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Capitol Connections: Pre-K/Special Education And Senate President

The Montana State Capitol building in Helena.
Jackie Yamanaka
Yellowstone Public Radio

The pace is picking up at the Montana Legislature. A Senate committee has begun its work on the state’s main budget bill, less than a week after receiving it from the House.

Welcome to Capitol Connections. I’m Jackie Yamanaka. This week, we’ll check in with Senate President Scott Sales, but first an update on funding for early childhood and special education.

Legislative Services

Rep. Kathy Kelker, D-Billings, talks about her bill to provide grants for Pre-K education and her efforts for special education funding.

(MUSIC: Sesame Street Beat – Sesame Street (Hip Hop Instrumental) by War Label Beats, published on YouTube July 11, 2014,)

Senate President Scott Sales, R-Bozeman, discusses the state budget now that the Senate Finance and Claims Committee is hearing House Bill 2. Sales also talks about whether this Legislative session may end early.

Our theme music is courtesy of the Alex Nauman Trio.

Capitol Connections is a production of YPR news.