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Montana Lowdown

Montana Free Press founder and editor John S. Adams interviews newsmakers on the hottest topics and issues in American's Last Best Place. 

Apr 30, 2019

Reps. Llew Jones and Nancy Ballance are arguably two of the most influential lawmakers in the Montana Legislature. 

Their admirers see them as pragmatic problem-solvers committed to finding bipartisan solutions to issues facing the state. 

Their detractors say they are central figures in a group of "Republicans in name only," who are too quick to side with Democrats to pass policy and budget proposals that deviate from conservative principles. 

A day after the session ended, Jones and Ballance gave their perspective on what they achieved and didn't achieve in the 2019 Legislature.