Legislative priorities, gay marriage and guns – a conversation with Governor Steve Bullock

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Democratic Governor Steve Bullock is starting his fourth month in office, and navigating a Republican-dominated legislature. In this feature interview, the governor sits down with News Director Sally Mauk to talk about his legislative priorities – from Medicaid expansion to pay raises for state workers. He also discusses how he feels about gay marriage – and  universal background checks for gun-buyers. IMG_3417
Although the governor’s proposals to expand Medicaid to cover 70,000 low income Montanans have been tabled in both the House and Senate, he thinks the fight for that expansion is far from over.

Sally Mauk gets Inaugural reaction from gay rights advocate Kris Hermanns…

Kris HermannsPresident Obama’s Inauguration speech yesterday made history in more ways than one; it was the first time a president came out in support of gay rights and gay marriage at an Inauguration. Kris Hermanns is Executive Director of the Pride Foundation, a Seattle-based gay rights advocacy organization for the Pacific Northwest. Hermanns is currently in Montana, meeting with local gay rights activists. In tonight’s feature interview, she tells News Director Sally Mauk that the president’s Inaugural remarks caught her by surprise –

Campaign Beat June 15 – Sally, Mike and Chuck talk about the state party conventions…

Sally Mauk and Mike Dennison taping “Campaign Beat”

In this edition of “Campaign Beat”, our weekly political analysis program, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Lee newspaper reporters Mike Dennison and Chuck Johnson about the state party conventions being held this week in Helena and Missoula – and they examine the latest TV ads in the U.S. Senate race…

Sally Mauk talks with democratic U.S. House candidate Franke Wilmer

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Montana State University professor of international relations Franke Wilmer thinks her life experience as a single mom who had to work her way through college is a good credential for moving from the state legislature to the U.S. House. In this feature interview, the Bozeman democrat talks with News Director Sally Mauk about her pledge to “restore the American dream” if elected…

 

Sally Mauk talks with Democratic U.S. House candidate Diane Smith

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Whitefish entrepreneur Diane Smith is one of seven Democrats vying to be their party’s nominee for Montana’s one seat in the U.S. House. In this feature interview with News Director Sally Mauk, Smith talks about why she’s running, and where she stands on everything from economic development to gay marriage…