Sally Mauk

News Director Emeritus

Retired in 2014 but still a presence at MTPR, Sally Mauk is a University of Kansas graduate and former wilderness ranger who has reported on everything from the legislature to forest fires. She also taught broadcast writing and reporting in the University of Montana journalism school.

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Capitol Talk
6:02 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

'Capitol Talk' Reviews This Week At The Montana Legislature

Chuck Johnson, Sally Mauk, and Mike Dennison
Credit Eliza Wiley

This week on Capitol Talk: Sally, Mike and Chuck look back at the week's events at the Montana Legislature, from the Flathead water compact, to dark money, to the death of the death penalty repeal.

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Capitol Talk
4:49 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

'Capitol Talk': Water Rights, Dark Money, Medicaid And More

Chuck Johnson, Sally Mauk & Mike Dennison present "Capitol Talk" every Friday during the legislative session.
Credit Eliza Wiley

This week on "Capitol Talk": The Flathead water rights compact passes out of committee. A bill intended to "shine sunlight on dark money" is making its way through the process. Lawmakers heard testimony on one part of the GOP healthcare plan. And next Friday is the bill transmittal deadline and halfway point of the session

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Capitol Talk
4:36 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

'Capitol Talk': GOP Health Plan, U-System Funding, And 'Open War' Between Republicans And The COPP

Chuck Johnson, Sally Mauk, and Mike Dennison.
Credit Eliza Wiley

This week on "Capitol Talk":

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Capitol Talk
4:25 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

'Capitol Talk' Recaps This Week At The Montana Legislature

Chuck Johnson, Sally Mauk, Mike Dennison
Credit Eliza Wiley

This week on "Capitol Talk", tax cut bills are getting a lot of attention at the Montana Legislature this session. One legislator, Nicholas Schwaderer of Superior, introduced a bill that would put income tax cuts up to a vote via referendum. The bill drew bipartisan opposition during its hearing in the House. Schwaderer defended the bill saying, "taxation of income is theft."

Tax cuts could face vetoes from Gov. Bullock, who is intent on keeping at least a $300 million surplus.

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Capitol Talk
5:06 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Differences Over Role Of Government Color Debates At The Montana Legislature

Chuck Johnson, Sally Mauk & Mike Dennison
Credit Eliza Wiley

This week on Capitol talk, Sally, Chuck and Mike deconstruct the State of the State address and discuss how different philosophies on the role of government are affecting policy discussions at the Montana Legislature. From Medicaid expansion to bonding for infrastructure, to the debate over tax cuts vs. a surplus, these philosophical differences are behind many conflicts at the legislature.

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Capitol Talk
4:38 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Medicaid Expansion, Welfare Fraud, And Clemency On This Week's 'Capitol Talk'

Chuck Johnson, Sally Mauk and Mike Dennison bring you news and analysis about the Montana Legislature every Friday during the session.
Credit Eliza Wiley

Gov. Bullock introduced his Medicaid expansion plan this week. It promises to help the uninsured and bring Montana tax dollars back to the state. Bullock's plan faces opposition from Republicans who worry Medicaid and other welfare programs are riddled with fraud and create disincentives to work.

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Capitol Talk
4:23 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

'Capitol Talk' Looks At Spending Disputes At The State Legislature

Chuck Johnson, Sally Mauk and Mike Dennison bring you news and analysis each Friday during the Montana Legislature on "Capitol Talk"
Credit Eliza Wiley

This week on "Capitol Talk:" disagreement over how much money to spend and what to spend it on is at the core of many political disputes at the Montana Legislature.

Both parties agree on the need to improve mental health services, but that's where the agreement ends.

The conflict over state employee pay continues from the last legislative session.

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Capitol Talk
4:30 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

'Capitol Talk' Returns To Guide You Through The 2015 Legislature

Credit Eliza Wiley

Rules debates, the home-schooled chair of the House Education committee, Medicaid expansion, and two new murals honoring Montana women at the state capitol; Sally Mauk, Chuck Johnson, and Mike Dennison talk about all this and more in this episode of "Capitol Talk".

"Capitol Talk," our weekly legislative news and analysis program, appears on Fridays throughout the legislative session. MTPR's Sally Mauk is joined by Lee Newspapers reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison.

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Captain Elisa Raney
5:20 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Female Pilot Reflects On 25 Year Navy Career

Picking up a vertical replenishment (VERTREP) load.
Elisa Raney (all rights reserved)

Retired Captain Elisa Raney’s 25 years as a helicopter pilot in the Navy included serving in the Gulf and Iraq wars, and surviving a crash into the Red Sea.

The Virginia native spent last summer in Missoula and took time to talk with senior news analyst Sally Mauk about her military service. That conversation is the focus of this half-hour Veterans Day special.

Raney was intending to go into the Peace Corps after she finished her civil engineering degree at Virginia Tech. Her third year in college, a Navy recruiter told her she could become a pilot if she joined the Navy:

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Campaign Beat
4:04 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

'Campaign Beat' Recaps The Election, Previews The Legislature

Lee newspapers Capitol Reporter Chuck Johnson, MTPR Senior News Analyst Sally Mauk and Lee newspapers Capitol Reporter Mike Dennison.
Credit Eliza Wiley

Do Montana Democrats have a messaging problem? Will post-election talk of bi-partisanship translate into action? Sally, Chuck and Mike talk about these things and more on the final election season episode of "Campaign Beat."

Former MTPR news director and now Senior News Analyst Sally Mauk hosts the program. She's  joined by Lee newspapers Capitol reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison.

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