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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. 

Jan 28, 2019

Most lawmakers in Helena agree that improving and upgrading water systems, schools, and public buildings are good investments for the state and put people to work.

But despite bipartisan support for infrastructure, it’s been nearly a decade since a bonding bill to pay for it has made it past the governor’s...

Jan 22, 2019

In this third episode of the Montana Lowdown podcast, we welcome Montana Free Press reporter Leia Larsen and independent freelance data journalist and designer Eric Dietrich into the studio to talk about what inspires them to pursue the news, what's surprising about the Montana Legislature, and their hopes for the...

Jan 14, 2019

Democrats haven't had a ruling majority in the Montana House of Representatives since 1991, and yet they still manage to get some of their legislative priorities passed each session. 


Montana Rep. Casey Schreiner says it comes down to pragmatism and bipartisanship. 

"Through this whole time in the Legislature, I...

Jan 6, 2019

It’s a new year, and a new legislative session is upon us, but an old rift has re-emerged among Montana’s Republican lawmakers.

For more than a decade GOP legislators have been at war with each other over the heart and soul of their party. On one side are hard-line conservatives who view their longstanding...