WATCHING WASHINGTON DIFFERING VIEWS ON THE BTU TAX
With Patrick Crow Treasury Sec. Lloyd Bentsen says the Clinton administration plans no further changes in its BTU tax proposal. Bentsen defended the tax in a "strange bedfellows" type of appearance before the Senate finance committee. He chaired the panel until a few months ago. And he likely would oppose the BTU tax if he were still a Texas senator. Bentsen went on the attack against the American Petroleum Institute, which is doggedly battling the tax.