Stonington Voters Reject Tax Abatement for Affordable Housing Developer, Approve Cannabis

STONINGTON — With heavy voter participation on Tuesday, residents rejected a previously approved fixed tax assessment for an 82-unit affordable housing project slated for the Campbell Grain property in Pawcatuck. Voters also rejected — 2,106 to 1,816 — a cannabis prohibition ordinance, clearing the way for the town to allow one cannabis retailer and one… Continue reading Stonington Voters Reject Tax Abatement for Affordable Housing Developer, Approve Cannabis

Texas Law Preventing Social Media Bans Based on Political Viewpoints Has Backing From Just Over Half of Voters

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed a bill this month preventing social media companies from banning state residents from the platforms for their political views, and a new poll shows a slim majority of voters support such a measure, including an overwhelming share of Republicans. Fifty-three percent of registered voters said they support the law,… Continue reading Texas Law Preventing Social Media Bans Based on Political Viewpoints Has Backing From Just Over Half of Voters

3 in 5 Voters Say the Taliban Should Be Banned From Social Media

As the Taliban looks to increase its presence on social media sites following its sudden takeover of Afghanistan, companies are split so far on whether to ban the group from their platforms. But a new Morning Consult/Politico poll shows that most voters are in favor of blocking the group from using social media. Sixty-two percent… Continue reading 3 in 5 Voters Say the Taliban Should Be Banned From Social Media

Party leaders using social media to connect with young voters during election campaign

TORONTO — With each federal election, more and more native social media users are turning 18 and becoming eligible to vote. And increasingly, Canadian politicians are harnessing the power of different social media platforms to spread their message. “The election is a hot topic on TikTok right now,” TikTok marketing expert Wave Wyld told CTV… Continue reading Party leaders using social media to connect with young voters during election campaign

Party leaders using social media to connect with young voters during election campaign

TORONTO — Among the short clips of new dance moves and funny cats, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is amassing a large following of young voters with videos about his party’s platform on TikTok ahead of the federal election on Sept. 20. In one video, Singh plays a trendy sound clip from TikTok’s library of songs,… Continue reading Party leaders using social media to connect with young voters during election campaign

Sonoma County voters still wary of cannabis farms

The couple, who are members of a coalition of neighbors concerned about cannabis oversight, say other residents have turned to them over the years seeking help with setback troubles, noise, security concerns and odor from nearby cannabis farms. The county’s process for permitting and zoning cannabis farms has long been a challenge for Sonoma County… Continue reading Sonoma County voters still wary of cannabis farms