HELENA — The state Public Service Commission Thursday approved NorthWestern Energy’s proposed $870 million purchase of 11 hydroelectric dams, paving the way for return of the Montana dams to utility ownership 15 years after they were sold off by Montana Power Co.
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…
HELENA – State regulators have approved a slight increase for Montana-Dakota Utilities Co.’s 80,000 natural gas customers in Eastern Montana, including Billings.
HELENA – Montana’s Public Service Commission, with its newly minted 5-0 Republican majority, chose Commissioner Bill Gallagher as its new chairman Monday.
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.
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.
Kirk Bushman, candidate for the Public Service Commission, speaks during a Republican Party rally at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center on Tuesday night.
Republican Kirk Bushman continues to lead Democrat Chuck Tooley for the open Public Service Commission District 2 seat.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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?”
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.
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.