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Mike Phillips

Guest opinion: NWE's opposition to customer-owned renewable energy

I was pleased to see the recent announcement by Rep.-elect Art Wittich, R-Bozeman, and Sen. Mike Phillips, D-Bozeman, (Nov. 13 guest opinion) that they are teaming up to introduce the Local Energy Investment Act in the 2015 Montana Legislature. The proposed policy changes would allow more bu…

December 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Local Energy Investment Act would empower Montanans

Our proposition is simple: businesses and residents should have more opportunities to produce their own energy, and get credit for it from their utility.

November 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Phillips receives Society for Range Management Award

Bureau of Land Management Assistant Field Manager Mike Phillips has received the prestigious Trail Boss Award from the Society for Range Management. The award recognizes Phillips for his outstanding, long-term contributions and promotion of the art and science of range management. Phillips, …

April 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Montana needs strong leadership to resolve bison issues

Bison have been in the news more than normal recently and for good reason. The U.S. Senate’s Farm Bill includes $35 million to vaccinate wildlife in the Greater Yellowstone Area. That’s a lot of money, especially as Congress struggles with notable fiscal challenges. Curiously, it seems that …

January 21, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Legislature must end 'culture of marginalization'

Gov. Steve Bullock recently vetoed 71 bills, including 24 that passed both the Montana House and Senate with a super majority of votes. Much has been written in newspapers across the state about the various policies at stake, the values they represent, and whether legislators should support …

June 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Montana Senate Republicans overwhelmingly support 2 bison bills

Montana Senate Republicans overwhelmingly support 2 bison bills

HELENA — The state Senate on Tuesday advanced a pair of bills to limit reintroduction of wild bison on the Montana plains or protect landowners against possible damage from relocated wild bison.

February 26, 2013 1:45 pm Related Loading…
Senate kills bill to expand size of `net-metered’ renewable-power systems for businesses, homes

Senate kills bill to expand size of `net-metered’ renewable-power systems for businesses, homes

HELENA – The state Senate on Monday narrowly killed a measure to allow homes and businesses to install larger renewable-power systems that can sell excess power they generate back to the utility.

February 25, 2013 2:46 pm Related Loading…

Gazette opinion: Student safety: Stop playing with concussions

Imagine being a 17-year-old high school football quarterback, a 14-year-old softball pitcher or a 12-year-old soccer goalie. If these young athletes got hit in the head during a game, but could still run, catch and kick, would they ask the coach to take them out? Would hard-training student-…

February 12, 2013 12:30 amLoading…
Senate panel adopts revenue estimate

Senate panel adopts revenue estimate

HELENA — The Senate Taxation Committee on Friday unanimously approved a three-year revenue estimate that is within 1 percent, or $61.9 million, of what the Bullock administration projected.

January 18, 2013 6:56 pm Related Loading…
Senate panel keeps Committee on Committees closed to public

Senate panel keeps Committee on Committees closed to public

HELENA — The Republican-controlled Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday rebuffed attempts to open the traditional closed-door meetings of the panel that assigns senators to committees every other year.

January 08, 2013 7:31 pm Related Loading…
Sen. Mike Phillips, D-Bozeman

Sen. Mike Phillips, D-Bozeman

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January 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Montana State names new men's tennis coach

BOZEMAN — Montana State athletic director Peter Fields has announced the hiring of Weber State tennis coach Jared Burnham as MSU's men's tennis coach.

June 08, 2012 4:50 pmLoading…

Wyoming Medical Center's chief financial officer leaves

CASPER, Wyo. — The nonprofit Wyoming Medical Center's chief financial officer is no longer with the hospital, a spokesman said.

March 31, 2011 9:00 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: House majorities rain on sunshine bills

The Montana Constitution and open-meetings/open-records laws offer strong guarantees of the public’s right to know about government. However, right-to-know legislation hasn’t fared well in the House this session.

March 31, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Bill would put Fish, Wildlife and Parks in charge of managing bison

Treating migrating Yellowstone National Park bison like livestock instead of wildlife does not serve the state's agriculture industry, said Rep. Mike Phillips, D-Bozeman, as he led a hearing on House Bill 482 Thursday in the House Fish and Wildlife Committee.

February 17, 2011 5:08 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Lawmakers should support diverse energy development

Oil, gas, coal are good. Alternative fuels, wind and solar are bad.

February 09, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Big Sky position rankings: Wide receivers

(NOTE: This is the third installment of a series in which we here at the Cat-Griz Insider rank the Top 10 players at each position in advance of the 2010 Big Sky Conference football season. Today we size up the wide receivers.)

June 06, 2010 5:00 pmLoading…

Guest Opinion: America can improve health, energy policy

President Obama's visit to Montana provides an opportunity to reflect on the similarities between reform of our nation's health care system and the need to enact climate solutions to create a clean energy economy.

August 14, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

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