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(HELENA, Mont.) -- U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, left, Amber and Jamie Dushin and their son, Jaret, attend an award ceremony honoring Baucus for his work on tax-free savings accounts that help families afford college. The Dushins recently began putting money in a "529 savings account" to benefit their son. To read the Helena Indepent Record article Click here for full article Photo: Barrett Kaiser/Baucus

BAUCUS CALLS FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY PUSH - Oct 4, 2006 (Great Falls) – U.S. Sen. Max Baucus today called on Montana's electric cooperatives to help develop alternative energy sources to create jobs and lessen America's dependence on foreign sources of power. Baucus challenged members of the Montana Electric Cooperatives association, or MECA, to participate in a national campaign to get America to derive 25 percent of its energy from renewable...more»

BAUCUS HOLDS TOWN HALL TO HELP BOOST METH PREVENTION, INTERVENTION - Sep 28, 2006 (Washington, D.C.) – Montana’s senior U.S. Senator Max Baucus and other senators today held a town-hall style meeting to highlight the need for more dollars for prevention and intervention efforts in ...more»

BAUCUS UNVEILS MAJOR EDUCATION PROPOSALS - Sep 14, 2006 (Washington, D.C.) – Montana’s senior U.S. Senator Max Baucus today unveiled new education proposals that will establish an early education program in Montana, improve kindergarten through 12th grade ...more»

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Bill would create Canyon Ferry NRA by Martin J. Kidston - Sen. Max Baucus introduced legislation this week that would create a Canyon Ferry National Recreation Area and transfer management of surrounding facilities from the Bureau of Reclamation to the U.S. Forest Service. Baucus announced the legislation in a late-day press release Thursday, saying the bill, if approved, would improve facilities at Canyon Ferry while boosting tourism and enhancing access to public lands. “We are an outdoor state,” he said Thursday. “We hunt, we fish, we take our kids camping, and this new recreation area will be another top-notch place to enjoy Montana’s great outdoors.” As proposed, the Canyon Ferry National Recreation Area would combine the current Canyon Ferry recreation facilities and surrounding public lands, and place them under the Forest Service’s jurisdiction. Currently, he said, the recreation facilities are run by the Bureau of Reclamation. “This is just common sense,” said Baucus. “The Bureau of Reclamation isn’t designated to manage recreation facilities. By putting the Forest Service in charge, Montanans will be getting the best service possible.” Spence Hegstad, manager of the Fish, Wildlife and Park Conservation Trust, said tourism and recreation are important to the state’s economy. The Conservation Trust manages revenue from the sale of cabins surrounding Canyon Ferry Reservoir. “We appreciate Sen. Baucus’ work to help create the Canyon Ferry National Recreation Area,” Hegstad said. “This bill will be a big help to ensure that more people can enjoy the beautiful landscape and all that our state has to offer.” Baucus believes the recreation area would be a tourism draw, helping bring more dollars into the state. Click here for full story

Biodiesel debut: New bus fleet hits streets By Tyler Christensen of the Missoulian - Frequent bus rider Elaine Miller has strong feelings about the importance of public transportation and, in fact, has become an advocate of sorts for Missoula's mass-transit system. On Tuesday morning, she joined a group of like-minded people, including Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Missoula Mayor John Engen, to witness the launching of Mountain Line's new fleet of biodiesel buses. Click here for full story

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