Deadly violence has erupted during local elections in Bangladesh, leaving at least 13 people dead this week. Analysts said the mayhem shows the country's democracy is struggling in the face of Islamist extremism and a divisive debate over how to deal with the legacy of its 1971 civil war.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — In New Jersey, legislative elections tend not to be very topsy-turvy. After major candidates for the Assembly were filed on Monday, it looks like maintaining the status quo is a possibility even with all 80 seats up this year.
One thing that frequently gets mentioned when we talk about NJ politics, is how do we get fresh faces in office instead of keeping up the tradition of voting all the same politicians back into office. Apparently, we've been looking in the wrong place for those fresh faces.
The state comptroller released an audit Wednesday with a recommendation that fire district elections be moved to the same date as the November general election. The report spurred two lawmakers to renew their push to approve legislation that would turn the suggestion into law.