In our democracy, having an “informed” electorate is essential to the proper functioning of our government and to the free elections which are its hallmark. Informing the voters is the dual responsibility of the news media and the candidates. The news media provide the primary communication …
September will be an historic month when our state’s regulatory body, the Public Service Commission, determines whether Montana’s hydro generating dams will pass from Pennsylvania Power and Light to NorthWestern Energy, and be dedicated to serve Montana customers at prices based on cost.
I am a lifelong Montanan, was a state representative from Bozeman for 16 years, and reside in Clyde Park. I have had the honor and challenge of serving on the board of directors of NorthWestern Energy for the past five years.
I first met Max Baucus in 1973 when he entered the Montana House of Representatives as a freshman from Missoula. His seat was at the back of the chamber near bright and articulate Dorothy Bradley of Bozeman, the previous session’s only woman and future Democratic candidate for governor.
HELENA — In a new television ad, Republican Corey Stapleton has accused rival Rick Hill of having “too much baggage” to become Montana’s next governor.
I’ve seen a lot of talk lately in newspapers around the state about my good friend, Judge Nels Swandal, for being open and honest with Montanans about his support for Republicans. As a former Democratic legislator and nominee for Montana governor, Nels and I may disagree politically, but I c…