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State House District 49

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    Emma Kerr-Carpenter
    (Dem)

  • Colin Michael Nygaard
    (Rep)

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What are the most important challenges facing our state and how do you propose to address them?

Which solutions to climate change do you think are most important and most feasible for Montana?

What, if any, specific steps will you take to address inequalities facing women, especially women in minority populations, in our state?

What should state government do, if anything, to provide an equitable, quality public education for all children pre-K through grade 12?

What should our state do over the long term to ensure healthcare access for all?

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Montana needs to responsibly decommission it's coal mines and power plants. We should create good jobs in new energy industries that keep families healthy and don’t worsen climate change. Montana’s transmission infrastructure will ensure we remain an electricity exporter, but we cannot force other states to buy types of energy that they don’t want. Incentivizing investments in solar and wind power will create new high paying jobs. Meanwhile, miners should be offered jobs in mine reclamation, paid training in their choice of industry, and compensation if their new wage is lower. We also can’t weaken laws requiring mine cleanup: this won’t save coal and would saddle us with polluted, unusable land.
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Our first step is to lift the sunset on the 2019 Medicaid expansion bill. We have five years of data that shows Medicaid is an important investment in the health of Montanans and the health of our economy. This is particularly true in Billings where one of our biggest economic drivers is the medical sector. It will continue to be true the longer the COVID-19 pandemic continues. I will continue to support full funding of the program.
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