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July 31, 2015

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Letter to the readers:

State needs an agenda for all of us

What should the candidates be talking about, working on?

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Dear reader,

Every election year, the Sun talks to candidates about the issues and their plans for office should they be elected. Two questions I like to hear candidates answer are:

1. What are the issues people are talking to you about?

2. What’s your vision for Nevada in 20 years?

The answer to the first question this year has been almost unanimous, no matter the party or position: improving the economy and education.

The answers to the second question vary greatly. However, I appreciate when people share their thoughts, regardless of whether I agree with them. We all come from different backgrounds and experiences, and we’re going to disagree. Given the way things are going, we could use more conversation about the issues.

As we noted in last Sunday’s paper, the Sun’s new project Nevada 3.0 is designed to look at questions like those being posed to the candidates, but the discussion shouldn’t end with the people running for office. Your thoughts are important.

So let me ask you the questions:

1. If you could set the agenda for the state, what would your top three priorities be?

2. What is your vision for Nevada? What would it look like in 20 years?

(Bonus points if you have ideas about how to get to your priorities or vision.)

We would like to hear from you. You can send a letter to the editor or post a comment on the website. We’ll publish a sampling of what we receive in hopes that we can start talking about your ideas and thoughts of what Nevada should become.

Best,

Matt

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