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Indian coal tax credit clears key Senate committee

Indian coal tax credit clears key Senate committee

The Indian Coal Production Tax Credit, considered crucial by the Crow Tribe for reservation mining, made the cut for tax breaks to be extended two years by a key Senate committee.

April 03, 2014 6:14 pmLoading…
Montana Senators lobby for coal production tax credit revival

Montana Senators lobby for coal production tax credit revival

Montana’s U.S. senators are attempting to revive the Indian coal production tax credit, used by the Crow Nation to promote coal mining on the Crow Indian Reservation.

March 26, 2014 6:03 pm Related Loading…

Guest opinion: Made in Montana ideas ensure ACA will work for families

One of my favorite Montana entrepreneurs is Wheat Montana’s Dean Folkvord. I’m not sure whether Dean voted for Barack Obama, but I doubt it. The thing about Dean though is he has a sharp pencil and he does what’s best for his business and his customers. That’s how Wheat Montana blazed the tr…

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Former U.S. ambassador Jon Huntsman sees good in Baucus appointment

Former U.S. ambassador Jon Huntsman sees good in Baucus appointment

Jon Huntsman sees the relationship between the United States and China as the most important relationship of the 21st century and one that Montana’s former U.S. Sen. Max Baucus can advance.

February 10, 2014 12:30 am Photos

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Controversy aside, it's been a long run for Max Baucus

Controversy aside, it's been a long run for Max Baucus

HELENA — As U.S. Sen. Max Baucus departs Congress after 39 years, none would disagree that the senior senator from Montana has left an indelible mark on the state and the nation, on everything from health care to highway funds to tax policy.

February 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Baucus proposes increased limit on expense write-offs for ag, small businesses

HELENA — In his latest tax overhaul proposal, Sen. Max Baucus on Thursday called for changes in cost recovery and tax accounting rules, a move he said should help Montana’s farmers and small business owners.

November 21, 2013 6:31 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Give bipartisanship a chance at corporate tax reform

The partisan feuding that engulfed the latest congressional budget negotiations rivals that of the Hatfields and McCoys. But there’s a notable exception to this acrimony, one in which members of Congress have reached across the aisle in pursuit of a policy solution that holds the potential t…

November 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Baucus event draws top business execs

Baucus event draws top business execs

HELENA — A who’s who of American business — top executives from nine Fortune 500 corporations, including three on the Forbes list of the most powerful 100 women in the world — are among the headliners at the economic development summit in Butte this week.

September 15, 2013 12:15 pm Related Loading…
Gazette opinion: No room for secrecy in urgent tax reform debate

Gazette opinion: No room for secrecy in urgent tax reform debate

Montanans gave Sen. Max Baucus good advice on tax reform last week.

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Baucus asks Montanans to weigh in on tax reform

Baucus asks Montanans to weigh in on tax reform

U.S. Sen. Max Baucus turned to Montanans for federal tax reform recommendations Friday, one day after notifying fellow lawmakers that they’ll have to defend tax breaks they intend to keep.

June 28, 2013 6:11 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Let’s get income tax reform done in 2013

There’s no shortage of ideas on tax reform. Since Sen. Max Baucus and Rep. Dave Camp launched taxreform.gov, they’ve received more than 8,700 online suggestions and more than 1,800 tweets.

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Gazette opinion: Time to put IRS under greater scrutiny

What went wrong in the IRS Cincinnati office will reverberate across the country for a long time.

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Sen. Baucus sees 'train wreck' for health law rollout

Sen. Baucus sees 'train wreck' for health law rollout

WASHINGTON — A senior Democratic senator who helped write President Barack Obama's health care law stunned administration officials Wednesday, saying openly he thinks it's headed for a "train wreck" because of bumbling implementation.

April 17, 2013 3:33 pmLoading…
Senate panel plans Tuesday vote on Lew nomination

Senate panel plans Tuesday vote on Lew nomination

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee says the committee will vote on Tuesday on the nomination of former White House chief of staff Jack Lew to be treasury secretary.

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Baucus defends package of tax credits in 'fiscal cliff' legislation

Baucus defends package of tax credits in 'fiscal cliff' legislation

HELENA — Sen. Max Baucus on Thursday defended the slew of corporate and personal tax credits stuffed into the “fiscal cliff” legislation last week, saying it was a bipartisan package worked out last summer.

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Gazette opinion: Congress acts to protect most precious resource

Child abuse and neglect takes a terrible toll on America’s youngest citizens. At least 1,545 U.S. children died in the year ended Sept. 30, 2011, from child abuse or neglect, according to the Child Maltreatment Report of 2011. Eighty-two percent were under age 4.

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At sugar refinery stop, Baucus says farm bill still possible

At sugar refinery stop, Baucus says farm bill still possible

U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., told sugar producers he’s still determined to pass a farm bill by year’s end and affirmed support for a key industry program.

November 01, 2012 6:51 pm Photos

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Ranchers, Baucus praise Japan action on U.S. beef

Ranchers, Baucus praise Japan action on U.S. beef

Japan, the biggest buyer of U.S. beef before a 2003 mad cow disease scare, has been advised by food safety officials to ease restrictions on American cattle.

September 05, 2012 9:06 pmLoading…
Baucus stands behind Obama on taxing the wealthy; Rehberg opposes; Tester undecided

Baucus stands behind Obama on taxing the wealthy; Rehberg opposes; Tester undecided

HELENA – When it comes to President Barack Obama’s proposal this week to extend income-tax cuts for all but the wealthiest U.S. households, Montana’s three-member congressional delegation is a yes, a no and a maybe.

July 10, 2012 7:21 pmLoading…
Baucus outlines principles on tax reform, but no hard details yet

Baucus outlines principles on tax reform, but no hard details yet

HELENA — Sen. Max Baucus, who chairs the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee, laid out some ambitious goals this week for overhauling the nation’s tax code, which he said is outdated and stifles economic growth.

June 13, 2012 7:05 pmLoading…

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