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Funds to aid Jackson's water system held up as governor rose

Sep. 27, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Years before people in Jackson were recently left without running water for several days, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves claimed to have helped block money to fund water system repairs in the capital city. Reeves, a Republican, blames Jackson's water crisis on...

Spain cuts natural gas sales tax to help people with costs

Sep. 20, 2022 08:58 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain will temporarily slash sales tax on natural gas from 21% to 5% to help consumers face rising energy costs this winter as Russia has cut back gas exports to Europe amid the war in Ukraine. Terera Ribera, Spain’s minister charged with energy policy, said Tuesday...

Idaho tax collections dip below expectations for August

Sep. 14, 2022 17:05 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s individual income taxes, sales taxes and corporate income taxes all fell slightly below monthly projections for August, the state budget office reported Tuesday. The $38.5 million dip below expectations is still a tiny fraction of the state’s $6...

Idaho governor signs massive tax cut, education bill

Sep. 01, 2022 21:15 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little late Thursday signed a massive tax cut and education spending bill made possible by the state’s projected $2 billion budget surplus. The Republican governor signed the bill after it made a speedy trip through the Legislature in a...

Idaho tax, education bill has support, but cracks possible

Aug. 31, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers are scheduled to meet Thursday at the Statehouse to consider using the state’s projected $2 billion budget surplus for a $500 million income tax rebate. Legislators will also consider spending money - a $410 million annual boost for K-12...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Aug. 29, 2022 07:22 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. August 25, 2022. Editorial: Texas should eliminate the tampon tax Abbott’s support signals this tax’s days are numbered. Taxes are, at best, a necessary evil. But there are certain areas where, if we can get the government out...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Aug. 29, 2022 07:22 AM EDT

Detroit News. August 25, 2022. Editorial: Sales tax holiday is pointless pandering Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is proposing a back-to-school supply tax “holiday” that wouldn’t actually give money back to residents anytime soon, despite the promises she claims. ...

Indiana gasoline taxes dropping 5 cents a gallon next month

Aug. 17, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s state gasoline taxes will fall by about 5 cents per gallon next month in the first significant drop since reaching record levels in the spring with the national surge in pump prices. A total of 57 cents per gallon in state taxes will be charged...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Aug. 08, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

Dubuque Telegraph Herald. August 7, 2022. Editorial: Iowa tax holiday should extend to school supplies, most everything else After more than 20 years of administering Iowa’s sales tax holiday weekend in the same way, state officials do not appear interested in...

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...