Staff reports Updated 2:32 pm CST, Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Bob Stefanowski arrives at his polling place Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Madison, where he voted in a statewide election for the first time since at least the year 2000. He is greeted by Jennie Dominick, 99, of Madison. Stefanowski waited in a long line at the Madison Senior Center and voted around 12:45 p.m. less Bob Stefanowski arrives at his polling place Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Madison, where he voted in a statewide election for the first time since at least the year 2000. He is greeted by Jennie Dominick, 99, of ... more Photo: Kaitlyn Krasselt Buy photo Voters hit the polls at Stadley Rough Elementary School in Danbury, Conn., on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Voters hit the polls at Stadley Rough Elementary School in Danbury, Conn., on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Photo: Carol Kaliff/Hearst … [Read more...] about Decision day: Heavy voting reported across Connecticut
Also: CHS plans to close Missouri hospital, NHI pays $70M for five properties authors Geert De Lombaerde All that buildup and nothing to show for it.Shareholders of Ryman Hospitality Properties had been slated to vote last week on a proposal by 10 percent owner GAMCO Investors to spin off the company’s entertainment division — home to the Ryman Auditorium, Grand Ole Opry and other venues, among other things — from its core convention hotel business. The Ryman board had not taken a stand on the called-for vote, although Chairman and CEO Colin Reed recently reiterated his view that the $125 million division needs more scale to be successful on its own.The vote scheduled for last Thursday — two days after Ryman reported first-quarter earnings that included word that the new Opry City Stage venue has come up short of expectations early in its life — did not come to pass, however. GAMCO pulled its proposal before Ryman’s annual shareholders’ … [Read more...] about Ryman investor pulls entertainment spinoff vote
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No major problems were reported Tuesday as voters cast ballots to wrap up one of Ohio's most expensive, nasty and unpredictable primary seasons in recent memory.The polls are open until 7:30 p.m. as Ohioans pick Republican and Democratic nominees for governor and a Republican U.S. Senate candidate, and decide a host of unusually competitive congressional and state legislative seats.Voters also are considering a bipartisan redistricting proposal that would change how congressional districts are drawn. The effort is aimed at reducing the partisan manipulation of maps known as gerrymandering.Absentee voting is up compared with the same time in the 2014 midterm election, the secretary of state's office said.In the race for governor , Republicans will choose between former U.S. senator and current state Attorney General Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, a former state auditor who has spent the year distancing herself from the administration of term-limited … [Read more...] about No voting problems reported as Ohio goes to the polls
Elections are being held in 66 of Michigan's 83 counties on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.Friday, May 25 is the last day to request an absentee ballot by mail.Avery voters also will join those from Watauga, Mitchell, Yancey and Madison counties in electing a District Attorney for their 35th District. Polls open at 6:30 a.m. and will close at 7:30 p.m. They'll re-open for regular hours from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. on Wednesday.For the first time in West Virginia, voters will need some form of ID in order to cast their vote.For this election, voters without the required photo IDs will be able to vote after signing affidavits to affirm their identities.One of the main recommendations is facilitating youth participation by allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote.Your polling place depends on where you live and will be listed on your voter registration card you received in the mail after registering.For a faster voting experience, Dave Davis with Pitt County Board of Elections says it helps to … [Read more...] about Need answers to your voting questions?
Broward County voters may be asked to pay more to help provide better school security and better pay for teachers.The Broward County School Board vote is scheduled to vote today whether to place the request on the Aug. 28 ballot.The district would request an additional 50 cents for every $1,000 in assessed property value. For a homeowner with a $225,000 home and a homestead exemption, that would be about $100 a year.It would raise about $93 million a year for the district.The school district said the money is needed to make security upgrades for schools in the wake of the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland.Some of the money would be used for one-time teacher bonuses. District officials say they can’t provide annual raises because the tax would expire in four years, and there’s no guarantee voters would renew it.Chief Financial Officer Judith Marte said last month that without more revenue, it will be tough to increase teacher pay this … [Read more...] about Broward School Board to vote on tax hike proposal for security, teacher pay