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Get a recap of this week's action at the Montana Legislature with news and analysis from Sally Mauk, Rob Saldin and Holly Michels. Online Friday afternoons. On air Saturdays at 9:44 a.m.

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Get a recap of this week's action at the Montana Legislature with news and analysis from Sally Mauk, Rob Saldin and Holly Michels. Online Friday afternoons. On air Saturdays at 9:44 a.m.

    A contentious legislative session ends. Will it mark a turning point in Montana politics?

    A contentious legislative session ends. Will it mark a turning point in Montana politics?

    Republican lawmakers say they delivered for Montanans. Democrats say they kept a lot of bad things off the books. The Regier family reigned over much of the action. And this session marked a political turning point — but in what direction?

    • 14 min
    The Legislature makes the national news again and the mood at the Capitol turns sour

    The Legislature makes the national news again and the mood at the Capitol turns sour

    Republicans ban a trans lawmaker from the House floor, putting Montana in the national news spotlight. Meanwhile, much work remains on the budget as the end of the session approaches.

    • 13 min
    Citing decorum, Republicans shut down transgender lawmaker; 'Jungle primary' bill fails

    Citing decorum, Republicans shut down transgender lawmaker; 'Jungle primary' bill fails

    Republicans try to silence transgender lawmaker Zooey Zephyr. Anti-trans bills are on their way to becoming law. Lawmakers table a bill to create a one-time "jungle primary" in next year's Senate race. The defeat of that bill may have political fallout for Senator Steve Daines.

    • 13 min
    Anti-abortion bills sail through the Legislature; Consequences vs. discrimination

    Anti-abortion bills sail through the Legislature; Consequences vs. discrimination

    Abortion in Montana could be severely limited if a slew of bills headed to the governor's desk become law. Montana's attorney general intervenes in a lawsuit to ban an abortion pill. Another bill seeks to answer the question of whether religious freedom protects bigoted speech. And lawmakers hope more money will help fix problems at the Warm Springs state hospital.

    • 14 min
    Republicans try to tilt the scales in the Senate race, constitutional amendments stall

    Republicans try to tilt the scales in the Senate race, constitutional amendments stall

    Rosendale attends Trump's post-arraignment event. Republican leaders want to change election rules — but only in one race. Many Cascade County residents are not happy with how their top election officer is doing her job. And several proposed amendments to the state Constitution may not make it to the ballot after all.

    • 14 min
    Capitol Talk: Satanism enters the chat and it's déjà vu on gun laws

    Capitol Talk: Satanism enters the chat and it's déjà vu on gun laws

    Congressional opponents of a ban on assault weapons, including Montana Sen. Jon Tester, aren't swayed by another school shooting. Neither are many state legislators, who want to expand, not limit, gun rights in Montana. A reference to Satanism prompts a walkout in a Senate committee hearing. And wilderness schools for troubled teens are once again in the legislative spotlight

    • 13 min

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