HELENA — For firms installing solar-power systems on homes and businesses in Montana, the market is limited — but a coalition of odd political bedfellows at the 2015 Legislature wants to expand it.
The Montana Legislature has convened in Helena for its once-in-two-years, 90-day work session.
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…
Our proposition is simple: businesses and residents should have more opportunities to produce their own energy, and get credit for it from their utility.
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, …
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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-…
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.
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.
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.
CASPER, Wyo. — The nonprofit Wyoming Medical Center's chief financial officer is no longer with the hospital, a spokesman said.
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.
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.
Oil, gas, coal are good. Alternative fuels, wind and solar are bad.
(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.)
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.