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The Session
The Session
Montana Public Radio, Montana Free Press, Yellowstone Public Radio

The campaign rhetoric, struggles for political power and results of the 2022 election converge in the 68th meeting of the Montana Legislature.... more

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The Session Week 17: Time is running out

There are only a few days left in the 2023 legislative session. The recent decision to ban Missoula Democratic Rep.... more

01 May 2023 · 11 minutes
The Session Week 16: Tensions are running high

As the 2023 legislative session sprints to the finish line, tensions are running high over bills targeting transgender Montanans and... more

24 Apr 2023 · 12 minutes
The Session Week 15: Housing policy, school choice, and a historic number of bills

Host Nadya Faulx and reporters Shaylee Ragar, Eric Dietrich, and Alex Sakariassen discuss lawmakers finding agreement to advance housing zoning... more

17 Apr 2023 · 13 minutes
The Session Week 14: Last-minute bills, LGBTQ rights and a jungle primary

Last week was another major deadline for lawmakers to pass bills out of one house and send them to the... more

10 Apr 2023 · 12 minutes
The Session Week 13: Constitutional amendments, affordable housing, and climate

As we enter the home stretch of the 2023 legislative session, Republican lawmakers have proposed a slew of constitutional amendments... more

03 Apr 2023 · 12 minutes
The Session Week 12: GOP controls the budget and lawmakers collaborate on elk management

A 14 billion dollar budget passed out of the Montana House with support from the Republican supermajority. Democrats don’t have... more

27 Mar 2023 · 9 minutes
The Session Week 11: Healthcare funding, childcare initiatives, and vaccine bills

Reporters Shaylee Ragar and Keely Larson join host Mara Silvers to discuss how lawmakers have been digging into funding healthcare,... more

20 Mar 2023 · 12 minutes
The Session Week 10: Past halfway point, lawmakers buckle down on the budget

Hundreds of bills were left on the cutting room floor at the legislative session's midway point. Now, as lawmakers head... more

13 Mar 2023 · 8 minutes
The Session Live: The First 45 Days

On March 8, The Session team hosted a live event answering audience questions about the 68th meeting of the Montana... more

12 Mar 2023 · 28 minutes
The Session Week 8: Deadline rush includes abortion access debate

Reporters Mara Silvers and Shaylee Ragar discuss this week's deadline for lawmakers to pass general bills out of their original... more

27 Feb 2023 · 13 minutes
The Session
The Session Week 17: Time is running out
The Session