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WARREN (WWJ) - Do you have a “common sense” solution to Michigan’s budget crisis?  If so, here’s your chance to sound off.

Detroit Public TV and The Center for Michigan are holding a series of events — called “Common Sense Conversation”. They’ll open up the floor for residents to discuss the big issues with their fellow Michigan residents, and have  their say about the future of our state.

John Bebow, with The Center for Michigan says they’ll make sure Lansing hears what you have to say.

“We database all the results from our conversations and total them up, almost like polls, but far more interactive. Then we take these results to Lansing and tell leaders what we find,” Bebow said.

Bebow tells WWJ the public is invited to take part in what will be an interactive forum.

“They will use interactive clicker devices to vote on their own ideas for the state budget and tax system, and we’ll have them talk about their concept of ‘shared sacrifice,’ if that’s the era we’re in,” he said.

Wednesday night’s forum takes place at the

Macomb Community College-South Campus in Warren, starting at 7 p.m.

For more information and to register, visit this link.

Additional Dates:

March 30 at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor

April 6 at Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn

April 20 at Detroit Public Television in Wixom

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