This interview series with Susan Olsen (Candidate for the NH House in Merrimack-7) has seemingly concentrated not on State Government and looking outward to its effects on citizens (e.g., what new laws are we passing or should pass?) but on the relationship between State Government and its citizens – does it work and does it work well? And if not, what to do about it?
Sidenote: I dryly note that we are running 4 sets of interviews / events already (which is keeping me too busy from opining much) and we are about to add another. Steve and I did a GrokTV interview with NH State Senator Andy Sanborn last nighthttp://granitegrok.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=28096&action=edit&message=1, and much of his time was spent on a similar theme – looking inward at the operations of State Government, and finding it out-of-date. He ALSO had some words about Susan – you’ll see!
So it was logical to ask, in Question 8:
Reviewing State processes part of your Platform? Top 1 or 3 issues?
- Question 1: Why come to the forefront of politics here in NH?
- Question 2: As a former world traveler, contrast some of the governance you’ve seen vs here in NH?
- Question 3: Governing Principles
- Question 4: Go to be someone, or go to accomplish something?
- Question 5: Make State agencies more responsible to citizens?
- Question 6: Proper Role of Government: Too big, too small, or just right? Scale State agencies up or down?
- Question 7: How to put more accountability into State Agencies? Oversight by Legislature or Gov. Office?