What's YOUR agenda for 2014? Take the online survey and make your voice heard


For some busy people, it’s not convenient to go to a location and take directly part in a face to face conversation. That’s why the Center offers web-based community conversations in which any Michigan citizen can easily participate whenever they want.

What’s even more interesting about the community conversations this year is that both candidates for governor – Republican incumbent Rick Snyder and Democratic challenger Mark Schauer – are endorsing and introducing them in special videos.

Choose either the Gov. Snyder introduction or Schauer introduction. Both surveys are identical. And make sure to include your address or email at the conclusion of the survey so we can send you the results.

The survey should take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Download a copy of the Issue Guide before you begin.

To participate in the online Community Conversation introduced by Mark Schauer, click here.

To participate in the online Community Conversation introduced by Gov. Snyder, click here.

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Thu, 03/06/2014 - 8:29am
Funny how there is no mention of Libertarian, Green, or any other 3rd party.
Rick Hayes
Sun, 03/23/2014 - 5:46pm
Agreed. Third party and independent candidates struggle to capture the attention of the media. The typical media response to explain this is that it won't cover third party and independent candidates because the majority of its audience isn't familiar with those candidates. Quite the conundrum.
karen weaver
Tue, 03/11/2014 - 12:16pm
I would like to see a change in our minimum-wage, and same-sex marriage laws. Also more money given to education and roads. Money was taken from the last two areas (and pensions) and it should not be given out as a tax break.
Tue, 03/11/2014 - 2:47pm
Road and Bridges College Cost and Student Debt Taxes and Fees
Stephen Brown
Tue, 03/11/2014 - 9:05pm
School support
Lawrence Horvath
Thu, 03/13/2014 - 4:22pm
Sun, 03/16/2014 - 4:04pm
And which should an independent fill out. We represent over 50% of the population!!!
Sun, 03/16/2014 - 5:27pm
Raise state corporate and small business taxes to 35% with no exemptions except for creating new full time jobs which must last for a minimum of one year. Pro rate the tax decrease according to the number of jobs created. ( example- GM creates 100 new jobs, they get a 1% decrease in taxes, 200 new jobs =2%,etc., Joe's dry cleaners or saloon hires 1 new person, he gets a 1% reduction in taxes, 2 new people =2%, etc.) No corporate or business tax will be below 25% no matter how many new jobs are created. The penalty for falsifying reporting data is $25,000 AND 25 month prison sentence for corporate CEO and/or business owner. Hire retirees or unemployed people to audit and monitor this. And this is the way to incentivise corporations and small business's to create more jobs. This is called people oriented capitalism----not the cutthroat capitalism that we now have.