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Highlights of Republican-authored Wisconsin state budget

Jun. 17, 2021 22:34 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Legislature's budget-writing committee completed its work Thursday on the state's next two-year spending plan, paving the way for the Senate and Assembly to vote on it later this month. Here are some highlights of the budget as...

Wisconsin Republicans insert $3.3 billion tax cut in budget

Jun. 17, 2021 22:28 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans wrapped up revisions on the 2021-23 state budget Thursday night by leaning on unprecedented revenue projections to build a roughly $3.3 billion tax cut into the spending plan. Lawmakers learned last week the state is projected...

Arizona GOP budget holdouts near win on tax cut changes

Jun. 17, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A pair of Republican Arizona lawmakers who objected to a $1.9 billion tax cut in a $12.8 billion GOP budget deal were close Thursday to winning major concessions that would secure their support for the spending plan before the whole deal came to a halt over the tax cut's...

Docs show Bakersfield police broke bones in 31 people

Jun. 17, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — On Nov. 24, 2017, Robert Cruz Jr. biked north along Baker Street, on a quiet block straddling Bakersfield’s once-thriving old town and struggling new, restaurants interspersed with a rehab center and a prepaid phone store. ...

Iowa governor signs tax cut, mental health care funding law

Jun. 16, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa. Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday signed into law a tax bill that requires the state to take over funding of mental health services, removing them from local property taxes. The measure also phases out the state inheritance tax by 2025,...

Richmond council votes to hold referendum on casino

Jun. 16, 2021 09:00 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Richmond City Council has voted to hold a referendum on building a casino. News outlets report that the council voted 8-1 on Monday to approve the addition of the November referendum on whether to permit the casino to be built. Councilwoman...

Motion filed to join lawsuit over Kansas City police funding

Jun. 14, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The president of the Urban League of Greater Kansas City filed a motion Monday that she said was intended to represent taxpayers in a lawsuit over proposals to change how part of the city's police department budget is spent. Gwen Grant said in a...

Boston to review city's payment in lieu of taxes system

Jun. 14, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston is planning a review of the system under which tax-exempt organizations including universities, hospitals and nonprofit cultural institutions make voluntary payments to the city, officials announced Monday. The city will put together a task force...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jun. 14, 2021 09:13 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. June 12, 2021. Editorial: Why are the Indians withholding their top name-change options? The Cleveland Indians recently announced that they’d narrowed down the list of possible new team names to 1,198. What are those names?...

Columbia, Joplin win millions in lawsuit against CenturyLink

Jun. 12, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The city of Columbia should receive nearly $54 million after a long legal battle with a telecommunications company over unpaid taxes, a judge has ruled. A ruling from St. Louis County Circuit Judge Ellen Ribaudo last week also awarded the city of...