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'Capitol Talk': Quist's Financial Woes, Tax Increases Advance At The Legislature

Mar 31, 2017

Congressional candidate Rob Quist is dealing with a flurry of bad press over his financial issues. Meanwhile, his opponent Greg Gianforte is laying low and raising more money than Quist. The vote by mail bill for the special election was killed by in the Montana Legislature where debates over bathrooms, taxes, and more are heating up as the session approaches its end date. Sally Mauk, Chuck Johnson and Rob Saldin dig in to this week's Montana politics news on "Capitol Talk."

[Correction: The headline has been updated to correct an error. Tax increases have advanced, but have yet to clear the Legislature. A gas tax increase has passed in the House. The Senate has passed a tax on cigarettes and e-cigarettes. Both bills await further action. We regret the error.]

"Capitol Talk" is MTPR's weekly legislative news and analysis program. MTPR Senior News Analyst Sally Mauk is joined by veteran Capitol Reporter Chuck Johnson of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and UM Political Science Professor Rob Saldin.

Tune in to "Capitol Talk" online, or on your radio at 6:35 p.m. every Friday during the session, and again on Sunday at 11:00 a.m.