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Capitol Connections
coverage of the 2015 Montana Legislature

Wednesdays at 6:30pm
hosted and produced by Jackie Yamanaka

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MT CapitolCapitol Connections is a weekly update from the 64th Montana Legislature, hosted and produced by YPR News Director Jackie Yamanaka.

Each week, legislators, elected officials, state officials, and others join Jackie to talk about key legislation and current issues before the Montana Legislature. Capitol Connections supplements Jackie's daily news coverage from the Capitol with additional depth, substance, and perspective through interviews and other audio from the floors of both houses, committee meetings, and anywhere else the business of the Legislature is conducted.

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Theme music for Capitol Connections uses a portion of the song "The Spock" by Alex Nauman Trio from the album Loud Lullabies

Find out more about how the public can monitor and participate in the 2015 Legislative Session

Upcoming Programs

February 25
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Governor Steve Bullock talks about the Republican proposal to cut taxes (HB 166) and fund infrastructure, including HB 402, SB 353, and SB 354. Speaker of the House Austin Knudsen discusses his bill to fund infrastructure in Eastern Montana (HB 402).

Audio Archive

February 18
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Coming up on Capitol Connections:  a package of 5 bills is working its way through the Legislature to address the mental health crisis in Montana. Representative Ron Ehli discusses the intent of these bills.  Then, Representative Art Wittich talks about the GOP’s alternative to Medicaid expansion. Capitol Connections:  Wednesday evening at 6:30. 

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DOCUMENT: Big Sky Health - Combo Bills & Talkers

February 11
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Republican Representative Christy Clark is working to save her hospital in Choteau. She talks about the pressure she’s facing from Americans for Prosperity Montana, a conservative lobbying group, over the debate on Medicaid expansion. Then Susan Byorth Fox talks about the Shuttle that’s alleviating parking around the Capitol and makes it easier for the public to observe and testify.

mp3 chickletYPR will maintain a complete archive of What's Happening in Helena, available as on-demand, streaming audio as MP3 files encoded at 96kbps.

February 4
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Rep. Kim Dudik (D-Missoula) talks about revising human trafficking laws and Sen. Diane Sands (D-Missoula) discusses her pay equity bill.

January 28
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Senator Bruce Tutvedt (R-Kalispell), Chairman of the Senate Taxation Committee, discusses why he thinks it's important that lawmakers adopt revenue estimates. Also, Representative Tom Jacobson (D-Great Falls) talks about why he thinks Montana voters should decide if we create an oil and gas trust fund.

January 21
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This week, Rep. Jeff Welborn (D-Dillion) discusses House Bill 5, also known as Build Montana. Then, Rep. Jenny Eck (D-Helena) talks about two bills she's sponsoring seeking to revise the Board of Pardons and Parole.

January 14
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Speaker of the House Austin Knudsen and House Democratic Leader Chuck Hunter discuss the first week of the legislative session.

January 7
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Gov. Steve Bullock discusses his legislative priorities, and Montana's first female Senate President in 126 years—Sen. Debby Barrett (R-Dillon).


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