HELENA – A proposed 320-megawatt wind farm in south-central Montana – including battery storage for its power – is asking state regulators to settle a price dispute with Montana’s largest utility, so it can proceed with the project.
HELENA – This month, the state is holding its first auction of licenses for restaurants and other establishments to sell liquor, beer or wine – and launching a new licensing landscape that creates 54 new licenses in towns where businesses had struggled to acquire them.
Supporters of Initiative 185 held a news conference at the Montana State Capitol Wednesday, presenting what they called a “report card” for major tobacco companies.
HELENA – A Montana-based citizens group says the ballot measure to raise state tobacco taxes and extend Montana’s Medicaid-expansion program is unconstitutional and should be tossed from the November ballot.
HELENA – Gov. Steve Bullock, who told CNN Sunday he could support a ban on some semi-automatic “assault weapons,” told Montana reporters Tuesday that any ban should be part of a wider discussion on how to address gun violence.
HELENA – The Trump Administration is proposing new rules that would allow states to relax limits on greenhouse-gas emissions from coal-fired power plants and in Montana, Governor Steve Bullock and a coal-industry spokesman say it’s too soon to know what that means for plants here.
HELENA – The Montana Supreme Court Tuesday upheld last month’s ruling that tossed five Montana Green Party candidates from the general election ballot this fall.
HELENA – The documentary film “Dark Money,” which continues its run this week in several Montana theaters, takes aim at political groups that don’t divulge their donors – but doesn’t spend much time discussing those groups’ take on the issue.
GREAT FALLS – A Montana federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Keystone XL pipeline’s new approved route in Nebraska requires a full environmental review, likely causing another delay.
HELENA- Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte’s first campaign TV ad, which began airing last week, sharply criticizes Democratic challenger Kathleen Williams on immigration and foreign policy.
BILLINGS- In a short ceremony Friday at Montana Peterbilt in Billings, the executive director of the northwest region of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Chris Eyler, delivered the chamber’s official nomination of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale.
HELENA – In Montana’s U.S. Senate race, health care will be a key issue – and the latest broadcast ad from Democratic incumbent Jon Tester takes some hard shots at Republican Matt Rosendale, accusing him of “making health care less affordable.”
MISSOULA – Kathleen Williams is the Democratic candidate for Montana’s lone U.S. House seat, but on Wednesday she appeared at the University of Montana not as a congressional candidate, but a concerned citizen.
MISSOULA – It’s not just the memories of Monday night’s Missoula concert sparking discussion of Pearl Jam.
HELENA – The Montana Supreme Court Wednesday unanimously rejected a request to change the ballot wording on an initiative that would increase state tobacco taxes and extend Montana’s expanded Medicaid coverage for poor people.