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From: Sanya Carley, SPEA
To: Rep. McKell, M.,
Subject: Mike McKell, Policy Decisions – How do you make them?
Date: 2014-02-27T18:52:00Z

Dear Mike McKell:

I need your help as part of an important university study we are conducting that has impact on your legislative life. We at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs want to understand how you, a representative leading the nation’s most influential policy decisions, gather information about the policies you debate on the front lines of the legislative process.

Whom do you contact? What states do you reference or emulate and why? Understanding the process involved in these decisions from your unique perspective can help us identify how to make the best use of all of the information resources available, so that all citizens you serve and represent benefit from the most effective decision making process possible. Once our research is complete, we plan to share our findings on state learning and the policy process with those involved in state policy activities.

To this end, we ask you to share your experiences in developing and implementing energy policy in your state in a brief 20-minute questionnaire. Please be assured that all responses will be kept confidential. Information will be reported in aggregate form only. If you have any questions about this study or have difficulty accessing the survey, please contact me at scarley@indiana.edu or 812-856-0920.

Again, thank you for participating in this important endeavor!


Sanya Carley
Assistant Professor
School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Indiana University



The IU Center for Survey Research is administering this questionnaire on behalf of the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. If you are unable to access the link listed above, please follow these instructions:

  • In your Web browser, type: survey.indiana.edu/policylearning
  • In the Login ID box, enter: 4E2597DB64

If you have any other difficulties logging in or have questions about the study, please email scarley@indiana.edu for assistance.

Reference ID: 221001320