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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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A contentious legislative session ends. Will it mark a turning point in Montana politics?

Republican lawmakers say they delivered for Montanans. Democrats say they kept a lot of bad things off the books. The... more

06 May 2023 · 14 minutes
The Legislature makes the national news again and the mood at the Capitol turns sour

Republicans ban a trans lawmaker from the House floor, putting Montana in the national news spotlight. Meanwhile, much work remains... more

29 Apr 2023 · 13 minutes
Citing decorum, Republicans shut down transgender lawmaker; 'Jungle primary' bill fails

Republicans try to silence transgender lawmaker Zooey Zephyr. Anti-trans bills are on their way to becoming law. Lawmakers table a... more

22 Apr 2023 · 13 minutes
Anti-abortion bills sail through the Legislature; Consequences vs. discrimination

Abortion in Montana could be severely limited if a slew of bills headed to the governor's desk become law. Montana's... more

15 Apr 2023 · 14 minutes
Republicans try to tilt the scales in the Senate race, constitutional amendments stall

Rosendale attends Trump's post-arraignment event. Republican leaders want to change election rules — but only in one race. Many Cascade... more

07 Apr 2023 · 14 minutes
Capitol Talk: Satanism enters the chat and it's déjà vu on gun laws

Congressional opponents of a ban on assault weapons, including Montana Sen. Jon Tester, aren't swayed by another school shooting. Neither... more

01 Apr 2023 · 13 minutes
Republicans own the budget — for better or worse; Arntzen gets an earful; Anti-trans bills advance

There aren't many Democratic fingerprints on the budget passed by the House. Montana's Legislature is just one of several targeting... more

25 Mar 2023 · 13 minutes
Lawmakers talk constitutional changes, abortion lawsuits and 'sex'

Montana's A.G. threatens to sue Walgreens over the abortion pill. The 2024 ballot could include a slew of proposed constitutional... more

18 Mar 2023 · 13 minutes
Chuck Johnson's impact; Rosendale & white supremacists; Who will challenge Tester?

The Capitol Talk team remembers a dear colleague. Rep. Rosendale keeps hanging out with some bad guys. The Legislature buckles... more

11 Mar 2023 · 13 minutes
Budget bills await governor's signature; Lawmakers look to weaken the judiciary

The Governor celebrates a major win midway through the legislative session. Democrats hope to fend off attempts to weaken the... more

04 Mar 2023 · 13 minutes
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