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Former Republican MT Governor:
Judy Martz on the Issues

Judy Martz on Abortion

No stance on record.

Judy Martz on Budget & Economy

  • Diversify the economy; expand job market. (Jan 2001)
  • Protected transition to competitive energy prices in 2002. (Jan 2001)
  • Teach businesses about venture capital, to create jobs. (Jan 2001)
  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)

Judy Martz on Civil Rights

  • Return human remains to Indian nations. (Jan 2001)
  • Support principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment. (Feb 2001)

Judy Martz on Corporations

No stance on record.

Judy Martz on Crime

  • After 100 years, we have enough prison cells, for now. (Jan 2001)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
  • Zero tolerance for violence against government employees. (Aug 2001)

Judy Martz on Drugs

  • States should make drug policy, not feds. (Aug 2001)

Judy Martz on Education

  • More spending; more accountability via testing. (Jan 2001)
  • 3-Rs of education: recruit, retain, & reward teachers. (Jan 2001)

Judy Martz on Energy & Oil

  • More energy plants; diversify sources; include renewables. (Jan 2001)
  • Federal tax incentives for energy, with state decisions. (Aug 2001)

Judy Martz on Environment

  • Stewardship belongs with the states. (Jan 2001)
  • Government duty to protect species & water. (Jan 2001)
  • More state autonomy on brownfields & Superfund cleanups. (Aug 2001)
  • Support State Revolving Loan Fund for flexible Clean Water. (Aug 2001)
  • Focus on prevention and states for Endangered Species. (Aug 2001)
  • Collaborative, incentive driven, locally-based solutions. (Aug 2001)
  • Apply "Good Samaritan" rules to abandoned mine cleanup. (Aug 2001)
  • State primacy over water quantity & quality issues. (Aug 2001)

Judy Martz on Families & Children

  • Encourage fathers' participation in child-raising. (Sep 2001)
  • Federal funds & state involvement in fatherhood initiatives. (Aug 2001)

Judy Martz on Foreign Policy

No stance on record.

Judy Martz on Free Trade

  • Trade as “sister-states” in Japan, China, & Taiwan. (Jan 2001)

Judy Martz on Government Reform

  • Reforms must respect state's rights to select electors. (Aug 2001)

Judy Martz on Gun Control

No stance on record.

Judy Martz on Health Care

  • Insured 10,000 kids under CHIPs; aim for 20,000. (Jan 2001)
  • No federal pre-emption of employee health plan regulation. (Oct 2001)
  • More federal funding for rural health services. (Aug 2001)

Judy Martz on Homeland Security

No stance on record.

Judy Martz on Immigration

  • Share costs of legal immigration between states & federal. (Feb 2001)
  • Federal government should deal with criminal repatriation. (Feb 2001)

Judy Martz on Jobs

  • Invest in Agricultural Product Promotion. (Jan 2001)
  • Create block grants for Agricultural Stewardship. (Aug 2001)

Judy Martz on Local Issues

No stance on record.

Judy Martz on Principles & Values

  • Member, National Governors Association/Economic Development. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of Republican Governors Association. (Aug 2001)
  • Member of the Western Governors' Association. (Aug 2001)

Judy Martz on Social Security

  • Maintain long-term solvency of Social Security and Medicare. (Aug 2001)

Judy Martz on Tax Reform

  • No tax increase without voter referendum. (Jan 2001)

Judy Martz on War & Peace

  • Deal with terrorism as a joint federal-state responsibility. (Feb 2001)
  • Include states in anti-terrorism planning. (Sep 2001)
  • Study terrorist threats against nuclear waste repositories. (Aug 2001)

Judy Martz on Welfare & Poverty

  • Maintain federal Social Services Block Grant funding. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain flexibility & funding levels for TANF block grants. (Sep 2001)