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Virginia taxpayers must file by Nov. 1 under extension

Oct. 22, 2019 4:45 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The deadline is approaching for Virginia taxpayers who plan to file under the automatic six-month individual income tax extension. Taxpayers must file by Nov. 1. In 2018, approximately 373,000 people in Virginia took advantage of the six-month extension. State tax officials encourage...

Kansas GOP leader's Medicaid plan would boost tobacco taxes

Oct. 21, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A Republican leader spearheading an effort to pass a GOP plan for expanding Medicaid in Kansas has drafted a proposal that is likely to upset conservatives because it would increase tobacco taxes and does not include a work requirement for program participants. The proposal from...

ACLU-MN lawsuit seeks to restore voting rights for felons

Oct. 21, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the state of Minnesota to restore the voting rights of convicted felons who are on supervised release or probation. The group's Minnesota chapter says the lawsuit filed Monday in Ramsey County District Court would affect more than 52,000...

Trial to begin in $1.4B Oregon forestry management lawsuit

Oct. 20, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — A trial in a $1.4 billion breach-of-contract lawsuit brought against the state of Oregon by 150 counties and other taxing districts over the issue of forest management is scheduled to begin Thursday. The lawsuit, filed nearly four years ago, claims the state has not managed forests for...

Colorado votes on tax regime embraced by conservatives

Oct. 19, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Democrats who control Colorado's Statehouse are asking voters in November to dismantle part of a state tax regime that for decades has served as a model for fiscal conservatives nationwide. Coloradans will decide if the state can permanently keep tax revenue that otherwise would be refunded...

Quiet on set: Filming in Georgia's cemeteries is complicated

Oct. 19, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — There aren't many worse sights than someone messing with your mother's grave. That's what Warren Bond walked up on at the College Park Cemetery two and a half years ago. Bond saw fresh dirt atop the grave of his mother, who died in 1997, and a film crew. Shocked, he immediately...

New Mexico governor probes for tax inequities

Oct. 18, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is seeking advice on how to make the state's tax system more fair and efficient. The first-year Democratic governor on Friday announced the appointment of a new committee to evaluate New Mexico's tax code. A second appointed committee will examine tax...

Correction: Tax Receipts-September story

Oct. 18, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — In a story Oct. 15 about Nebraska's September tax collections, The Associated Press misstated the amount of revenue the state collected. It collected $552 million last month, not $522 million. A corrected version of the story is below: Nebraska tax collections above projections in...

Kansas City T-Bones get new owner, will stay in Kansas

Oct. 18, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas City T-Bones have a prospective new owner and a plan to stay in Kansas City, Kansas. The Unified Government of Wyandotte County/ Kansas City, Kansas, on Thursday approved an agreement to use $1 million in tax revenues to help the team stay in the area. The county evicted...

Task force: Public 'essentially paid for' 76ers NJ fee

Oct. 17, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey task force indicated Thursday that the Philadelphia 76ers got approved for a bigger tax break than they deserved when they moved their practice facility to Camden, New Jersey. Task force attorney Jim Walden said Thursday the public "essentially paid for" the roughly...