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AARP Montana and Northern Broadcasting Team Up to Keep Montanans up-to-date on State’s Legislative Session

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Join AARP Montana Director of Government Affairs Mike Batista and Voices of Montana show host Tom Schultz as they break down Montana's Legislature.

As part of our ongoing advocacy work, AARP Montana is collaborating with Montana radio broadcasting powerhouse, Northern Broadcasting, to keep Montanans informed on the latest activity at the 2021 legislative session.

In this weekly radio segment, we break down the Montana Legislature so you don't have to. We dig into what's happening, drill down into the “why” and find out how it affects you.

The Legislature makes the laws, controls the money and creates the rules that govern life in Montana. Each Friday, we ask these questions: What happened this week? How does it affect your life? We look behind the bill numbers and political discussion for the context in the 2021 legislative session.

“AARP Montana brings the ‘voice of the consumer’ to the Capitol in Helena,” said Mike Batista, Director of Government Affairs for AARP Montana. “As one of the state’s largest non-profits, we work to protect Montanans from fraud, support family caregivers, lower prescription drug prices and protect Social Security and Medicare. We fight for all Montanans -- helping people choose how they live -- and how they age. Part of our advocacy work involves keeping people informed about what happens at the capitol in Helena.”

Stay up-to-date on how we’re fighting for you.  Tune-in every Friday morning at 9:00 AM on your local Northern Broadcasting station for the AARP Montana Session Summary radio segment.

The Voices of Montana show airs on local radio stations in communities across the state. Find your local station by clicking here.  Northern Broadcasting station list.

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Listen to Previous AARP Session Summary Segments:

January 8, 2021: Week 1 Session Summary -- kick off of the 2021 Montana Legislative Session

January 15, 2021: Week 2 Session Summary -- spotlight on legislation to assist family caregivers.

January 22, 2021: Week 3 Session Summary -- this week's focus is on tax issues.

January 29, 2021: Week 4 Session Summary -- The focus this week is on legislation to expand Montana's broadband.

February 5, 2021: Week 5 Session Summary -- The focus this week is on legislation to help expand tele-health to more Montanans.

February 12, 2021: Week 6 Session Summary -- The focus this week is on budget and taxation issues.

February 19, 2021: Week 7 Session Summary -- The focus this week is on the high cost of prescription drugs.

February 26, 2021: Week 8 Session Summary -- The focus this week is on broadband and nursing home transparency issues.

March 5, 2021: Week 9 Transmittal Break -- Spotlight on AARP Montana Outreach.

March 12, 2021: Week 10 Session Summary -- spotlight on recap of first half of 2021 session.

March 17, 2021: Week 11 Session Summary -- spotlight on COVID relief package.

March 26, 2021: Week 12 Session Summary -- spotlight on budget and stimulus bills.

April 2, 2021: Week 13 Session Summary -- spotlight on protecting Montana's energy ratepayers.

April 16, 2021: Week 15 Session Summary -- spotlight on broadband, tele-health and tax bills.

April 23, 2021: Week 16 Session Summary - Session wrap-up: spotlight on bills affecting the 50+

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