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:
- Lawmakers pass $14 billion budget as the legislative session ends
- Families and doctors challenge Montana’s ban on gender-affirming care for trans minors
- How the 2023 Legislature tried to tackle Montana’s housing crunch
- How the 68th Legislature shaped Montana’s energy policy
- Montana House votes to formally punish transgender lawmaker, Rep. Zooey Zephyr
- Legislature approves new version of funding for CoreCivic prison transfer
- Gianforte’s son one of many lobbying governor against trans bills
- How GOP attempts to reshape the judiciary fared this session
- With some Republican abortion restrictions signed into law, critics blast government overreach into personal health care choices
- Judge temporarily blocks new abortion law signed by Gov. Gianforte
- Senate revives, and advances, charter school bills