Republican infighting, Democrat wins and the new Senate race

Johnson, Mauk & Dennison 3SMALLTonight on “Capitol Talk”, our weekly legislative analysis program, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Lee newspaper reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison about the growing split in the Republican party, who won and lost what in this legislative session, and the week’s political stunner: Senator Baucus’s decision not to seek re-election…

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Who’s winning and losing as the legislature winds down

Johnson, Mauk & Dennison 3SMALLTonight on “Capitol Talk”, our weekly legislative analysis program, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Lee newspaper reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison about where all the big-ticket items stand a week before adjournment: the budget, Medicaid expansion, state workers’ pay raises and pensions –  and school funding. They also discuss the unlikely hero of the session for gay rights supporters….

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.

Chuck, Sally and Mike talk pay, pensions, family planning and Medicaid

Johnson, Mauk & Dennison 3SMALLTonight on “Capitol Talk”, our weekly legislative analysis program, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Lee newspaper reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison about state workers’ pay raises and pensions, the rejection of federal family planning money, and the governor’s Medicaid expansion bill….

Chuck, Sally and Mike talk gay rights, gun rights and good deeds

Johnson, Mauk & Dennison 3SMALLTonight on “Capitol Talk”, our weekly legislative analysis program, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Lee newspaper reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison about gay rights, tax credits, hiring preferences, capital punishment, gun rights – and a good deed that did not go unnoticed…

Sally, Chuck and Mike talk gauntlets, golf courses and transparency

Johnson, Mauk & Dennison 3SMALLTonight on “Capitol Talk”, our weekly legislative analysis program, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Lee newspaper reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison about the governor’s challenge to Republicans in his State of the State address, the Republican response, campaign finance reform, the flap over where to locate the new Missoula College, the state’s new “transparency” website, and ahem,  office Super Bowl pools…

Analysis of the State of the State address and Republican response

bullock stateGovernor Steve Bullock’s State of the State address this week covered a lot of ground – everything from manners to Medicaid. News Director Sally Mauk and University of Montana professors Christopher Muste and Dennis Swibold provided live analysis of the governor’s talk – plus analysis of Representative Austin Knudsen’s Republican response…Here’s what they had to say about both the delivery and the content…

(photo by Jackie Yamanaka)

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