Court Halts Colstrip Law

U.S. District Judge Susan Watters has blocked Montana from overriding portions of a private contract governing the Colstrip Power Plant. The judge said the law is likely unconstitutional which she will rule on at a later date. In an order Wednesday Watters paused a new Montana law empowering the state attorney  general to order power…

PSC Commissioner O’Donnell Exploring Options For Repurposing Colstrip Coal

Senate Bill 224 passed a preliminary vote in the House Wednesday which would substantially hike maximum contributions from individuals and political committees to candidates for legislative and statewide offices. It would eliminate limits on some campaign contributions and raise the threshold for which a contribution must be reported to state Commissioner of Political Practices. What…