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PSC approves NW Energy’s $870M purchase of PPL’s hydro dams

PSC approves NW Energy’s $870M purchase of PPL’s hydro dams

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.

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State’s largest union tells members to consider voting for certain Republicans in GOP primaries

HELENA — The state’s largest labor union, MEA-MFT, usually endorses Democrats — but in Tuesday’s primary election, it’s advising its 18,000 members to consider voting for a slew of centrist Republicans in hotly contested GOP legislative primaries.

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PSC won’t repeal rule requiring utilities to reveal top exec salaries – yet

HELENA — The state Public Service Commission on Tuesday backed away from repealing a 2010 rule that says top executive salaries at regulated gas, electric, telephone and water utilities in Montana are public information.

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Guest opinion: Should PSC be unconcerned about privacy rights?

The collision of two cherished principles -- the constitutional right to privacy and the public’s right to know – is often described as a “delicate balance” where, under any given set of circumstances, one trumps the other. These are challenging decisions, with commissioners and judges often…

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Guest opinion: Tell PSC: No secrets on utility exec salaries

Every Montanan knows the experience of opening the utility bill and wondering how the rates were decided. Paying those bills is a challenge for many Montana families.

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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.

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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 emerge as PSC District 3 primary winners

HELENA – Democratic Public Service Commissioner John Vincent of Gallatin Gateway staved off a tough primary challenge Tuesday and Republican Roger Koopman of Bozeman won the Republican primary in southern Montana’s PSC District 3, setting up a rematch between the two Bozeman-area politicos.

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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.

May 25, 2012 4:45 pmLoading…

I will serve the people well on the PSC in District 3

Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but I still believe that when a person is paid to do a job, he should show up for work. Maybe it comes from watching my Dad leave the house at 4:30 every morning to meet oil tankers or get the drivers lined out for the day. Some values may be "old," but they never be…

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Roger Koopman

Roger Koopman

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April 27, 2012 3:15 pmLoading…

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.

March 13, 2012 1:15 pmLoading…

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