Democrats Cooney, Williams square off at Billings debate for Montana governor

The two Democrats with their eyes on Montana’s governor’s office took to the stage Wednesday night at MSU-Billings.

Lt. Governor Mike Cooney and businesswoman Whitney Williams will face each other in the June 2 primary, but Wednesday night they faced the crowd and answered questions on a number of topics important to Montanans, including healthcare access, education funding jobs and the economy.

On the healthcare front, both governor hopefuls warned that Montana’s expanded Medicaid program is at risk.