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Sally Mauk: Welcome to Campaign Beat, our weekly political analysis program I'm Sally Mauk and I'm joined by University of Montana political science professor Rob Saldin and veteran capitol reporter Chuck Johnson.

And Chuck, Tuesday is Election Day and even though many people have already voted absentee many others are still making up their minds. I think especially in the U.S. House Democratic primary race I've talked to several people who say they like Kathleen Williams, they like John Heenan, they like Grant Kier and they aren't sure yet which of those three they're going to choose.

Gregory Smith

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is offering up to $2,000 for information about a grizzly bear shooting death north of Libby. 

 Signs stacked inside the headquarters of the newly formed Montana Federation Of Public Employees. Union organizers are campaigning for union membership ahead of a US Supreme Court ruling that could deal a major blow to public organized labor.
Corin Cates-Carney

A U-S Supreme court decision expected in the coming weeks could deal a big blow to Montana’s public sector unions. The decision could make Montana a so-called ‘Right-to-Work’ state in the public sector, costing the state’s biggest union membership, revenue, and bargaining power.

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Attorney General Tim Fox’s office is cheering a ruling by a federal judge yesterday.

Farmers Speak Up Against Trump Administration Tariffs

May 31, 2018
Farmers for Free Trade

An agriculture organization that includes Montana farmers said Thursday that the new steel and aluminum tariffs announced by the Trump Administration will take farm operations “to the breaking point.”

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