Montana is ranked #3 in suicide rates in the nation. Individuals from ages 11 to 24 commit suicide in Montana at a rate three times higher than the national level. If elected Catherine Scott will push to re-implement the Suicide Mortality Review Board as well as increase funding to prevention and resiliency programs.
In 2017, the Montana Legislature significantly cut public health resources and funding leaving many Montana communities without necessary health services. If elected, Catherine Scott will ensure the funding for public health is re-establish and will protect Medicaid expansion for Montanans.
Having oversight and enforcement capabilities for government misappropriation of monies, failure to adhere to professional standards, and failure to perform duties is critical in ensuring that the public interest is upheld. If elected Catherine Scott will push to ensure independent oversight boards are empowered to do their jobs to protect the public interest.
Infrastructure is a central component in growing Montana's economy and keeping Montanan's healthy. If elected Catherine Scott will push to protect our drinking water, to upgrade systems for waste water, to upgrade the aging main power control, to expand broadband, to develop public transport, and to maintain adequate roadways.
If elected Catherine Scott will push to protect Montanan's right to access public land and to stand against any public land grabs by private interests. Outdoor activists, hunters, and anglers should expect nothing less from their elected official.
If elected Catherine Scott will push for comprehensive background checks on the sale of firearms. Catherine Scott will push for red flag laws designed to protect the public.
If elected Catherine Scott will protect public funding for public schools. Catherine Scott will push to get the necessary resources for teachers in their classrooms, protect teachers retirement, and push for additional teaching assistants in schools. Catherine Scott will push to broaden on-line learning resources.
If elected Catherine Scott will push to expand Montana's workforce, to develop affordable housing, to promote family policies, to highlight Montana's cultural diversity, and to work with small businesses for growth and prosperity.
Catherine Scott for Montana Senate District 40
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