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What we’re looking forward to in week 17 of the Montana Legislature: last-minute legislation and maneuvering.

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Colstrip Sen. Duane Ankney revives part of NorthWestern Energy bill

An amendment added to a bill about water utility disputes resuscitates provision on rate recovery.

The Senate Natural Resources Committee voted Friday to revive part of a controversial bill that sought to guarantee regulated utility monopolies like NorthWestern Energy a rate of return on new coal-fired power by weakening the Public Service Commission’s oversight.

GOP lawmakers put brakes on controversial energy bill

Senate Bill 379, which would have greased the wheels for more Colstrip investment by NorthWestern Energy at ratepayer expense, stalls in committee.

Senate Bill 379, which would have greased the wheels for more Colstrip investment by NorthWestern Energy at ratepayer expense, dies in committee.

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What we're watching in week 16 — separation of powers and the future of Colstrip.

What we’re looking forward to in week 16 of the Montana Legislature: Separation of powers and the future of Colstrip.


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