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.
  • David “Doc” Moore (R): Disagree
    • Most small businesses could not afford this benefit.
  • Mark Thane (D): Agree
    • While Family Medical Leave covers many of those employed in Montana, paid leave is critical to “level the playing field” for all of those employed in the state.
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?
  • David “Doc” Moore (R): Yes
  • Mark Thane (D): Yes
    • Previous reductions to the Department of Public Health and Human Services have resulted in our first responders (police/EMTs) and our hospital emergency rooms dealing with those impacted by mental health needs in a reactive manner, rather than proactively case managing the needs of those individuals. Treatment/case management for those with mental health, drug or alcohol issues is certainly preferable to dealing with those issues through the criminal justice system.
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.
  • David “Doc” Moore (R): Agree
  • Mark Thane (D): Agree
    • Medicaid expansion has been critical to providing quality care for thousands of Montanans. Assistance for those in need through social safety nets enhances the quality of life for many Montana families and is especially critical for the health and development of children.
4) Would you vote to continue Montana’s crucial Medicaid expansion, without barriers to access such as work requirements or increasing premiums?
  • David “Doc” Moore (R): Yes
  • Mark Thane (D): Agree
5) Do you support or oppose tribal governments receiving the same property tax exemption as non-tribal government?
  • David “Doc” Moore (R): Oppose
  • Mark Thane (D): Support
6) Would you vote for any bills restricting a woman’s ability to make her own healthcare decisions in consultation with her doctor?
  • David “Doc” Moore (R): No
    • Look at my voting record on this issue.
  • Mark Thane (D): No
7) Hanna’s Act (HB 21) and other MMIW policies need increased investment and statutory funding in order to have meaningful impacts.
  • David “Doc” Moore (R): Agree
  • Mark Thane (D): Agree
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?
  • David “Doc” Moore (R): Yes
  • Mark Thane (D): Yes
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.
  • David “Doc” Moore (R): Agree
  • Mark Thane (D): Agree