Flex Your Civic Pride
Vermont has banned fracking, Wisconsin permits same-day voter registration, Montana and San Francisco have enacted forward thinking initiatives addressing political money and health care access, respectively.
Forgive us for living vicariously through you, but if “states are the laboratories of democracy” ours gets an “F” in this particular science experiment. When the discussion turns to sound public policy, Alaska just isn’t the first place that leaps to mind these days.
But what of your state or local government? What’s your favorite law, program or other policy—the thing of which you wish the rest of the nation knew? When traveling, do you ever think to yourself “wow, I never realized how lucky we are to have X—I’ve really taken that for granted?”
This is your opportunity to flex your civic pride and let us know. Leave the what and where in the comments section below (here on Mudflats—not on Facebook—if you please) and prepare to have praises heaped upon your hometown/state in an upcoming feature story on state and local innovation.