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    What the next governor needs to know about Pennsylvania cities

    We asked Pennsylvania voters what the next governor of Pennsylvania needs to know about your city or community. (Lindsay Lazarski/WHYY)

    We asked Pennsylvania voters what the next governor of Pennsylvania needs to know about your city or community. (Lindsay Lazarski/WHYY)

    In about two weeks, Pennsylvania voters will go to the polls to decide who will be the next governor of the Commonwealth.

     

    In about two weeks, Pennsylvania voters will go to the polls to decide who will be the next governor of the Commonwealth.

    Keystone Crossroads has held four listening sessions across the state in Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Altoona, and Pittsburgh to hear what issues matter most to voters.

    Responses ran the gamut; ranging from how to revitalize downtowns, concerns about crumbling infrastructure, what to do about shrinking budgets to pay pensions, and how to have stronger public schools.

    In one part of the forum, we asked participants to imagine they had 30 seconds with the next governor of Pennsylvania and asked: What do you think he needs to know about your city or community?

    As often as participants spoke about problems, they also spoke about the potential and promise that Pennsylvania cities have to offer.

    Watch some of the responses we collected from each of the cities, in the video above.

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