1) The state should mandate paid family and medical leave and paid sick days so workers don’t have to choose between taking care of themselves or their families and their job security.
  • Loni Conley (D): Agree
    • But not sure how to find it yet.
  • Kathy Whitman (R): Did not respond
2) Do you support alternative approaches to our criminal justice system that decrease incarceration, including but not limited to investment in mental health care and drug treatment?
  • Loni Conley (D): Yes
    • Absolutely. I am an addictions and mental health nurse. These services are vital.
  • Kathy Whitman (R): Did not respond
3) Government should create and maintain a robust social safety net – including SNAP, TANF, housing assistance, and Medicaid, among others – so those most in need don’t fall through the cracks.
  • Loni Conley (D): Agree
  • Kathy Whitman (R): Did not respond
4) Would you vote to continue Montana’s crucial Medicaid expansion, without barriers to access such as work requirements or increasing premiums?
  • Loni Conley (D): Yes
    • Medicaid expansion provided health insurance for my children when I was unable to afford it.
  • Kathy Whitman (R): Did not respond
5) Do you support or oppose tribal governments receiving the same property tax exemption as non-tribal government?
  • Loni Conley (D): Support
  • Kathy Whitman (R): Did not respond
6) Would you vote for any bills restricting a woman’s ability to make her own healthcare decisions in consultation with her doctor?
  • Loni Conley (D): No
  • Kathy Whitman (R): Did not respond
7) Hanna’s Act (HB 21) and other MMIW policies need increased investment and statutory funding in order to have meaningful impacts.
  • Loni Conley (D): Agree
  • Kathy Whitman (R): Did not respond
8) Would you vote to add sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression as protected classes under the MT Human Rights Act (MHRA), ensuring that all Montanans have the same access to legal protections in their workplace, housing, and public accommodations?
  • Loni Conley (D): Yes
  • Kathy Whitman (R): Did not respond
9) In order to fully invest in communities and infrastructure, Montana should raise revenue by closing tax loopholes and ensuring that everyone is paying their fair share.
  • Loni Conley (D): Agree
  • Kathy Whitman (R): Did not respond