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People get more excited about national elections than about state and local races, which is unfortunate since lower levels of governments greatly impact most of our lives. State and local governments oversee the schools that teach our children, the police that protect our streets, and the roads and rails on which we commute. The candidates in the governor’s race need to engage in a passionate policy debate that brings out the economics behind political disagreements.


Glaeser, Edward L. "What's the Vision for the State." Boston Globe, June 17, 2010.