HELENA — Two dozen key legislative races on Nov. 4 will help determine party control of the 2015 Montana Legislature, where Republicans currently hold a 29-21 edge in the Senate and a 61-39 majority in the House.
Eastern Montanans have been chosen for state boards and councils. State Sen. Greg Jergeson of Havre and State Rep. Mary McNally of Billings were chosen as legislative non-voting members of the Agriculture Land Valuation Advisory Council, and Shadra Robison of Billings is now on the Board of …
HELENA -- On a party-line vote, the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee on Thursday recommended that the Senate not confirm Mary Sexton of Choteau to the state Board of Oil and Gas Conservation.
HELENA – Republicans on a Senate committee late Friday afternoon rammed through their alternative proposal to provide subsidized health coverage to poor Montanans starting in 2014, calling it a workable compromise that also could reform Medicaid.
HELENA — Sen.-elect Greg Jergeson of Chinook may not be a man without a country, but in two years, thanks to redistricting, he’ll be a senator without a Senate district.
HELENA – Should western Montana’s Lake County maintain its own Senate district – or should southern Lake County fall in with part of Missoula County?
HAVRE -- The Republican central committees of Blaine and Hill counties have selected a Havre business to fill a state Senate seat left vacant by Rowlie Hutton's resignation.
Gov. Brian Schweitzer shakes hands with Greg Jergeson, former Montana senator and Public Service Commission member, at the 2011 signing of Senate Bill 69 in the governor's reception room. The bill will name the first floor, east wing of the Capitol after the late Francis Bardanouve, a longti…
HELENA — State utility regulators Tuesday approved sweeping rate changes for NorthWestern Energy's electric and gas customers, including new "tiered" electric rates for homeowners and other mechanisms meant to encourage conservation.
HELENA — NorthWestern Energy and consumer groups Tuesday presented their entire proposed settlement of an electric-and-gas rate case for NorthWestern’s 335,000 customers in Montana but regulators gave no indication whether they would accept it.
HELENA — NorthWestern Energy, the state’s largest electric-and-gas utility, and the Montana Consumer Counsel are proposing to settle a major rate case with a slight increase for electric rates and a decrease in natural gas rates.
HELENA — In the race for the open Public Service Commission seat representing northern Montana, Republican and political newcomer Travis Kavulla is looking to repeat what he did in the June primary election: Knock off a well-known legislator for something of an upset victory.
HELENA — A split Public Service Commission on Tuesday rejected NorthWestern Energy’s request to increase its Montana gas and electric rates temporarily while the commission considers an overall rate case for the utility.
HELENA - A majority of the state Public Service Commission said Tuesday there will be no more delays in publicly releasing e-mail records of Commissioner Brad Molnar and other commissioners, and it rejected his request to create new rules governing release of the records.