Max Baucus http://kufm.org en Board of Regents Chair McLean tapped as new Lt. Gov. http://kufm.org/post/board-regents-chair-mclean-tapped-new-lt-gov <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Anaconda High School teacher and chair of the Montana Board of Regents, Angela McLean has been selected as the state’s new Lieutenant Governor.</span></p><p>The move comes after Bullock tapped Lieutenant Governor John Walsh to serve the remainder of Max Baucus’s U.S. Senate term, who left last week to become the U.S. Ambassador to China.</p><p>Governor Steve Bullock announced the appointment of Angela McLean from her fifth period American government class on Monday.</p><p>Her experience experience compliments the Governor’s policy agenda.</p><p></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 01:56:29 +0000 Dan Boyce 14827 at http://kufm.org Board of Regents Chair McLean tapped as new Lt. Gov. Walsh appointed as Montana's next U.S. Senator http://kufm.org/post/walsh-appointed-montanas-next-us-senator <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Just one day after Montana’s Senior Senator, Max Baucus, was confirmed as the next U.S. Ambassador to China, Governor Steve Bullock has appointed his Lieutenant Governor, John Walsh, to serve the remainder of Baucus’s term. The move keeps the post in Democratic hands and may bolster the party’s hopes of keeping the seat in November.</span></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 18:31:56 +0000 Dan Boyce 14699 at http://kufm.org Walsh appointed as Montana's next U.S. Senator MTPR News in Washington D.C.-- in pictures http://kufm.org/post/mtpr-news-washington-dc-pictures <p>MTPR News Director Sally Mauk and Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce spent much of last week in Washington D.C. covering Sen. Max Baucus's&nbsp;confirmation hearing to be the next U.S. ambassador to China. Sally and Dan spoke with all three members of the state's congressional delegation about the Baucus legacy.</p><p>Click on the links below to hear the rest of our coverage.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:53:41 +0000 MTPR News 14501 at http://kufm.org MTPR News in Washington D.C.-- in pictures A peek inside the Washington life of Steve Daines http://kufm.org/post/peek-inside-washington-life-steve-daines <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Life for Bozeman-native Steve Daines has changed a lot in the last couple of years--f</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">rom more than a quarter century in the private sector to Montana’s sole Congressional Seat.</span></p><p>Now, the Republican Representative has his sights set on another office, that of exiting Montana Senator Max Baucus.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:27:24 +0000 Dan Boyce 14499 at http://kufm.org A peek inside the Washington life of Steve Daines A major step towards protection of the North Fork Flathead River http://kufm.org/post/major-step-towards-protection-north-fork-flathead-river <p>A major element for protection of the North Fork Flathead River Valley moved forward this week. Representative Steve Daines announced a bill that retires many oil and gas leases in the area unanimously passed the House Natural Resources Committee. The North Fork Watershed Protection Act of 2013 would restrict new mineral development in the North Fork of the Flathead.</p><p>This House bill mirrors one introduced by Senators Jon Tester and Max Baucus.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 15:10:05 +0000 Katrin Frye 14371 at http://kufm.org A major step towards protection of the North Fork Flathead River Senator Max Baucus on his legacy and likely high profile future http://kufm.org/post/senator-max-baucus-his-legacy-and-likely-high-profile-future <p>Montana Senator Max Baucus is having a nostalgic week. Baucus is expected to soon be confirmed by the Senate as the new Ambassador to China.</p><p>This week, he has had a confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, a weekly morning coffee reception for visiting Montanans—probably his last—and a lot of interviews about the impending end of his near 40-year career in Congress.</p><p>News Director Sally Mauk sat down with the Senator in his D.C. office to discuss his new venture and his public service legacy.</p><p></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 18:36:04 +0000 Sally Mauk 14335 at http://kufm.org Senator Max Baucus on his legacy and likely high profile future Senator Jon Tester discusses his longtime mentor http://kufm.org/post/senator-jon-tester-discusses-his-longtime-mentor <p>Senator Jon Tester will become Montana’s Senior Senator-- in only his 2<sup>nd</sup> term—once Senator Max Baucus is, as expected, confirmed as the new U.S. Ambassador to China.</p><p>News Director Sally Mauk is in Washington D.C. this week, interviewing both Senators about the transition.</p><p>In tonight’s feature interview, Sally talks with Senator Tester about his longtime mentor. Tester says he was star struck when he first met Baucus at an economic development meeting in Havre in the late 90s, just before Tester himself entered politics.</p><p></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:52:31 +0000 Sally Mauk 14284 at http://kufm.org Senator Jon Tester discusses his longtime mentor Baucus to China raises question of who’s going to the Senate http://kufm.org/post/baucus-china-raises-question-who-s-going-senate <p>As reported earlier, Montana's senior Senator Max Baucus has been nominated to be the next ambassador to China - pending confirmation by the Senate.</p><p></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 21:26:52 +0000 Sally Mauk 12726 at http://kufm.org Baucus to China raises question of who’s going to the Senate Missoula writer, Blackfeet member joining US House race http://kufm.org/post/missoula-writer-blackfeet-member-joining-us-house-race <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Missoula writer and member of the Blackfeet Tribe has announced her run for Montana’s lone U.S. House seat as a Democrat.</span></p><p>Melinda Gopher ran for the seat in 2010, coming in third in the Democratic Primary. She is running a campaign focused on bucking the Democratic establishment.</p><p>“We have a power elite that has abused the Indian vote for a long time in the state, and that power elite has been led by Senator Baucus,” Gopher said.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 00:45:24 +0000 Dan Boyce 11311 at http://kufm.org Missoula writer, Blackfeet member joining US House race Only Democrat in MT’s U.S. House race officially announces candidacy http://kufm.org/post/only-democrat-mt-s-us-house-race-officially-announces-candidacy <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The only Democrat so far to file for Montana&#39;s U.S. House seat in 2014 officially announced his campaign Monday. John Lewis, former State Director for Sen. Max </span>Baucus<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, held the&nbsp;kick-off event for his campaign from a Helena union hall about two months after submitting paperwork for the bid. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>Lewis opened the kick-off by unveiling this campaign video:</p><p>http://youtu.be/Dqt2Z7EdC80</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 21:00:29 +0000 Dan Boyce 9664 at http://kufm.org Only Democrat in MT’s U.S. House race officially announces candidacy