Perspective: A unified voice for Midwestern Governors
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As Chair of the MGA for 2015, I look
forward to working with my fellow Midwestern governors to increase regional
discussions on poverty reductions.
Most Midwesterners enjoy an
unsurpassed quality of life. Our four distinct seasons, cultural and sporting
activities, culinary delights, affordability, natural beauty, and the friendly
nature of its residents continue to make the region a go-to location. The
Midwest has a thriving pulse from international city-centers to urban regrowth
to rural communities serving as our nation’s backbone. With quality education
systems, low crime rates, close-knit communities and numerous outdoor
recreational activities, Midwestern states and their rural communities continue
to be excellent places to live, work, raise a family and
grow a business.
But despite these globally recognized regional attributes, there are some in our
region that are living in poverty and have a great need for assistance.
States continue to lead on policies, programs and assistance for those in need. However, the complexity of this issue does not allow for a one-size-fits-all solution. Fortunately, there are a lot of regional similarities and opportunities for sharing best practices and discussing how to approach poverty reduction.
I look forward to working with my fellow governors to ensure
our region continues to be the best place to live, work, start a family, get an
education, visit, do business and someday even retire.
Please click here to learn more about my agenda, as well as
explore this site to view the current policies and activities of the MGA.