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West Virginia starts back-to-school sales tax holiday

Aug. 05, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia residents in need of materials for the upcoming school year can save money this weekend during a sales tax holiday. Certain items are exempt from the state sales tax over the four-day period that starts Friday. It includes school-related items...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Aug. 05, 2022 02:45 AM EDT

The Advocate. August 1, 2022. Editorial: Baby steps won’t get Louisiana’s needy children into life’s fast lanes With a state budget flush with new revenues signed into law, advocates for improved child care — a bipartisan coalition of conservatives and...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Aug. 04, 2022 16:10 PM EDT

Dunkirk Evening Observer. August 1, 2022. Editorial: LEGISLATURE Why not let voters decide on number? It makes sense why legislative Democrats want to decrease the number of Chautauqua County legislators. With Republicans holding a 15-4 majority on the...

Illinois gets inflation-relief tax break on school supplies

Aug. 04, 2022 14:48 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Inflation means stocking up on pencils, notebooks, crayons and clothes for your kids’ return to school is more expensive this year, so Illinois state leaders on Thursday offered a 10-day sales tax reduction on classroom needs. Beginning Friday, the state...

Island slave descendants settle Georgia discrimination suit

Aug. 01, 2022 14:15 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — An enclave of slave descendants on the Georgia coast have settled a federal lawsuit that claimed a lack of government services was eroding their island community, one of the few remaining Gullah-Geechee settlements on the Southeast U.S. coast. The agreement...

NC Lt. Gov. Robinson pays delinquent vehicle tax bills

Jul. 29, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson said several unpaid vehicle tax bills in his home county -- some from well over a decade ago -- were a surprise to him. Records show Robinson, a likely candidate for governor in 2024, was delinquent on four...

Seeking new funds, Hamas raises taxes in impoverished Gaza

Jul. 28, 2022 02:06 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza’s Hamas rulers have imposed a slew of new taxes on imported clothes and office supplies just ahead of the new school year, sparking limited but rare protests in the impoverished coastal strip. The move by the militant group comes at a time when...

Stacey Abrams calls for more affordable housing in Georgia

Jul. 27, 2022 10:57 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams is promoting a plan she says will make housing more available and affordable across Georgia if she defeats Republican Gov. Brian Kemp this year. “I will lead the charge in tackling the four central housing challenges faced by Georgians across...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jul. 25, 2022 07:16 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. July 20, 2022. Editorial: Uvalde report downplays the obvious: It’s the guns. A damning state legislative report released Sunday describes pervasive failures to prevent or effectively respond to the Uvalde school massacre, but it fails to...

Hyundai gets $1.8B in aid to build electric cars in Georgia

Jul. 22, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The state of Georgia and local governments are giving $1.8 billion in tax breaks and other incentives to Hyundai Motor Group in exchange for the automaker building its first U.S. plant dedicated to electric vehicles near Savannah, according to the signed agreement disclosed...