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Justice calls lawmakers back to Capitol for special session

Nov. 14, 2019 4:32 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is calling lawmakers back for another special legislative session. The Republican governor on Thursday issued a proclamation to have the legislature take up bills dealing with tourism tax credits, expunging DUI offenses and the state road fund on...

Residents fear development will displace them

Nov. 10, 2019 3:05 AM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Voncile Whitaker flips through a three-ring binder, tracing her hand along photos and newspaper clippings from the early days of the city's black population. Whitaker, 66, grew up in River Park, a Naples neighborhood developed in the '60s as a segregated community for black residents,...

Minnesota governor pursuing more electric cars for the state

Nov. 9, 2019 1:06 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz is on a crusade. He wants to lower carbon emissions from Minnesota's transportation sector, and says his latest plan to adopt California rules for tailpipe emissions could help make a dent, in part by invigorating a lagging market for electric vehicles. "If we had more...

International game testing company coming to New Orleans

Nov. 7, 2019 6:33 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An English digital game-testing company plans a quality assurance testing facility in New Orleans. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said in a news release Thursday that Testronic Laboratories, based in the south London town of Croydon, plans to employ 150 people within five years. It says...

Ohio governor signs repeal of state sales tax on tampons

Nov. 7, 2019 5:27 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has signed into law a measure repealing Ohio's sales tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products. The Republican governor signed the measure Wednesday. It was included in another bill that provides a tax credit to teachers who buy school supplies....

AG investigates former Missouri National Guard general

Nov. 4, 2019 8:16 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Newly obtained records show that the Missouri attorney general is investigating whether the longtime former top general of the Missouri National Guard "misused his office." The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that documents obtained through an open records request show that the...

Bevin promotes school-choice efforts during Louisville stop

Oct. 31, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Venturing into a Democratic stronghold with another high-profile surrogate from the Trump administration, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin promoted school-choice efforts Thursday as a way to help urban neighborhoods as he campaigned in Kentucky's largest city. Democratic challenger Andy...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Oct. 30, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: New corporate tax will benefit state coffers The Altoona Mirror Oct. 27 For years, many states have been collecting corporate income taxes from companies that do not have offices, employees or property in them. Pennsylvania...

New York could plan for next federal government shutdown

Oct. 29, 2019 5:26 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York could plan for the next federal shutdown to make sure residents are able to access public services from food stamps to air traffic safety to tax refunds. Legislators will hear from the public about such possible plans at a public hearing Tuesday morning in the Senate hearing room...

Taxpayers face $6.5M tab for tax break investigation

Oct. 28, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy's investigation into corporate tax breaks has so far cost New Jersey taxpayers $6.5 million, according to invoices obtained by The Associated Press through an open records request. Murphy, a Democrat, set up a task force early this year after separate state auditor and...