From a qualifications standpoint, there are many great reasons to support Lawrence VanDyke for Supreme Court justice. VanDyke isn't a slicked-down trial lawyer in a three-piece suit. He's an everyday Montanan, steeped in the culture of our state. He also happens to be one of the finest judic…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
Republican Kirk Bushman continues to lead Democrat Chuck Tooley for the open Public Service Commission District 2 seat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…