State of Montana Archives: on Families & Children

Steve Bullock: Don't cut workers from Child and Family Services Division

It doesn't make sense to me that you have proposed to cut workers from our Child and Family Services Division--the people on the front lines of helping kids in harm's way; or that you would propose to slash the funding to community nursing homes, that care for those depending on our help.

It also doesn't make sense to me, or to most Montanans, that someone making $9 dollars an hour pays the same tax rate as someone making $250 dollars an hour--especially when the alternative is to cut vital services for our citizens. Increasing the top tax rate for any income over a half a million dollars, and other modest revenue proposals before you, are fair. I ask that you give them fair consideration--and then pass them.

Source: 2017 State of the State address to Montana Legislature Jan 24, 2017

Steve Bullock: Unemployment benefits to victims of domestic violence

Last year, Bullock sent three proposals to the state legislature to help address wage inequities, but only one of those bills made into law. That law extended unemployment insurance benefits to victims of domestic violence.

The legislature, however, voted down legislation that would have allowed workers to discuss salaries without repercussions from their employer.

Bullock wants employers to take a hard look at what they pay employees, and to make sure that women are being paid the same as men for comparable work. "When working women prosper, overall, families prosper," the governor said..

Source: The Missoulian on 2016 Montana Gubernatorial race Mar 11, 2016

Ryan Zinke: Prepare kids for tomorrow with family values of grandparents

Promoting Conservative Family Values: My grandmother worked her way through college and became a school teacher at a one room school near Richey, MT. My grandfather helped construct the Fort Peck dam. Their example taught me the value of hard work and gave me the family values I now have. I believe that parents deserve to make the best decisions for their children. I believe we must prepare our children for tomorrow with the family values of my grandparents.
Source: 2014 Montana House campaign website, Nov 4, 2014

Sam Rankin: Family is one pillar of society

We need to re-establish the pillars that support a great society. I happen to believe "family" is one of those pillars. That means encouraging what has been shown to produce a high proportion of productive citizens; intact two-parent (protector or guardian) families.
Source: 2012 Montana House campaign website, Oct 14, 2011

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