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State House District 51

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    Anne Giuliano

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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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Financing our state's activities is always a challenge. Our state revenues are declining, and we need to look for new and creative ways to improve our state's income so that we can continue to fund our school programs and all the programs that currently exist to support Montanans. In addition, we need extra income to invest in our state's infrastructure, energy, and agricultural programs. Ways to increase our state income might include overhauling our state income tax structure and implementing taxes designed to take advantage of the out of state tourism industry.
Climate change needs to be addressed at all levels in our state and no one sector can bear the brunt of fixing climate change. In the energy sector we need to increase the percentage of our energy that comes from renewable sources. In the environmental sector we need to focus on maintaining our public lands and protecting them from environmental pollutants. Increasing access to recycling and encouraging low emission transportation are options Setting limits on greenhouse gas emissions is another possibility.
Montana passed the Equal rights amendment in 1973, yet our state has a long way to go towards full woman’s equality. Increasing the minimum wage, implementing wage transparency, providing universal access to pre-k education, implementing universal paid family leave, and fighting human trafficking are just a few of the steps that need to be taken. Gender bias is hard baked into our society and education is the best way to overcome this bias. Woman are disproportionately responsible for childcare and improving access to affordable childcare will allow more women to enter the workforce. Ultimately, we need to implement a culture shift. The Montana legislature could play a lead role in this agenda.
An educated population is the key to a strong economy. Education also provides the opportunity to help lift people out of poverty and break the generational bindings that keep some parts of our population living in need. It is in Montana’s best interest to provide the best education possible. Providing an early start with pre-k education should be universally available. Our state government plays a crucial role in educating our children. Most parents do not have the luxury of home schooling or sending their children to private schools. We need to fund our public-school systems in a fair way that does not shortchange the larger communities and cause large disparities in the quality of our schools.
Access to healthcare has never been more important. Our Federal government is in the process of dismantling the Affordable Care Act. Not only will this remove protection for pre-existing conditions, but it will eliminate the funding for the Medicaid Expansion. Montana has the opportunity to take a lead role in crafting a healthcare plan that could provide coverage to all Montanans who need coverage. I have worked in healthcare for over 20 years and I know what works and what does not. I am in a unique position to be able to help Montana craft its healthcare policy.