Bill Mercer

'Capitol Talk' is MTPR's weekly legislative analysis program.
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Tonight on Capitol Talk: Bills that are still alive, and bills that are gone at the midway point of the session. The effectiveness - and downside - of arguing "religious freedom" to get a bill passed. And the congressional delegation's tepid reaction to former Trump attorney Michael Cohen's testimony.

Montana lawmakers are proposing a bipartisan bill that would end the statute of limitations for prosecuting sex crimes committed against children. It would also extend the window for filing civil lawsuits against the perpetrator or others.