2020 Primary Preview: Montana Public Service Commission
Primary races are crowded for the Republican-dominated Montana Public Service Commission, which sets customer rates and approves new power, water and legacy telecommunications projects by regulated utilities in the state.
A member of the council that regulates Montana energy utilities tried to officially censure a fellow commissioner this week. The two commissioners disagree over whether infighting stops them from doing their regulatory responsibility.
On Monday, the Montana Legislature will hear a contentious bill sponsored by Republican Representative Randall Pinocci. House Bill 200 would require drug testing for those who claim to have had a drug problem in a form used to apply for food stamps.