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Sally Mauk: Welcome to Campaign Beat, our weekly political analysis program. I'm Sally Mauk and I'm joined by University of Montana Political Science Professor Rob Saldin and Veteran Capitol Reporter Chuck Johnson.

Ads from Montanans Against Tax Hikes and Healthy Montana about I-185.
Montana Public Radio


I-185, the state ballot measure that would raise tobacco taxes in order to continue Montana’s Medicaid expansion, has state lawmakers from both parties concerned. 

Evening Newscast 09-28-18

Sep 28, 2018

Montana Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester said today he'll vote against confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

An inmate at the Crossroads Correctional Center in Shelby has been hospitalized after being found unresponsive with injuries that Montana officials say are consistent with an assault.

Glacier National Park is preparing for the winter closure next month of its main thoroughfare.

Late Friday morning Montana Democratic Senator Jon Tester announced his decision to oppose the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Here's the press release in its entirety:

"(Big Sandy, Mont.)—U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced he will vote against the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the nominee to serve a lifetime appointment on the United States Supreme Court.

Sunset over the seawall in Shishmaref, Alaska.
Nick Mott

Montana Public Radio is launching season two of Threshold, the podcast and radio show we sponsor that tackles one pressing environmental issue each season. Season one explored the story of the American bison and asked if and how we could ever have wild, free-roaming bison again.

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