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Caron Cooper

Jeff Mangan is Montana's new commissioner of political practices.
Corin Cates-Carney

The chair of Montana’s utility regulators violated state ethics during the 2016 election, according to a decision released today by Montana’s Commissioner of Political Practices.

PSC Candidate Caron Cooper
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Independent PSC Candidate Caron Cooper talks with MTPR Capitol Reporter Corin Cates-Carney.

Montana’s Public Service Commissioners have a lot of power. They regulate monopoly utility companies, meaning they have influence over people’s energy bills, as well as the environmental impact of Montana’s energy sources.

Veteran Democratic lawmaker Pat Noonan has entered the race for a seat on the state’s currently all-Republican Public Service Commission, the board that oversees Montana’s utility and transportation companies.