HELENA — Former state Public Service Commissioner Brad Molnar finally won an ethics decision this week, with the dismissal of a second complaint linked to his solicitation of corporate money to fund energy conservation efforts in 2007 and 2008.
HELENA – The Montana Supreme Court has upheld the ruling that former Public Service Commissioner Brad Molnar violated state ethics laws and should pay $20,700 in fines and costs — some five years after the case began.
Representing Montanans on the critical issue of affordable, reliable energy for families and employers has been among the greatest honors of my life. Being term limited, I cannot run for the PSC again. I soon turn 63 so should quietly fade into the sunset. Not quite yet.
Republican Brad Molnar had an eight-year run in southeast Montana’s Public Service Commission seat. Now that he has run up against term limits, his would-be successors are lining up.
A six-year legal battle between political foes Russell Doty and Brad Molnar ended this week when a District Court jury rejected Doty's claim that he was defamed by Molnar during the 2004 race for a seat on the Montana Public Service Commission.
Brad Molnar, left, talks with his attorney, Jack Sands, during a 2012 trial in District Court. A jury found Molnar was not guilty of libel against political foe Russell Doty during the 2004 campaign for the Public Service Commission.
HELENA — The state’s most expensive legislative primary battles this spring are in Polson and the Flathead Valley, with one featuring two Republican incumbents and the other a leading Republican lawmaker trying to fend off a challenge from the right.
Brad Molnar, the public service commissioner from southeast Montana, cannot seek re-election because of term limits, which has would-be replacements lining up.
Republican Al Garver has suspended his campaign to replace Brad Molnar on the Montana Public Service Commission.
HELENA — Public Service Commissioner Brad Molnar of Billings is receiving more sanctions over brochures he used during his 2008 campaign.
HELENA — The state Public Service Commission on Tuesday endorsed NorthWestern Energy’s proposed purchase of an $86 million north-central Montana wind-power project, which would become the largest wind farm owned by a Montana utility.
Nearly four years after ethics complaints were filed against Public Service Commissioner Brad Molnar, a District Court judge has upheld the administrative findings of violations and the assessment of fines.
Kirk Bushman, of Billings, a former Yellowstone Republican chairman and U.S. Senate candidate, is running for the Public Service Commission’s southeastern Montana seat.
HELENA — A state district judge in Billings has upheld a ruling that Public Service Commissioner Brad Molnar, R-Laurel, violated state ethics laws in 2008 and should pay nearly $20,700 in fines and costs.
HELENA — Hoping to streamline the process, the state Public Service Commission Tuesday adopted a new policy on how to release requested email records of commissioners.
Election season is barely a week old and already changes are certain in several local legislative districts.
Al Garver of Billings, who ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 2005 and now leads a group representing National Guard members, said Monday that he plans to run as a Republican for the state Public Service Commission seat in southeastern Montana.
HELENA — NorthWestern Energy officials Wednesday urged state regulators to approve the company’s purchase of a proposed $86 million wind farm east of Great Falls, saying it’s the lowest-cost renewable-energy project they can complete by next year.
HELENA — Whether the subject is water, power or taxicabs, one thing seems constant at the Montana Public Service Commission: Its GOP members can’t resist insulting each other.
HELENA — On a 3-2 vote, the state Public Service Commission on Tuesday voted to approve the sale of the company that provides Missoula's municipal water to an international investment group —with the condition that the group give the city a chance to buy the water system in the future.