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Guest opinion: Obama policies stifle coal tech development

President Barack Obama got one thing right in his State of the Union address: What our country needs most is to create new, high-wage jobs. We know something about that in Montana, with tremendous job growth in our energy sector the last few years. And with our country’s massive, untapped co…

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PSC approves slight increase for MDU natural gas customers

HELENA – State regulators have approved a slight increase for Montana-Dakota Utilities Co.’s 80,000 natural gas customers in Eastern Montana, including Billings.

December 16, 2013 5:10 pmLoading…
New PSC chair Gallagher raps wind power

New PSC chair Gallagher raps wind power

HELENA – Montana’s Public Service Commission, with its newly minted 5-0 Republican majority, chose Commissioner Bill Gallagher as its new chairman Monday.

January 07, 2013 4:15 pmLoading…

New 5-0 Republican control of PSC may bring new direction, chairman for regulatory body

HELENA — When the new, all-Republican state Public Service Commission convenes Monday, the regulatory body will chart a different path and probably choose a new chairman, members say.

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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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Kirk Bushman

Kirk Bushman

Kirk Bushman, candidate for the Public Service Commission, speaks during a Republican Party rally at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center on Tuesday night.

November 06, 2012 10:24 pmLoading…
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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With Molnar out, PSC race heats up

With Molnar out, PSC race heats up

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.

September 27, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Tooley’s public service experience will serve PSC District 2 well

Gazette opinion: Tooley’s public service experience will serve PSC District 2 well

The Montana Public Service Commission consists of five commissioners whose responsibility is to regulate public utilities. By state law, they generally have authority over public or private businesses that operate any plant, equipment or water right to provide the public with heat; transport…

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Tooley, Bushman appear headed for ballot in PSC District 2

Tooley, Bushman appear headed for ballot in PSC District 2

Former Billings Mayor Chuck Tooley and onetime Yellowstone County Republican Chairman Kirk Bushman are leading their primary races for Public Service Commission in District 2.

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District 2 Public Service Commission race

Two Republicans and two Democrats filed for the Montana Public Service Commission District 2 seat that is being vacated by Brad Molnar of Laurel. Republican Al Garver of Billings has since announced that he has suspended his campaign. That leaves Kirk Bushman, an engineer from Billings, as t…

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Guest opinion: Valuable experience gained in diverse career

Guest opinion: Valuable experience gained in diverse career

As a candidate for the office of Public Service Commission, I have been asked: “What experience do you have that qualifies you to make complex case decisions for Montana consumers and utility businesses?”

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Candidates line up to fill Molnar's PSC seat

Candidates line up to fill Molnar's PSC seat

Brad Molnar, the public service commissioner from southeast Montana, cannot seek re-election because of term limits, which has would-be replacements lining up.

April 18, 2012 10:00 pm Photos

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GOP's Garver suspends Public Service campaign

GOP's Garver suspends Public Service campaign

Republican Al Garver has suspended his campaign to replace Brad Molnar on the Montana Public Service Commission.

April 11, 2012 5:15 pmLoading…
Kirk Bushman runs for PSC

Kirk Bushman runs for PSC

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.

February 10, 2012 7:30 pmLoading…

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