atlanta dead in some woods in Washington County. Dejaune Anderson, his mother, is wanted for his murder, according to the police, and she is presently on the run. Dejaune Anderson, his mother, is wanted for his murder, according to the police, and she is presently on the run. A citation claims that Anderson was detained in Louisville in March, just a few weeks before Cairo was discovered dead, on suspicion of robbery.4 months ago News
Both England and Australia have two points from two matches as both currently sit outside the top two spots on a log-jammed Group 1 standings. But Mott is expecting Stokes to turn it around quickly and is forecasting the left-hander to find his best form against Australia. "He's an incredible player for our team," Mott said of Stokes. "I've got a lot of friends in that (Australia) group, both in the playing group and the staff group. And I love being part of"this (England) group," he said.4 months ago News