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Center for Michigan holding conversation on trust in government at United Way

A “Restoring Public Trust in State Government” Community Conversation of the Center for Michigan begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 5, and is being hosted by the Livingston County United Way at its office at 2980 Dorr Road in Brighton.

This Community Conversation will ask participants about their biggest barriers to trusting state government, as well as their ideas for what would improve trust. Topics will include state government services, management of the public purse, and oversight of Michigan’s political system.

The Center for Michigan plans to take the priorities shared in this discussion and amplify them to state leaders. This conversationisone of more than 150 structured dialogues taking place from now through the end of 2016.  Altogether, the participants will include more than 3,000 Michigan residents from all over the state.

Past Community Conversations have provided public momentum for state leaders to:
•    Approve of the nation’s largest expansion of public preschool.
•    Institute tougher teacher certification tests.
•    Approve deeper investment in the “Pure Michigan” marketing campaign.
•    Reform state business taxes.
•    Create reforms to save taxpayers $250 million in state prison costs.
•    Stop the erosion of traditional 180-day school calendar.

To learn more about the Center for Michigan, visit

RSVP online or by phone 810.494.3000.

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