Montana Focus

An in-depth news and public affairs series hosted by Gene Brodeur which tackles issues across the state relating to politics and government, natural resources, business development, and social changes. Produced by Gene Brodeur and Scott Sterling for MontanaPBS.

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2005 Legislature, The Homestretch
 (No. 212)
Lawmakers in Helena are entering the final month of the 90-day session that started in January. Can state lawmakers meet the April 25th adjournment without the need for a special session? Montana Focus poses that question to Governor Schweitzer and leaders in the Senate and House of Representatives. The major spending package, HB 2, is currently at 7 billion dollars. Both parties are in the process of trimming the fat from the budget. Additionally, Mike Jetty talks with American Indian legislators about education and tribal issues and Great Falls Tribune capitol bureau chief Mike Dennison provides his take on the 2005 Session. Finally, paleontologist Jack Horner, cosmologist Neil Cornish, and humanities professor Mike Miles ponder the human condition with the best and brightest Montana State University students. Produced by Gene Brodeur and Scott Sterling, for KUSM-MontanaPBS, Montana State University. . (First Aired Thursday, March 24, 2005)

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2005 Legislature: The Home Stretch

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Niel Cornish

Jack Horner

Mike Miles