Tuesday Talk: What policies are voters missing?
Even with an on-going presidential race, it doesn’t seem Minnesotans are discussing big picture public policy issues this election cycle, especially compared with 2010 when candidates debated fiscal policy, education, and green energy. Maybe it’s too early, or maybe it’s the absence of state constitutional offices on the ballot. Perhaps, conservatives have us distracted by constitutional amendment issues that won’t move Minnesota forward.
We’re facing at least a $2 billion deficit, property taxes are sure to rise again, and we’re struggling to pay back our schools. Why isn’t there more focus on these issues?
What other important public policy ideas are being boxed out of the debate?