This week on Capitol Connections Yellowstone Public Radio News Director Jackie Yamanaka talks with Senate President Jeff Essman (R-Billings) and Senate Minority Leader Jon Sesso (D-Butte) about last week’s blow-up on the Senate floor and what in store for the state’s main budget bill, the state employee pay plan, pensions, and long-range building projects.
UPDATE: “The investigation into Friday’s events and the subpoenas that were issued will not be pursued. Members of Republican and Democratic leadership have reached an agreement to resolve the matter.” – Brock Lowrance, spokesman for the Office of the Senate President
Each week, legislators, elected officials, state officials, and others join Yellowstone Public Radio News Director Jackie Yamanaka to talk about key legislation and current issues before the Montana Legislature. “Capitol Connections” supplements Jackie’s daily news coverage from the Capitol with additional depth, substance, and perspective through interviews and other audio from the floors of both houses, committee meetings, and anywhere else the business of the Legislature is conducted.