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Capitol Talk
Capitol Talk
Sally Mauk

Get a recap of this week's action at the Montana Legislature with news and analysis from Sally Mauk, Rob Saldin and Holly... more

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Gianforte trumpets economic growth; Democrats focus on the housing crisis

In his State of the State Address, Gov. Gianforte said Montana's economy is coming up roses, but Democrats found plenty... more

28 Jan 2023 · 13 minutes
The downsides of a citizen legislature; Tax bill drama; Abortion bill is likely headed to court

A lawmaker's resignation highlights the downside of Montana’s part-time legislature. The governor’s tax relief proposals face some bipartisan opposition. And... more

21 Jan 2023 · 14 minutes
Rosendale goes viral and Republicans set their sights on abortion & Medicaid

Rep. Rosendale refuses a call from Trump. State Sen. Regier withdraws a resolution Native Americans found insulting. Rep. Zinke warns... more

14 Jan 2023 · 13 minutes
Week 1 shows Republicans' competing visions. What to do with an extra $2 billion?

Republican legislators in Montana appear as divided as their counterparts in Congress. Rep. Matt Rosendale gets the spotlight in the... more

07 Jan 2023 · 14 minutes
Capitol Talk: 2021 Legislature Recap

The 2021 Legislature produced a balanced budget with a slight spending increase, some new restrictions on abortion, a fight with... more

01 May 2021 · 13 minutes
New Voting Laws Face Legal Challenges As Legislature-Supreme Court Standoff Continues

The dispute between Republican legislative leadership and the state Supreme Court will likely continue after the legislative session ends. This... more

24 Apr 2021 · 13 minutes
Capitol Talk: Subpoena Standoff, COVID At The Capitol And 'Vaccine Passports'

COVID leads to the cancellation of floor sessions at the Legislature as the Republican leaders are in a subpoena standoff... more

17 Apr 2021 · 13 minutes
Legislature Acts On First Amendment Bill, Marijuana Legalization And Colstrip Guarantees

Gov. Gianforte is one of Montana's new cases of COVID. The marijuana bills are now in the Senate's lap. The... more

10 Apr 2021 · 13 minutes
Native Voting Bill Killed, Restrictions On Transgender Athletes Could Be Costly

The "beast bill" heads to the Senate. The attorney general sues over restrictions on the use of federal COVID relief... more

02 Apr 2021 · 13 minutes
Capitol Talk: Beasts, Budgets And Voting Rights

Gov. Greg Gianforte makes headlines after trapping a Yellowstone wolf — while bills targeting wolves head toward passage. Republican lawmakers... more

27 Mar 2021 · 12 minutes
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