Latest State taxes News

Lawmakers slash personal income taxes in state budget deal

Jul. 16, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio would cut personal income taxes by 4%, keep a debated business tax break and change how pharmacy benefits are administered for Medicaid users to boost transparency and control those costs under a proposed two-year state budget passed Tuesday by a conference committee. The...

The Latest: 4% tax cut, pharmacy compensation in Ohio budget

Jul. 16, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the crafting of Ohio's next two-year state budget (all times local): 8 p.m. The latest version of Ohio's proposed two-year state budget would cut personal income taxes by 4%, keep a debated business tax break and change how pharmacy benefits are administered for Medicaid...

Organizers abandon effort to overturn school funding package

Jul. 16, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon business group says it will no longer try to overturn an education tax package meant to provide a $1 billion funding increase to the state's public school system. Oregon Manufacturers & Commerce said in a statement Tuesday the group has abandoned efforts to send the school...

Average US price of gas up by 10 cents per gallon to $2.83

Jul. 14, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has risen by 10 cents per gallon (3.8 liters) over the past three weeks to $2.83. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says Sunday that crude oil prices contributed to the increase at the pump. Additionally,...

1 year, $3.2 billion later, New Jersey sports betting soars

Jul. 12, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gamblers plunked down more than $3 billion on sports in the first full year that it became legal, helping the state challenge Nevada for the nationwide lead in the fast-growing industry. Figures released Friday by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement show the...

Missouri governor signs GM tax break bill

Jul. 10, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday signed a business incentive bill aimed in part at enticing General Motors to expand in the state. The economic development package will allow GM to receive up to $50 million of tax credits over 10 years if it invests $750 million to expand a...

Fines, jail, probation, debt: Court policies punish the poor

Jul. 10, 2019 8:40 AM EDT

LIBERTY, Tenn. (AP) — Johnny Gibbs has been trying to get a valid driver's license for 20 years, but he just can't afford it. To punish him for high school truancy in 1999, Tennessee officials told him he would not be able to legally drive until he turned 21. He drove anyway, incurring two tickets and...

Democrats highlight mental health money in vetoed budget

Jul. 9, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Democrats accused Republican Gov. Chris Sununu of blocking progress on multiple mental health care fronts Tuesday, while his office countered that the state's challenges can be met without the business tax increases included in the budget he vetoed. Sununu vetoed a bill...

Wyoming coal miners left wondering after bankruptcy filing

Jul. 7, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming coal workers who were locked out of their jobs after a company filed for bankruptcy protection are wondering whether they'll ever be called back to work. The West Virginia-based Blackjewel LLC has 580 employees at two open-pit mines in northeastern Wyoming, Eagle Butte and...

Worries over move making Oregonians pay Washington sales tax

Jul. 4, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregonians, say goodbye to your Washington sales tax break — at least as you've come to know it. Gone are the days of showing an Oregon ID at a Washington register and getting an automatic pass on sales tax. Starting July 1, Oregonians who shop in Washington must save their...