Worker retraining will continue to be important to our changing economy. As a state and nation, we must adequately and fairly fund our public schools and make sure students can obtain the grants and loans they need to attend college.
Local, small businesses provide most of our jobs, goods and services. Montanans want to buy local. I am working for fair tax policies for small businesses. I support the tax credits that are helping more small business people provide health insurance for their employees and themselves. I support Montana tax credits that have allowed important businesses to develop in Montana. Historic preservation, evergy efficiency, alternative energy, and film-related businesses have been supported and are among the local, small businesses providing jobs around our state.
We have work to do on our roads, bridges, and public infrastructure. We're rehabilitating areas of Montana damaged by mining like the Clark Fork River corridor providing jobs and cleaner resources for us all. I support public-private partnerships which are essential to a strong Montana economy.