Madeleine Smith: What can Citizens do?

The biggest impact citizens can make in reforming state regulations is to vote and stay actively informed.  If voters are concerned about these issues, state officials will be forced to look into them and address flaws in the system or else face replacement by someone who will.  Most controversy arises in the public eye over health and environmental issues and the only way to make a difference is to invest in the cause and stay alert.  If the public demands and uses information provided by the government, people’s concerns will hopefully be respected by the state government with measures like hiring more inspectors and increasing transparency.