By Elinor Smith
UM Legislative News Service, UM School of Journalism 

Montana's 68th Legislative Session close to end


April 28, 2023

With 10 days left of Montana’s 90-day legislative session, eyes turned Monday to House Bill 2, the state’s main budget bill. The Senate got its turn with HB 2 Monday, amending the bill eight times before advancing it on a 28-to-22 vote.

But, in the House, the public gallery erupted in protest over Republican Speaker of the House Matt Regier’s decision to not allow Rep. Zooey Zephyr, D-Missoula, to speak on a bill for a third time. On Tuesday, leadership canceled the House Floor session and the Capitol was, at least partially, at a standstill, leaving the immediate fate of the final b...

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