Mike Halligan discusses his twenty years serving in the Montana State Senate and why he became involved in politics. He talks about fellow legislators Chet Blaylock, Jean Turnage, Francis Bardanouve, Bill Norman, Joe Mazurek, and Bruce Crippen and lobbyists with whom he worked. He reflects on Governors Schwinden, Stephens, Racicot, Martz, and Schweitzer. He talks about the Montana Power Company's influence and describes work on deregulation, sales tax, and term limits and talks about his run for the lieutenant governorship with gubernatorial candidate Dorothy Bradley.
Bardanouve, Francis, 1917-2002; Blaylock, Chet, 1924-; Bradley, Dorothy M., 1947-; Crippen, Bruce D., 1932-; Martz, Judy; Mazurek, Joe; Norman, William J. (William James) 1922-; Racicot, Marc; Schweitzer, Brian, 1955-; Schwinden, Ted; Stephens, Stan; Turnage, Jean A., 1926-; Montana. Legislature. Senate; Montana Power Company; Corporations; Deregulation; Elections; Ex-legislators; Governors; Lobbying; Lobbyists; Political candidates; Sales tax; Term limits; Public office
Bob Brown Oral History Project OH-396, Archives & Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana
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1 sound disc (81 min.) : digital, + 1 transcript (31 p. : 28 cm.)
Halligan, Mike, "Mike Halligan Interview, July 29, 2009" (2009). Bob Brown Oral History Project. OH396-59.