Sally and Mike talk tax cuts, Medicaid, abortion, assisted suicide and what’s next….

Johnson, Mauk & Dennison 3SMALL

Tonight on “Capitol Talk”, our weekly legislative analysis program, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Lee newspaper reporter Mike Dennison about tax cuts, Medicaid expansion, abortion, assisted suicide – and what happens next in the second half of the legislative session…

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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…

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Sally Mauk talks taxes, spending and gun control with Congressman-elect Steve Daines…

Steve Daines    Montana’s new Congressman, Bozeman Republican Steve Daines, will be sworn in January 3rd. It’s likely he’ll be dealing with the “fiscal cliff” issue right off the bat. In this feature interview, Daines talks with News Director Sally Mauk about what he sees as necessary to reach a bipartisan agreement. They also talk about another hot issue the new Congress will be debating: gun control….

Sally Mauk talks with Republican U.S. House candidate Steve Daines…

Republican businessman Steve Daines of Bozeman has led the race for the U.S. House both in fundraising and in the polls, but he’s not taking anything for granted. The former executive of RightNow Technologies emphasizes his business experience. In this feature interview, he talks with News Director Sally Mauk about everything from creationism to climate change…

 

Sally Mauk talks with U.S. House democratic candidate Kim Gillan….

    Billings state legislator Kim Gillan hopes she can reclaim Montana’s lone seat in the U.S. House for Democrats – but she faces an uphill battle against the better-funded campaign of Bozeman Republican businessman Steve Daines. In this feature interview, Gillan talks with News Director Sally Mauk about her hopes for Montana’s future, which include more development of the state’s natural resources…

Senator Jon Tester

Sen Jon Tester

Senator Jon Tester stopped by the studios of Montana Public Radio today. In this feature interview with reporter Edward O’Brien, Tester weighs in on campaign finance, President Obama’s newly announced initiative to extend tax cuts for the middle class – and availability of resources should Montana’s young fire season really take off