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 Medicaid, water compact, pay raises and pensions

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 fate of Medicaid expansion, the Flathead Water Compact, and state pay raises and pensions…

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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Sally, Chuck and Mike talk lapel pins, raises and rifles tonight on “Capitol Talk”

Johnson, Mauk & DennisonSMALLIn this edition of “Capitol Talk”, our weekly legislative analysis program, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Lee newspaper reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison about university funding, K-12 funding, state worker raises and pensions, a state rifle – and the new governor’s upcoming “State of the State:” address…