Allie O'Donoghue, Author at HeadCount

Marijuana Went 8 for 9 on Election Day

By Allie O'Donoghue on November 15, 2016

The people have spoken. Out of the nine states with questions regarding the legalization of marijuana for either recreational or medical purposes, eight voted to reform marijuana laws. A majority of the Mary Jane victories were won by two or more percentage points. Some states had considerably large margins such as Florida, North Dakota, Montana,…

Not Just the White House: Minimum Wage Decreases/Increases

By Allie O'Donoghue on November 6, 2016

In the days before the 2016 election HeadCount is running a new series titled “Not Just the White House,” a run down of ballot initiatives across the 50 states. This installment focuses on minimum wage increases and decreases. Previous installments were on marijuana initiatives and health care proposals. Proposals to change the minimum wage are on…

It’s All on You, Chris Wallace!

By Allie O'Donoghue on October 19, 2016

What is going on? We’ve had two debates so far with Hillary Clinton battling Donald Trump. Both debates were filled with name-calling, threats, pointed fingers, and a lot of interruptions. So what was left out? POLICIES. The whole point of a debate is to discuss the differences in policies. The only type of policy debate…