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Justices weigh effort to balance Washington state's tax code

Jan. 26, 2023 14:54 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — An effort to balance what is considered the nation's most regressive state tax code came before the Washington Supreme Court on Thursday, with justices hearing arguments about whether they should overturn a prohibition on income taxes that dates to the 1930s. ...

New York's AG says MSG lawyer ban may violate anti-bias laws

Jan. 25, 2023 16:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general warned the owner of Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday that it may be violating anti-bias laws with its practice of barring lawyers from its venues if they work for firms suing the company. The attorney...

NY bill would stop MSG from kicking out enemy lawyers

Jan. 23, 2023 18:38 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York City’s Madison Square Garden and other sports venues would be barred from refusing entry to perceived enemies of their owners under a bill introduced to the state Legislature Monday. The proposed legislation comes after the company that owns the...

Lawmakers seek to bar insurrectionists from holding office

Jan. 22, 2023 08:08 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers in a handful of states are trying to send a message two years after the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol: Those who engage in an attempted overthrow of the government shouldn’t be allowed to run it. New York, Connecticut and Virginia are...

Hochul's pick for NY top judge rejected by legislative panel

Jan. 18, 2023 17:04 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s nominee to lead the state's highest court was rejected by a state Senate panel Wednesday, dealing the governor a high-profile setback after weeks of criticism from progressive activists and union officials about the judge's record. ...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jan. 12, 2023 12:52 PM EST

Albany Times Union. January 11, 2023. Editorial: A civil legal right Even when civil legal matters threaten one’s home or livelihood, there is no right to counsel. That’s changing in Albany – and it should in New York state. One statistic says it...

Republicans push anti-abortion measures with new majority

Jan. 11, 2023 18:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are taking early action on abortion with their new majority, approving two measures Wednesday that make clear they want further restraints after the Supreme Court overruled the federal right to abortion last year. The new GOP-led House passed one...

Gas tax collections resume in Georgia after 10-month break

Jan. 10, 2023 12:37 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — State gasoline and diesel taxes make their return in Georgia on Wednesday. The state will resume collecting a tax on gasoline of 29.1 cents per gallon and tax on diesel of 32.6 cents per gallon from wholesalers. That change is likely to trickle through rapidly to...

Liberal senators oppose NY governor's pick to lead top court

Jan. 09, 2023 19:21 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul was urged Monday to withdraw her chief judge nominee by liberal lawmakers who claim he's too conservative and would tilt the state's top court too far to the right. Hochul nominated Hector D. LaSalle to lead the state Court of Appeals...

Democrat Kathy Hochul sworn in as elected New York governor

Jan. 01, 2023 17:05 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Governor Kathy Hochul was sworn in for her first elected term on Sunday, making history as the first woman elected to the position in the state. The Democrat, launching her term as the 57th governor of New York, said her goals were to increase public...