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Police at Arizona Capitol fire tear gas, disperse protesters

Jun. 25, 2022 08:15 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Police fired tear gas to disperse anti-abortion demonstrators from outside the Arizona Capitol Friday night, forcing lawmakers to huddle briefly in a basement inside the building as they rushed to complete their 2022 session. Thousands of protesters had gathered...

California governor, lawmakers near deal on gas tax rebate

Jun. 25, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Most California taxpayers would get hundreds of dollars in cash to help offset the high price of fuel and other goods under a tentative budget compromise being discussed by legislative leaders and Gov. Gavin Newsom. The plan would return a portion of...

Georgia Power proposes 12% increase in bills, with 2023 leap

Jun. 24, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Power Co. wants to raise customer bills 12% over the next three years to pay for system improvements and higher costs and allow higher profits, the company said Friday in a rate filing with state regulators. The filing kicks off a rate case before the Georgia...

Mississippi regulators reach $300M settlement with Entergy

Jun. 23, 2022 19:44 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss (AP) — The Mississippi Public Service Commission has reached a $300 million settlement with Entergy Mississippi, the state's largest electric utility. Some of the settlement will be used for $80 bill credits or cash payments to Entergy’s 461,000 customers. The...

Oil industry says Granholm meeting sends 'positive signal'

Jun. 23, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An oil industry meeting with Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to lower gas prices and boost domestic oil supplies was constructive, but did not produce a major breakthrough, administration and industry officials said Thursday. The closed-door meeting came as...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Jun. 23, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

Parkersburg News and Sentinel. June 21, 2022. Editorial: Budgets: Accurate, fair numbers are important With plenty of crowing out of Charleston about financial successes such as nearly $1.2 billion in surplus tax collections, lawmakers are right to wonder how matters...

In Colorado, a GOP rarity: An abortion rights candidate

Jun. 23, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Joe O’Dea stood before hundreds of social conservatives and uttered words they were unaccustomed to hearing from a Republican candidate, let alone someone running for the U.S. Senate: “I know my position on abortion isn’t the same as all of yours.” O'Dea, a...

WA, OR leaders skeptical about pausing gas taxes

Jun. 22, 2022 20:08 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday urged Congress to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months and urged states to do the same at the local level. But both the Democratic governors of Washington and Oregon indicated they were unlikely to pursue a...

EXPLAINER: How Biden's proposed gas tax holiday would work

Jun. 22, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing stubbornly high gas prices that average about $5 a gallon nationwide, President Joe Biden on Wednesday urged Congress to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months. If savings from the 18.4 cents-a-gallon federal tax on gas are fully passed...

Gov. Baker, lawmakers at odds over suspending state gas tax

Jun. 22, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and Democratic leaders in the Massachusetts House and Senate are at odds over temporarily suspending the state’s gas tax. Senate President Karen Spilka and House Speaker Ronald Mariano issued a statement Wednesday in response to...