Daily Inter Lake: Senator objects to border fee plan

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., says that a possible border fee for people entering the United States is a bad idea for Montana’s economy.

Tester responded to a U.S. Department of Homeland Security proposal to study whether to impose a tax on individuals entering the U.S. through land ports of entry.

Noting Montana’s high levels of trade and its long border with Canada, Tester called the fee an “unnecessary burden” that would hurt economic development and job creation in the Treasure State.