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$55 million in new tax credits available for economic development

Montana businesses have a larger pool to seek loans for startups and expansions.

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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 pm Photos



Guest opinion: U.S. health law changes will help small businesses

For years, we had a health insurance market that was broken for small businesses. Because they had less bargaining power, small businesses paid an average of 18 percent more for the same health insurance plan offered to the bigger business down the street, and their premiums could skyrocket …

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Montana House advances plan to simplify taxes

Montana House advances plan to simplify taxes

HELENA — By a 2-to-1 margin, the Montana House on Thursday endorsed a major bill that seeks to simplify a state income tax system that some tax preparers rank as one of the nation’s most complicated.

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Guest opinion: Montana will benefit from renewing Endowment Tax Credit

Twin tidal waves are coming.

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Ups and Downs:

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Proponents of wind tax credit warn against expiration

Proponents of wind tax credit warn against expiration

Proponents of a tax incentive for new wind energy development gathered Thursday evening at the downtown campus of Montana State University Billings to endorse extending the wind production tax credit to the future of Montana’s wind industry.

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Gazette opinion: Keep tax credit that spurs wind energy growth

When businesses harness Montana’s wind energy, private landowners, local and state governments and workers share the benefits.

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Guest opinion: Coal power trumps wind on cost, job creation

The move to renewables, including wind, was born in the 1990s. It was marketed as attractive, clean, cheap electricity. It would be a new industry creating countless jobs. The production tax credit was established to get the industry started.

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Governors call for renewing wind energy tax credit

Governors call for renewing wind energy tax credit

The fate of a tax credit that advocates say is needed to maintain tens of thousands of wind energy jobs will be decided during high-stakes, last-minute negotiations between President Obama and House Republicans over fiscal issues, officials said Tuesday. The wind energy production tax credi…

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Shawmut wind farm to spin by year's end

Shawmut wind farm to spin by year's end

SHAWMUT — A new wind farm on the ridges southeast of this tiny ranch town will begin spinning electricity for NorthWestern Energy customers by year’s end.

October 18, 2012 8:00 pm Photos


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Guest opinion: Montana has great wind energy potential — for power and jobs

Guest opinion: Montana has great wind energy potential — for power and jobs

Right now, hundreds of jobs in our state are at risk because Congress has not renewed the production tax credit for wind energy — a 2.2-cent-per-megawatt tax incentive that levels the playing field for wind against other forms of energy.

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Montana receives economic development funds

The U.S. Treasury Department announced Thursday an award of $60 million to the Montana Community Development Corporation to help create jobs.

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Tax credit helping projects set to expire

HELENA -- A federal tax credit that has helped wind-power projects in Montana is set to expire the end of this year -- and efforts to renew it are up in the air.

February 14, 2012 10:00 pmLoading…

Cheyenne wind tower plant delayed until next year

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Construction of a $40 million plant in Cheyenne that would produce towers for wind turbines has been pushed back to next year.

December 02, 2011 2:33 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Renew tax credit to spur wind energy investment

One of the best tools to promote Montana made wind energy is the federal Production Tax Credit. The PTC is set to expire at the end of 2012 unless it receives an extension from Congress. All energy production, including fossil fuels, requires incentives for investors. Wind energy production …

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Guest opinion: Legislature ignores benefits of saving energy

A recent survey by the National Association of Realtors found that in the Rocky Mountain states, “rising electrical, fuel and other energy costs” was the No. 1 factor homeowners identified that would force them to sell their home. Clearly, it’s crucial that we invest in measures that cut thi…

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House endorses one health-insurance tax credit, rejects another

HELENA — The Montana House on Wednesday endorsed one state income tax credit to help individuals offset their medical and health insurance costs but rejected another.

March 02, 2011 4:30 pmLoading…

Wyoming residents reminded of rebate program

CASPER — The State Energy Office is reminding Wyoming residents to take advantage of rebates for energy efficient appliance purchases while funds still remain.

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Senate bill would extend renewable energy programs

Senate bill would extend renewable energy programs

WASHINGTON — Sen. Max Baucus is trying to get two programs aimed at boosting solar, wind and other renewable energy extended through the end of next year.

December 03, 2010 12:02 pm Photos



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