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Governor backs petrochemical tax break bill in Pennsylvania

Jul. 14, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday that he supports legislation that extends millions of dollars in tax breaks to turn natural gas into fertilizer and industrial chemicals as it sped through the Legislature after emerging from closed-door negotiations with top Republican lawmakers. Wolf, a...

Petrochemical tax break bill speeds through Senate

Jul. 13, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — New legislation to extend millions of dollars in tax breaks to turn natural gas into fertilizer and other chemicals won approval in Pennsylvania's Senate on Monday, barely hours after the measure emerged from closed-door negotiations between Gov. Tom Wolf and top Republican...

Vetoed petrochemical tax break bill revived in Pennsylvania

Jul. 12, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state lawmakers could vote on legislation this week that provides millions of dollars in tax breaks to turn natural gas into fertilizer and other chemicals, emerging from closed-door negotiations after Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a similar bill earlier this year, officials...

Solar power continues growth in Minnesota

Jul. 6, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Thomas Rekstein no longer minds looking at the electric bill for his Great River Insurance business on North Riverfront Drive. “My electric bill used to be $4,500 annually, now it’s down to $1,200 a year.” Rekstein, who had 38 solar panels installed on the roof...

In this Wednesday, May, 27, 2020 photo, Iranian lawmaker Mojtaba Zolnouri, right, who is the head of the influential parliamentary committee for national security and foreign policy, speaks with his colleagues during the inauguration of the new parliament in Tehran, Iran. Zolnouri said Monday, June 1, 2020, that 230 people were killed November's anti-government protests in Iran, which were among the worst the country has seen since its 1979 Islamic Revolution. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Iranian lawmaker says 230 killed in November protests

Jun. 1, 2020 10:40 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian lawmaker said Monday that 230 people were killed in November’s anti-government protests in Iran, the official news agency reported. This is the first time a prominent Iranian lawmaker has given a death toll figure for November’s protests. The unrest was the most...

A man wearing a face mask amid the new coronavirus pandemic walks in front of an empty state oil company gas station while a tanker truck unloads gasoline in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, May 31, 2020. After decades of being the cheapest gasoline in the world, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro indicates that as of next Monday a new pricing scheme will be imposed on some 200 stations. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

With cheap gasoline scarce, Venezuelans can buy at a premium

May. 31, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolás Maduro said that starting Monday Venezuelans will be able to buy gasoline at international market prices, marking a historic break in the socialist country's practice of having the world's cheapest fuel. Across the nation, 200 filling stations will allow...