Major Legislative Accomplishments :

  • 20-year Retirement Plan for county sheriffs, deputies, and detention officers
  • Revised method of payment for County Attorneys
  • Establishment of the Breast and Cervical Health Program
  • Significant increase in funding for Mental Health, Tobacco Prevention, and other healthcare services
  • Restoration of state funding for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Montana
  • Passage of a partial Mental Health insurance parity mandate
  • Establishment of statewide library databases

Other Notable Accomplishments:

  • Collaboration with a coalition of healthcare stakeholders to pass two major ballot initiatives
  • Have worked with other states to plan and implement several regional conventions