Latest State taxes News

The Latest: Gas tax and Medicaid divide GOP candidates

Jul. 23, 2019 9:18 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a debate by the three Republican candidates for Mississippi governor (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Mississippi Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves says if he becomes governor, he will continue to oppose increasing the gasoline tax to pay for highways and will continue to...

Lawmakers OK tax break for struggling coal-fired power plant

Jul. 23, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a bill to give a tax break to a struggling coal-fired power plant. The Senate and the House of Delegates passed the measure Tuesday without much debate, sending it to the governor's office as the House ended its side of the...

The Latest: W.Va. House ends its side of special session

Jul. 23, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on The special legislative session in West Virginia (all times local): 7:15 p.m. The West Virginia House of Delegates has ended its half of the special legislative session. The House adjourned Tuesday evening. It's unclear when the Senate will finish its business....

Governor: School funds safe despite lawsuit challenging tax

Jul. 23, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak says Nevada school funds are safe, no matter what happens with a lawsuit by Senate Republicans challenging the constitutionality of extending a state payroll tax. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the Democratic governor issued a statement Monday saying the state has...

Lawmakers send $43 billion budget to governor 3 weeks late

Jul. 23, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Nearly a month into the new budget year, Massachusetts is finally on track to have a spending plan in place. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is weighing a $43.1 billion budget approved Monday by state lawmakers. The spending plan includes proposals that would rein in Medicaid prescription drug...

Developments get low-income housing tax credit awards

Jul. 22, 2019 10:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Five affordable housing developments in Detroit have been awarded competitive low-income housing tax credit awards by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority. The tax credits are expected to help create or preserve 536 affordable housing units across the city in developments that...

House advances bill to aid struggling coal-fired power plant

Jul. 22, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia House of Delegates has advanced a bill to exempt a struggling coal-fired power plant from a state tax. Lawmakers in a House finance committee unanimously approved the measure Monday to stop charging FirstEnergy Solutions the $12.5 million tax. It now moves to the...

Editorials from around Ohio

Jul. 22, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Ohio budget prioritizes our children The Canton Repository July 21 Children first. Well before he became governor last November, Mike DeWine said his administration would increase attention on and funding for our state's youngest and most...

Officials will tour Bevin's home again to clear tax dispute

Jul. 22, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Tax officials in Kentucky will get a second tour of Gov. Matt Bevin's mansion amid a long-running dispute over whether the home is assessed too low for tax purposes. The Courier Journal reports the Jefferson County Board of Assessment Adjustment decided Friday to revisit the...

Sununu signs bill responding to sales tax ruling

Jul. 22, 2019 5:25 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire has passed legislation fighting back against a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that cleared the way for other states to collect sales tax from the state's businesses. The so-called Wayfair ruling effectively ending the requirement that a company have a "physical presence" in a...