The Issues

As your Representative,
I will advocate for:
  • Local Health Care Providers.
  • Strong Agricultural Economy.
  • Quality Public Education.
  • Protection Of Public Lands.
  • Local Infrastructure Funding.
  • Funding For Local Social Services.

 

Small towns and families
are important to me. Schools,
small businesses, and
agriculture are the hearts

of our communities.

Let’s work for them together!

Health Care

Follow the COVID-19 guidelines! The growing impacts of COVID-19 has made it even more clear that everyone needs access to immediate and quality care. If we continue to leave out entire sections of our population, the remainder of us will be all the more vulnerable and have to cover the costs. My opponent has consistently voted against Medicaid expansion bills in the legislature. Without a viable alternative, which opponents have yet to come up with, we need to work with the best alternatives that we have. Local health providers RiverStone, St. Vincent’s Healthcare and Beartooth Billings Clinic are already financially challenged to provide local services. We can’t afford to erode their funding.

Ag Economy

Federal trade wars and tariffs have stressed our local farmers and ranchers. We need to assist them on the state level as much as possible.

Education

Public education is our great equalizer. Not only are public schools the heartbeat of our rural communities, but they provide a broad basis to all children to learn to think critically and create in a challenging world. Efforts to support private schools that would reduce state revenue will erode already-stressed funding for public schools, particularly rural schools whose funding is based on attendance. I’m dismayed about the recent federal proposal to cut funding to rural schools, which don’t have the resources of urban schools.

Public Lands

No one knows better than we do how important our access to public lands is for hunting and recreation. You shouldn’t have to be a billionaire to have that. Proposals to shift control over current public lands into private hands would only erode public access. No one’s making any new land, as the saying goes. We need to preserve what public land we have.

Infrastructure

Rural areas like ours will continue to face huge bills for water and sewer upgrades as well as road and bridge repairs. We need a strong advocate for our rural communities to see that we get our fair share of available funds.

Social Services

A significant portion of our rural population—the elderly and poor among them—have lost local access to government programs whose funding was cut during the last legislative sessions. Not only did we lose services, which went to urban areas, but we lost jobs, neighbors, and tenants, a blow to our rural economies. I vow to support efforts to reverse this.


We need people like Betsy working for us!

Chris Mullaney


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