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  • Robert Barb & Joshua Thomas
    (Grn)

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    Lyman Bishop & John Nesper
    (Lib)

  • Mike Cooney & Casey Schreiner
    (Dem)

  • Greg Gianforte & Kristen Juras
    (Rep)

Biographical Information

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 our 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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Campaign Phone (406) 407-6995
Campaign Website http://www.lyman2020.com
Campaign Email lyman@lyman2020.com
Campaign Instagram http://lymanbishopforgovernor
The biggest issue facing Montana, and for that matter the nation as a whole, is the eminent threat of the pending economic collapse and the resulting deterioration of our rights and it’s effect on our way of life. We the people must take control of our own destiny and we must do it now. This may well be our last opportunity to do so. My biggest concern in that regard is the fact that the candidates from both major parties will do nothing to address these concerns.
Montana is in no way responsible for any issues related to climate change. Given that the idea of climate change is one that is hotly debated we should focus on the one aspect of those claims that cannot be refuted, that of pollution and its affect on the environment. This is one area where Montana has an open to outperform almost every other state in the union. We should maintain our course and uphold our state constitution, putting the environment before economic gain as we have done in the past.
In modern America such issues have been mitigated considerably and I do not see Montana as a state in which this is an issue. Every person has the same rights and opportunities. I would in no way to do anything special for any group of people but rather I would guarantee that all people are given the same opportunities and that their rights will be respected in full. The idea that we should focus on any one group of people above the other is the root cause of so many of the issues that have plagued this in the past.
My economic plan addresses this issue, along with many others related to the shortage of resources that have resulted in this problems and inequalities we face. There is no other solution and I encourage you to take the time and read the various things that I have written which are posted on my website under the Campaign heading.
Again, this is an issue that I have addressed in my economic plan. This can be solved quickly and easily if we follow that plan.
Campaign Phone (626) 512-3482
Campaign Email info@cooneyformt.com
Campaign Instagram http://cooneyforMT
By far the most important challenge facing Montana’s next governor will be responding to the coronavirus crisis, and as your next governor I will continue showing up each and every day to ensure the health of Montana’s population and our economy.

Ever since the federal government passed the buck to the states at the beginning of this pandemic, Governor Bullock and I have been working around the clock to make sure Montana has the tools and resources it needs to address this crisis.

Our approach has been successful – Montana’s infection rate remains low, and our economic recovery ranks 6th best in the nation. It takes hard work and showing up – that’s what I’ve done my whole career and it’s what I’ll continue to do as governor.
Montanans know our climate is changing because we see it in front of our own eyes. We must take action to protect Montana for future generations without leaving anyone behind.

Montana has always been an energy leader, and energy production has long provided good jobs for hard-working Montanans.

We must continue to be a leader in transitioning to a clean energy economy, supporting good new jobs for Montanans who have helped power the country for decades. We can best maintain these jobs - and create new ones - by setting our own destiny.

It is essential that we rely on the science behind climate change while making informed decisions that reflect Montana values.
This year’s election could fundamentally change the landscape for women and minorities in this state. I have a long history of fighting for policies that support women and families, and as governor I will continue standing up for better jobs and wages, fairness and equality, and health care for women and minorities in our state.

To do that I will make empowering women and minorities key to my agenda as governor, including ensuring equal pay for equal work, and pushing for paid family leave, flexible scheduling, increased childcare incentives and public funding for preschool. I will also stand firm against any attempt to strip away access to health care, and I will veto any attempt to place government between a woman and her doctor.
I’m a proud product of Butte public schools. My wife and I sent our three kids to public school in Montana. I know how important our public education system is here in Montana because I’ve lived it.

Now more than ever the state must support and invest in our education system. As governor my priorities will be: protecting the health and safety of Montana students, creating and maintaining a school lunch debt waiver program for Montana kids, reducing college debt and building the state’s workforce by increasing funding for education at two-year institutions and expanding Career and Technical Education, and investing in Montana’s future leaders by finally establishing state-funded, voluntary pre-K education for all four-year-olds in Montana.
The pandemic has crystallized the critical need for all Montanans to have access to quality, affordable health care. I have worked my whole career to expand access to health care, and helped pass Medicaid expansion and secure coverage for more than 90,000 of our neighbors. In addition to doing everything we can to preserve Medicaid expansion, my “Keep Montana Healthy” plan outlines bold steps Montana can take to improve health care in our state.

I will bring down costs of prescription drugs by allowing for safe and legal importation of prescription drugs from Canada; provide incentives for behavioral health providers with preferences for mental health and addiction services; and increasing support for telemedicine in rural Montana.
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