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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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Episodes

The Session Week 4: A speech, a crowded hearing room and the cost of defending laws

Governor Greg Gianforte delivers a State of the State address that focuses on economic growth but lawmakers are turning their... more

30 Jan 2023 · 11 minutes
The Session Week 3: Relationships in the Capitol

23 Jan 2023 · 10 minutes
The Session Week 2: Taxes, missing persons and child welfare

Bills to reform Montana tax policy, support missing persons search efforts and overhaul Child Protective Services move through the Legislature.... more

16 Jan 2023 · 10 minutes
The Session Week 1: “The House is ready for business”

Montana lawmakers take their oaths of office and begin their work in the state capitol.  Host Nadya Faulx and reporters... more

09 Jan 2023 · 12 minutes
The Session Preview: “Everybody smile, we’re running the place”

With the 2022 election over, Republicans hold power not seen in the state capitol in nearly a century. The governor... more

21 Nov 2022 · 13 minutes
Sine Die: What happened during Montana’s 2021 legislative session?

The 67th session of the Montana Legislature adjourned sine die Thursday, April 29.  During lawmakers’ 80 days of work, 1,313... more

03 May 2021 · 29 minutes
Week 17: Last minute legislation and maneuvering

As of mid-day Friday, 1,313  bills have been introduced and at least 267 have been signed into law. This... more

26 Apr 2021 · 12 minutes
Week 16: Separation of powers and the future of Colstrip

As of mid-day Friday, 1,297 bills have been introduced and at least 197 have been signed into law. This... more

19 Apr 2021 · 13 minutes
Week 15: Parental rights and competing tax bills for recreational marijuana

As of mid-day Friday, 1,282 bills had been introduced and at least 153 had been signed into law. This week... more

12 Apr 2021 · 12 minutes
Week 14: Piecing the state budget puzzle together

As of mid-day Friday, 1,271  bills had been introduced and at least 135 had been signed into law. Major... more

05 Apr 2021 · 9 minutes
The Session
The Session Week 4: A speech, a crowded hearing room and the cost of defending laws
The Session