Despite staff concerns, PSC votes to support Colstrip deregulation bill

An analysis found SB 331 could leave each ratepayer on the hook for hundreds of dollars, even if the coal-fired power plant closes early.

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Five to Follow: Week of March 18 at the Montana Legislature

Bills on stalking, sexual consent, abortion, American Prairie Reserve, and a higher-ed tax

12 stats to know as the 2019 Legislature hits its midpoint

HELENA — Montana lawmakers are heading home from the Capitol this week for their mid-session spring break, a milestone that represents the halfway point of the 90-day 2019 legislative session. The break also represents one of the Legislature’s key deadlines: transmittal, the point when bills that don’t propose new spending are considered dead if they haven’t passed the chamber where they were introduced.

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