Wisconsin voters share top concerns ahead of the November election

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With the midterms just weeks away, the Wisconsin Main Street Agenda project is speaking with voters across the state to get a sense of what’s on their minds ahead of the election. 

The project is a collaboration between the USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin, Wisconsin Public Radio and the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

You can participate in the Main Street project in two ways — by filling out our online questionnaire at tinyurl.com/mainstreetagenda and by attending one of our three remaining free town hall meetings that will address some of the concerns you raised in the survey. 

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Here’s what we learned from our latest round of reporting:

Montavius Jones

  • Community: Milwaukee
  • Age: 29
  • Political leaning: Liberal

What’s missing in Wisconsin politics?

Bipartisanship. It’s a four-letter word these days but what other options do we have? There is straight vitriol at the state level from the Legislature towards Milwaukee. We are the state’s punching bag. But as goes Milwaukee, goes the state. We are the economic powerhouse of the state and we can’t even get a seat at the table. If the state does not want to give Milwaukee carte blanche to do what we see fit for our community, at least work with us on solutions that will benefit all of Wisconsin and fix some of our problems. 

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