Few lawmakers in the capitol have as much legislative experience as Butte Democratic Sen. Jon Sesso. In a wide-ranging interview, Sesso reflects on his 16 years serving in the House and Senate and explains why he thinks finding the middle ground is the way to advance Democratic priorities.
Longtime conservative lawmaker weighs-in on the “solutions caucus,” the budget process, and the influential state representative from Conrad.
Copper made Butte the “Richest Hill,” and its also the reason the historic city is home to the nation’s largest Superfund site. Hosted by Montana Public Radio report Nora Saks, and set in what was once the copper mining capital of the world, Montana Public Radio’s “Richest Hill” podcast explores Butte’s history, culture and environmental calamity.
In a special two-part Montana Lowdown podcast, Colstrip Republican Sen. Duane Ankney and Montana Environmental Information Center lobbyist Anne Hedges make their cases for and against one of the most significant bills to emerge during the 2019 Legislature.
MT Lowdown Podcast: Gov. Steve Bullock looks back on his political career, discusses legislative priorities, and discusses 2020
In a wide-ranging interview, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock continued to express interest in potentially joining the ever-growing list of 2020 Democratic hopefuls, but said he has more pressing priorities to address first.
Medicaid expansion is going to be one of the most hotly debated issues the 2019 Montana Legislature will tackle this session, and Rep. Mary Caferro, D-Helena, and Rep. Ed Buttrey, R-Great Falls, will play critical roles in determining the final outcome.
Sen. Steve Fitzpatrick’s efforts to reform the laws governing county central committees is another battlefront in the longstanding struggle for the heart and soul of the Montana Republican Party.
In a Montana Lowdown podcast extra, Chuck Johnson reflects on the life and legacy of legendary Hi-Line lawmaker Francis Bardanouve.
Retired Lee Newspapers capitol bureau chief Chuck Johnson discusses the current state of journalism, the “gross abuse” of the legislative process over the past few legislative sessions, and the untold news stories he hopes to read about in the coming months.