A bipartisan group of Michiganians passionate about politics have put together the Michigan’s Next Governor Project as a way to shape the debate about the state’s future. The document (in full below) lists the issues that the group says that candidates of either party should be prepared to address.
Feel free to leave your ideas below in the comments section, and we will pass them along to the folks involved in the project.
The group believes that “democracy works best if we act on a belief that the better the information, the better the decisions.” Project members willing to allow their names to be used include: Richard Cole, Richard McLellan, Joe Baumann, Lance Boldrey, Ed Dore, Jean Doss, Gary Gordon, James Haveman,Kelly Rossman-McKinney, Doug Roberts and Kathy Wilbur.
In addition to asking potential candidates about their vision for the state, the project lists specific queries in policy areas such as:
* “Transparency” and Ethics
* Early Childhood Education and Care
* Energy & Environment
* Equal Rights, Equal Opportunity
* Health Care Issues
* Labor and Employment Issues
* Local Government
* Other Issues
* Safety and Security
* Welfare and Social Service Issues
The report also outlines the fundamental things that candidates should know about how the state is run and its history.
Links of interest:
- The Michigan’s NExt Governor Project – The project has a blog on WordPress where you can leave your comments.
- The article in Dome launching the project