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Tax Reform

Guest opinion: Baucus' tax reform must be fair to energy industry

Sen. Max Baucus has one major piece of unfinished business he’s scrambling to complete before he officially leaves office. Last year, he took on the mammoth task of completely overhauling our nation’s tax structure — an undertaking that is sorely needed to help our economy and create jobs. M…

January 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Tax reform ideas would be unfair to oil, gas industry

It started out as an ambitious plan. Sen. Max Baucus’ “clean slate” approach to federal tax reform had initial support from interests on both sides of the aisle. It was supposed to overhaul our bloated, incomprehensible tax code. It was supposed to clean up the hodgepodge of tax credits, low…

December 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Baucus issues draft of bill to reduce tax fraud, identity theft

Baucus issues draft of bill to reduce tax fraud, identity theft

HELENA — Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus on Wednesday released a proposal that he said would make the federal tax code simpler and fairer for working families and small businesses.

November 20, 2013 6:49 pmLoading…
Groups press lawmakers to reform taxes, protect Social Security, Medicare

Groups press lawmakers to reform taxes, protect Social Security, Medicare

Worried about cuts to Social Security and Medicare, advocates on Wednesday pressed Montana’s congressional delegation to close corporate tax loopholes instead.

November 07, 2013 12:15 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Credit Baucus for taking on tough tax-reform task

Sen. Max Baucus has taken on the gargantuan task of reforming our nation’s tax code. If done right, it could turn out to be the most significant accomplishment of his career. But with well-established special interest groups standing in the way, it might be more likely that we just get more …

July 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Baucus pushing to overhaul federal tax code

HELENA — Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., said Friday he’s committed to working with his colleagues on both sides of the aisle to overhaul federal taxes before he leaves office after 2014.

July 19, 2013 5:40 pmLoading…
Baucus: Tax reform progress coming soon

Baucus: Tax reform progress coming soon

After meeting behind closed doors each Thursday for months, U.S. Sen. Max Baucus’ committee on tax reform will begin reporting its progress in the next few weeks, the Montana Democrat said.

June 03, 2013 8:00 pmLoading…
Baucus targets end of year for tax-reform deal

Baucus targets end of year for tax-reform deal

HELENA — U.S. Sen. Max Baucus said Friday that he is targeting the end of the year to reach a bipartisan agreement on a bill that improves and simplifies the federal tax code.

April 26, 2013 3:56 pmLoading…
GOP lawmaker seeks cut to Montana tourism tax

GOP lawmaker seeks cut to Montana tourism tax

HELENA — A Republican lawmaker says a cut to the tax on hotel rooms could attract more budget-conscious travelers.

March 20, 2013 11:34 am Related Loading…

Guest opinion: Indian Country will suffer if U.S. goes over fiscal cliff

The fate of the Indian Health Service in Montana probably isn’t the foremost issue on the minds of budget negotiators in Washington working to avert the “fiscal cliff”: more than $600 billion in expiring tax cuts and across-the-board spending cuts slated for January. But as a health and fitn…

December 22, 2012 12:10 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Reducing corporate tax rates can restore prosperous America  

WASHINGTON — Tax reform must be a priority.

July 24, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Bucks warns telcom court decisions shift taxes to others

HELENA — The state Revenue Department director warned Thursday that changes in how telecommunications companies are being taxed, partly through court decisions, shifts more of the property tax burden to homeowners and small-business owners.

July 19, 2012 8:01 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…

Guest opinion: 2011 Legislature didn't reflect true Montana values

Those on the progressive end of the political spectrum knew it would be rough go in the 2011 Legislature for our values — including economic justice, fair taxation, corporate accountability and environmental responsibility — but I’m not sure anyone could have predicted the assault these valu…

June 10, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

E.J. Dionne: Wealthiest Americans failing to do what's right for nation

WASHINGTON — The American ruling class is failing us — and itself.

April 20, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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