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Watch: The Session 2023 legislative recap

Answers to your questions about the 2023 Montana Legislature from the reporters and editors of Montana Free Press, Montana Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio.

The 68th Montana legislative session has wrapped up. Over the course of 90 days, lawmakers drafted and debated hundreds of bills and amendments on issues like health care, education, the environment, LGBTQ+ rights and, somehow, TikTok. What does it all mean for you?

This is a recording of a May 10, 2023 live stream episode of our collaborative podcast, The Session. We answer audience questions, discuss the major developments from the 2023 session and look at what lies ahead for the laws created in the statehouse these last few months.

2023 Legislative Session Recap Reading List:

  • We're on day 86 of the 90-day session. This week, we're tracking the ongoing punishment of Representative Zooey Zephyr, how that Republican agenda has derailed other statehouse business, and everything you need to know about sine die.
  • As the 2023 legislative session sprints to the finish line, tensions are running high over bills targeting transgender Montanans and environmental regulation. Host Corin Cates-Carney and reporters Arren Kimbel-Sannit, Ellis Juhlin, and Mara Silvers discuss what to expect in the final days of the legislature as lawmakers scramble to reach sine die.
  • Lawmakers agree to advance zoning policy, but the future on housing subsidies is unclear. There are dueling visions of what school choice policy should look like. And legislative staff are working thousands of hours of overtime to keep up with all the bills.

Updated: May 10, 2023 at 6:54 PM MDT
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