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'Capitol Talk' Looks At Spending Disputes At The State Legislature

Jan 16, 2015

This week on "Capitol Talk:" disagreement over how much money to spend and what to spend it on is at the core of many political disputes at the Montana Legislature.

Both parties agree on the need to improve mental health services, but that's where the agreement ends.

The conflict over state employee pay continues from the last legislative session.

Infrastructure spending: to pay cash or to bond?

The Flathead water compact promises to be controversial again this session.

Sally, Mike, and Chuck also talk about the passing of Keith Colbo who played many valuable roles in Montana government over the years.

"Capitol Talk," our weekly legislative news and analysis program, appears on Fridays throughout the legislative session. MTPR's Sally Mauk is joined by Lee Newspapers reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison.