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Government & Elections
AARP Wyoming, July 30, 2010
This November, Wyoming voters will elect a new governor.
AARP Wyoming developed a set of questions to ask each candidate so you can see where they stand on issues that AARP members say are important to consider.
Feel free to use the questions below when you meet a candidate or attend a forum on the elections.
We will ask the gubernatorial candidates to answer these questions in their own words and post their responses verbatim in the October edition of The Wyoming Sage, which is inserted into newspapers across the state and available online via the AARP Wyoming website. In the Sage, you also will find questions and answers from candidates for Wyoming’s sole seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
AARP Wyoming’s Gubernatorial Voter Guide Questions:
Question 1: How would you ensure that there is strong Wyoming consumer involvement in the design and operation of a Health Insurance Exchange in Wyoming? What steps would you take to make sure the Health Insurance Exchange selects consumer-friendly products?
Question 2: What steps would you take to ensure that Wyoming residents have choices to remain in their homes and communities as they age? Do you support or oppose making the long-term care system in Wyoming more responsive to the needs and preferences of Wyoming residents?
Question 3: Please explain your approach to the state budget and taxes, specifically, which types of expenditures and/or revenues do you believe should be increased or reduced?
Question 4: Do you support or oppose additional consumer protections and disclosures about financial products and services sold to Wyoming investors?
Question 5: Do you support or oppose additional consumer protections and disclosures about utility rates for residential ratepayers? What steps would you take to ensure that residential customers pay fair and reasonable utility rates?
Also in the Sage, we will explain who can vote, how to register, where you can find your local polling place and other important election information.
Voting is your right. Exercise it.
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