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Equal Time

In an effort to educate voters about more statewide races, MontanaPBS is offering candidates unedited time to respond to questions related to their office. For each of these races, three questions were presented to the candidates. Their responses will be broadcast on MontanaPBS and available here on the website. The answers can help voters make important decisions on the races that don't receive as much media attention.

In this edition of Equal Time, Supreme Court Justice candidates Laurie McKinnon and Ed Sheehy are given unedited time to respond to a question related to their office. The question is: Given the prominence of popular sovereignty in the Montana Declaration of Rights, and the ease with which people can amend it by initiative and […]


In this edition of Equal Time, Supreme Court Justice candidates Laurie McKinnon and Ed Sheehy are given unedited time to respond to a question related to their office. The question is: Do you believe the Montana Constitution ever requires trade-offs between rights, likes property rights and the clean and healthful environment, or freedom of religion […]


In this edition of Equal Time, Superintendent of Public Instruction candidates Denise Juneau and Sandy Welch are given unedited time to respond to a question related to their office. The question is: What is the best approach for Montana in balancing federal requirements in education with local control of public schooling?


In this edition of Equal Time, Superintendent of Public Instruction candidates Denise Juneau and Sandy Welch are given unedited time to respond to a question related to their office. The question is: Do you support using student achievement as part of the evaluation of a teacher’s performance?


In this edition of Equal Time, Superintendent of Public Instruction candidates Denise Juneau and Sandy Welch are given unedited time to respond to a question related to their office. The question is: Should the Office of Public Instruction develop assessment policies to assure minimum competency in subjects such as math and reading for home schooled […]