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GOP may have clean sweep of Public Service Commission

GOP may have clean sweep of Public Service Commission

HELENA — Republicans won one race Wednesday for the state Public Service Commission and led in two others, setting up a potentially unprecedented 5-0 majority on the body that regulates state utilities.

November 07, 2012 4:31 pm Photos

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Bushman, Koopman, Lake hold leads in tight PSC races

Bushman, Koopman, Lake hold leads in tight PSC races

Republican Kirk Bushman continues to lead Democrat Chuck Tooley for the open Public Service Commission District 2 seat.

November 06, 2012 8:30 pm Photos

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Vincent, Koopman mix it up — and spend their money — in final days of PSC 3 race

Vincent, Koopman mix it up — and spend their money — in final days of PSC 3 race

HELENA — From gun group endorsements to attendance records, the two candidates for the Public Service Commission seat in southwest Montana are mixing it up in the final days of the campaign.

October 29, 2012 4:18 pm Photos

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In PSC District 3 race, Dem Vincent touting GOP support; Koopman not surprised

In PSC District 3 race, Dem Vincent touting GOP support; Koopman not surprised

HELENA — In a contentious battle for southwest Montana’s Public Service Commission seat, incumbent Democrat John Vincent is rolling out a not-so-secret weapon: Support from prominent Republicans.

October 19, 2012 11:41 am Photos

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PSC District 3: Bitter contest between GOP's Koopman and Democrat Vincent

PSC District 3: Bitter contest between GOP's Koopman and Democrat Vincent

HELENA – In the race for the Public Service Commission seat representing southwestern Montana, you won’t find Republican challenger Roger Koopman or his foe, Democratic Commissioner John Vincent, mincing any words.

October 05, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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PSC general election table set, as incumbent Vincent survives primary scare

HELENA — Democratic Public Service Commissioner John Vincent of Gallatin Gateway staved off a tough primary challenge Tuesday in southern Montana’s District 3, advancing to a general election rematch of sorts with Republican Roger Koopman of Bozeman, who won a four-way primary race.

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Vincent, Koopman lead PSC District 3 primaries

Vincent, Koopman lead PSC District 3 primaries

HELENA — Democratic Public Service Commissioner John Vincent of Gallatin Gateway and Republican Roger Koopman of Bozeman held narrow leads Tuesday night in their respective primaries in southern Montana’s PSC District 3.

June 05, 2012 10:08 pm Photos

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Some campaigning, some not really, in crowded southern Montana PSC primary

HELENA — It’s the last weekend before the crowded primary election in southern Montana’s Public Service Commission District 3, but Republican James Brown said he’s had no time to campaign.

May 31, 2012 4:19 pmLoading…

Democratic challenger in PSC 3 outraising Vincent

HELENA — Mark Sweeney, who’s challenging Public Service Commissioner John Vincent in the Democratic primary for PSC District 3 in southwestern Montana, has raised twice the campaign funds that Vincent has.

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Former GOP state Rep. Koopman joins southern Montana PSC race

HELENA — Former state Rep. Roger Koopman of Bozeman has become the fourth and final Republican to enter the race for Public Service Commission District 3 in southern Montana, filing as a candidate late Monday.

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PSC Commissioner John Vincent officially in for re-election

HELENA — Public Service Commissioner John Vincent of Gallatin Gateway kicked off his re-election campaign on Thursday, saying he wants to use his second term to push for more energy-efficiency programs and greater PSC power to protect ratepayers.

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5 candidates expected to compete for PSC District 3 seat

HELENA — Three men already are running for the Public Service Commission district that covers south-central and southwest Montana — and two more, including incumbent Democrat John Vincent, are expected to become official candidates within the week.

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PSC endorses NorthWestern wind farm purchase on 3-2 vote

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.

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PSC adopts policy for producing office emails, upon public request

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.

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Dillon native Brown running for southwest Montana PSC seat

Dillon native Brown running for southwest Montana PSC seat

HELENA — Dillon native James Brown said Wednesday that he is running for the Montana Public Service Commission District 3 seat in 2012 as a Republican.

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Once again, PSC Republicans insult each other

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.

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PSC approves sale of Missoula's municipal water supplier

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.

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Guest opinion: Look at what PSC has accomplished recently

As elected members of the Montana Public Service Commission, the state agency that regulates utilities, telecommunications and transportation, we appreciate recent media attention focusing on the importance of PSC decisions in the lives of most, if not all, Montanans. The work we do regulati…

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Guest opinion: PSC work completed from Gallatin Gateway

I’d like to add a little to Mike Dennison’s Nov. 27 story in The Gazette on the attendance of Montana Public Service commissioners.

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Gazette opinion: Choose wisely, Powerful decisions ahead for PSC

Most Montanans don’t know a lot about their Public Service Commission. PSC elections generally don’t draw the voter interest or large candidate fields seen in statewide races.

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