Curtis Says Jobs Plan Would Boost Small Businesses

Curtis announced her jobs plan Thursday

By Dillon Tabish

HELENA — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis says she wants to boost small businesses and end tax breaks for corporations that send jobs overseas.

Curtis announced her jobs plan Thursday. It is the latest policy pitch in the new candidate’s dash to introduce herself to voters in the race against Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Daines.

Last week, Curtis toured the state touting an education proposal.

Curtis says she wants to help small businesses with tax cuts and improved rural Internet access, while closing tax loopholes for corporations that outsource jobs or move their operations abroad.

Her proposal also calls for incentives for domestic manufacturers, job training for veterans and Native Americans, assisting small farmers and raising the federal minimum wage.

Daines’ campaign has focused on increasing jobs by reducing government regulations.

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