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State of the State

James Bradley / UM Legislative News

Greg Gianforte gave his first State of the State address Thursday night before the 67th Montana Legislature. Gianforte continued to outline his campaign promises to cut taxes, reduce regulations and move the state forward amid the pandemic and on policy blocked under previous Democratic governors.

Gov. Steve Bullock.
Corin Cates-Carney / MTPR

Publicly funded preschool is again up for debate in the state Legislature. Gov. Steve Bullock is pushing for more than $20 million to fund optional public pre-k for 4-year-olds. Bullock is also asking for $8 million to pay for preschool for Head Start programs and private providers.

This is the last chance for Bullock to pass one of the top priorities of his administration before he terms out of office in 2020.

Watch Live: State Of The State Address 2017

Jan 24, 2017
Montana Capitol.
William Marcus / Montana Public Radio

MontanaPBS provides live coverage and analysis of Governor Steve Bullock's State of the State Address. This speech, delivered before the joint chambers of the Montana Legislature, comes at the beginning of the governor's second term. The live coverage will include a response from the Montana Republican Party, interviews with lawmakers and analysis.

Tune in right here for MontanaPBS coverage of Governor Bullock's 2017 State of the State Address. The speech is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24.

Chuck Johnson, Sally Mauk and Mike Dennison
Eliza Wiley

This week on Capitol talk, Sally, Chuck and Mike deconstruct the State of the State address and discuss how different philosophies on the role of government are affecting policy discussions at the Montana Legislature. From Medicaid expansion to bonding for infrastructure, to the debate over tax cuts vs. a surplus, these philosophical differences are behind many conflicts at the legislature.

Listen To The 2015 State Of The State Address

Jan 27, 2015
Montana Capitol
William Marcus

Listen to Wednesday's State of the State address and the Republican response.

Gov. Steve Bullock addressed the people of Montana and the the legislature on Jan 28 in Helena. Sen. Eric Moore gave the Republican Response.

Analysis from Sally Mauk, MTPR's Senior News Analyst and Christopher Muste, Professor of Political Science at the University of Montana follows each speech.

Just want to hear the analysis segments? Listen below.