Take advantage of forums [UPDATED]Published 9:40am Wednesday, September 26, 2012 Updated 11:41am Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The Chamber of Commerce and Noon Kiwanis have scheduled candidate forums for Districts 8 (Senate) and 8A (House) candidates and city residents following the council and mayoral races. The forums offer voters an opportunity to learn where each person stands on issues that are important to us all and we encourage everyone to attend.
At the state level, the concerns are weighty. With the failure of last year’s legislature to deal with the state deficit, it means that this year’s election is less about likeability and more about substance: what are candidates going to do to tackle the deficit and improve Minnesota’s ecomony?
There is also an amendment question to be determined that could affect a large number of residents. An informed populace will ensure that the State moves forward when they check the boxes on the ballot.
Locally, mayoral and council candidates will impact the direction of the city, though on a much smaller scale. No matter what, residents should know the issues, and find out where candidates stand in order to advance both our great state, and our great city. Apathy is simply not an option these days
- about decisions affecting the state deficit were put off with the hope that this election would This election isn’t about likeability, but rather, based on the outcome of the election, the direction of the state’s economics.