I believe that our schools are critical to the success of this state. In the last session, I worked hard to expand medical education and veterinary education in the university system. I also worked hard to pass legislation that increased funding for K-12 education. I’m proud of that, but there is still a lot more to do.
Like many Montanans, I recognize the importance of Montana’s natural beauty. I am very concerned about what is happening in oil, coal, and natural gas development in our state. We need to make sure this state gets a fair shake when we deal with energy development corporations. It’s vital that we preserve the opportunity to hunt, fish, and hike for future generations.
Making healthcare more affordable for everyone is important to me. We must address the high cost of healthcare and could do so if we implemented Medicaid expansion and developed a public option.