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International economists release critical Puerto Rico report

International economists release critical Puerto Rico report

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June 29, 2015 11:45 amLoading…

Document: Rauner plan would advance $450M to Chicago schools

CHICAGO — Gov. Bruce Rauner is offering to accelerate state grant payments to help cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools make a $634 million pension contribution, according to a summary of the proposal obtained Sunday by The Associated Press.

June 28, 2015 5:40 pmLoading…

Kenton County looks to get rid of abandoned properties

COVINGTON, Ky. — Kenton County officials are considering a pilot program to help get rid of abandoned properties in northern Kentucky.

June 28, 2015 9:01 amLoading…

The politics of Obamacare have ended

We now return — finally — to health care as a normal issue.

June 25, 2015 5:00 pmLoading…

Confederate flags taken down from Alabama state Capitol

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Four Confederate flags were taken down from the grounds of the Alabama Capitol on Wednesday as Gov. Robert Bentley became the first southern governor to order the removal of Confederate banners since last week's massacre at an African-American church.

June 24, 2015 12:43 pm Related

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Lawmakers curtail Louisiana's generous solar tax break

BATON ROUGE, La. — Sticker-shocked lawmakers say they never intended to give away millions to Louisiana's solar power industry and its Wall Street investors.

June 23, 2015 2:51 pmLoading…

Ohio legislation would eliminate tax on feminine products

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A proposal by Ohio lawmakers would do away with taxes on feminine care products.

June 23, 2015 8:42 amLoading…
Nevada to tax music events as Vegas becomes festival mecca

Nevada to tax music events as Vegas becomes festival mecca

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Northern Nevada has long been known as home to the freewheeling counterculture Burning Man festival in the starkly beautiful Black Rock Desert. In the past five years, Las Vegas, too, has evolved into a festival goers' mecca.

June 22, 2015 4:00 amLoading…
Nevada to tax music events as Vegas becomes festival mecca

Nevada to tax music events as Vegas becomes festival mecca

LAS VEGAS — Northern Nevada has long been known as home to the freewheeling counterculture Burning Man festival in the starkly beautiful Black Rock Desert. In the past five years, Las Vegas, too, has evolved into a festival goers' mecca.

June 21, 2015 6:00 pmLoading…
Nevada to tax music events as Vegas becomes festival mecca

Nevada to tax music events as Vegas becomes festival mecca

FILE - In this Saturday, June 21, 2014 file photo, carnival goers dance to music by Krewella at the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. Organizers of the Electric Daisy Carnival music festival which is winding down its dance party beats at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway June 21, 2015, are am…

June 21, 2015 11:07 amLoading…

Budget provision could allow bars to stay open till 4 a.m.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Certain bars could be permitted to keep their doors open until 4 a.m. for a limited number of large events under a provision added to the Senate's budget plan.

June 19, 2015 12:03 pmLoading…

Marijuana cash is problem for Illinois tax collection

CHICAGO — The state of Illinois is having trouble finding a bank or financial services company to process the large amounts of cash it anticipates receiving for taxes and fees from the new medical marijuana industry.

June 19, 2015 8:31 amLoading…

Ohio House votes to restore rare coins sales-tax exemption

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio House has overwhelmingly voted to restore a sales-tax exemption for residents purchasing rare coins and precious metal bullion.

June 18, 2015 9:42 amLoading…

New loan program for charter schools draws scrutiny

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Senate's top budget writer is sounding an alarm about a new provision included in the spending plan lawmakers passed this year that gives charter schools access to $50 million in low-interest state loans.

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Michigan tax credit for low-wage earners may be eliminated

LANSING, Mich. — When Michigan enacted a tax credit for low- to moderate-income individuals and families nine years ago, it was an unmistakably bipartisan, united step.

June 12, 2015 12:46 pmLoading…

IRS: Actress Melissa Gilbert failed to pay $360,000 in taxes

HOWELL, Mich. — The Internal Revenue Service says former "Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert failed to pay more than $360,000 in federal income taxes.

June 12, 2015 2:51 amLoading…

Republicans to propose cutting taxes for wealthy

MADISON, Wis. — The alternative minimum income tax, which primarily benefits people earning more than $200,000 a year, would be eliminated under a Republican proposal to be voted on by the Legislature's budget-writing committee as soon as next week.

June 11, 2015 12:18 pmLoading…

Brownback says he'd sign tax bill awaiting Kansas House vote

TOPEKA, Kan. — Republican Gov. Sam Brownback said Monday that he would sign a bill to balance Kansas' next budget by boosting sales and cigarette taxes, but it wasn't clear whether there were enough votes in the House to pass it.

June 08, 2015 1:21 pmLoading…

Scientists targeted for cuts have studied GOP issues

MADISON, Wis. — The group of state Department of Natural Resources scientists that Republican lawmakers targeted for cuts has been working on a number of politically charged issues in recent years, including climate change, pollution and mining.

June 07, 2015 6:39 amLoading…

Walker would sign budget with no borrowing for roads

MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker, who steadfastly opposes raising taxes or fees to pay for roads, would sign a state budget that includes no borrowing for highways and other transportation needs in Wisconsin, resulting in significant delays to ongoing and planned projects, his spokeswoman s…

June 05, 2015 11:00 amLoading…

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