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Atlanta opening new police precinct amid secession push

Jan. 13, 2022 14:46 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta’s recently elected mayor unveiled a new police precinct in the city’s large Buckhead district on Thursday, as he tries to head off an effort to turn the wealthy, white enclave into its own city over concerns about a spike in crime. Meanwhile, a bill at...

Bill would send some sports betting taxes to Atlantic City

Jan. 06, 2022 15:16 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are considering a bill that would redirect some sports betting taxes from a state agency to the city of Atlantic City for property tax relief. The measure, introduced last month by state Sen. Troy Singleton, a southern New Jersey...

New mayor inaugurated for South Carolina's capital city

Jan. 05, 2022 10:52 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Daniel Rickenmann, a longtime Columbia city councilmember, has taken office as the new mayor of South Carolina's capital city. Rickenmann celebrated his inauguration Tuesday in an outdoor ceremony by the city hall, news outlets reported. In a...

Wisconsin tax burden rises for first time in decade

Jan. 05, 2022 10:24 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's state tax burden increased slightly last year for the first time in a decade due largely to a pandemic-related economic surge, according to a report released Wednesday. The nonpartisan Wisconsin Policy Forum's study found total state and local taxes...

Judge throws out most of St. Louis earnings tax lawsuit

Jan. 05, 2022 10:20 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A judge has thrown out most of a lawsuit that seeks refunds of St. Louis city earnings tax payments for people who began working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic starting in early 2020. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that St. Louis Circuit Judge...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jan. 05, 2022 07:29 AM EST

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. January 2, 2021. Editorial: PFAS caution is warranted It’s not surprising that there are questions about the closure of several wells last year in Eau Claire due to contamination with PFAS chemicals. Some of those will most likely be...

Republicans eye repealing, replacing huge Arizona tax cuts

Jan. 01, 2022 14:04 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Republican lawmakers who pushed through a nearly $2 billion income tax cut in the last session are looking to repeal it and replace it with a new version, a move that would end a voter referendum that has stopped the tax cut law from taking effect. The...

Millennial Money: Would you relocate for $10K? Should you?

Dec. 28, 2021 07:03 AM EST

Cities and states are shelling out serious cash to lure remote workers. Tulsa, Oklahoma, will pay you $10,000 to move there and telework. West Virginia is offering $12,000 and two years of free outdoor gear rental. Move to Maine, and the state will help you pay off your student...

Georgia license, registration services to be out for 4 days

Dec. 27, 2021 17:54 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgians won't be able to renew driver licenses or vehicle registrations for several days beginning later this week. The state Department of Driver Services computer system will be taken offline after offices close on Thursday and won't be available again until Jan....

Benford, frequent candidate in Mississippi, dies at 79

Dec. 27, 2021 11:44 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Dorothy “Dot” Benford, a Democrat who ran unsuccessfully for several political offices in Mississippi, has died at age 79. Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart told WLBT-TV that Benford was found at home Sunday after dying of natural causes. ...