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Groups gearing up for newest coal fight

Groups gearing up for newest coal fight

Montanans are gearing up for the latest round in the coal wars, with industry supporters trying to protect jobs while environmentalists seek a shift to renewable energy.

July 20, 2014 4:00 am Photos

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Guest opinion: Chamber's numbers don't make a case against EPA rule

Glenn Oppel’s attack on the new EPA carbon standards for existing power plants in the June 10 Gazette does a serious disservice both to the facts and to intelligent public discussion of this important initiative to combat climate change.

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Guest opinion: Protect sage grouse without killing Montana's economy

Gov. Steve Bullock has taken on a tough task: developing a greater sage grouse habitat policy that won’t harm Montana’s economy. His plan must be in place before the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decides in 2015 if the bird should be listed as threatened or endangered under the U.S. Endange…

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Tax research group ranks Montana as 7th-best business climate

HELENA — Montana has the seventh-best tax climate for businesses in the 50 states in the 2014 ratings released Wednesday by the Tax Foundation.

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Bill seeks to simplify income taxes, drop tax breaks

Bill seeks to simplify income taxes, drop tax breaks

HELENA — A major proposal to revamp Montana’s income tax won support Thursday from some groups, but faced opposition from others seeking to keep their tax breaks.

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Lawmakers to hear conflicting numbers in debating state employee pay hikes

Lawmakers to hear conflicting numbers in debating state employee pay hikes

HELENA — Montana legislators soon will be debating whether to approve the proposed pay raises for state employees negotiated by Gov. Brian Schweitzer and public employee unions.

December 09, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Guest opinion: Minimum wage costs Montana teens jobs

HELENA — As the Great Recession persists, unemployment remains a key concern in Montana and the nation as a whole. Although the jobs situation in Montana is somewhat better than the national average, the unemployment rate for working-age teens (16-19) is historically very high. Moreover, few…

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Bill would force septic system disclosure

A bill before the Senate Local Government Committee would force home sellers and their real estate agents to disclose available basic data about septic systems, while protecting them against liability if they do so.

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