The student legislature at UNC-Wilmington has voted against a proposal to impose a “sustainability fee” on students to fund an unspecified range of recycling and awareness programs on campus. The majority appears to have gotten to the heart of the matter:
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In a formal statement from the Student Government Association (SGA), Student Body Vice President Charles Soden wrote, “Student Government representatives raised concerns about the cost of the fee to students, the long term nature of many of the projects, and whether or not the money saved would ultimately come back to student’s wallets.”
The cost to students was a major point of the legislative members, with many concerned that the fee imposed would not impact students now with long term plans for much of the funds.
Is the lack of party labels in most municipal and school-board elections. Removing party labels removes one piece of information about the candidates that many voters value, with the result that some of those voters don’t bother to cast ballots. I explained a bit more about this in a recent CarolinaJournal.tv interview:
Lack of voter information in general depresses turnout, according to some of the folks quoted in this Jacksonville Daily News piece.Read full article » No Comments »