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Editorial Roundup: New York

Jun. 30, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Auburn Citizen. June 29, 2022. Editorial: Don’t rush legislation at NY special session Gov. Kathy Hochul has called for a special session of the state Legislature on Thursday aimed at addressing the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that invalidated the state’s...

Judge says NYC can't let noncitizens vote in city elections

Jun. 27, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City can't let noncitizens vote for mayor and other city officials, a judge ruled Monday, siding with Republicans who challenged the measure as unconstitutional. In January, New York became the first major U.S. city to grant widespread municipal voting...

Seattle starts work on bridge from market to waterfront

Jun. 25, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle has started work on a new pedestrian bridge that will connect Pike Place Market to the downtown waterfront. Dubbed “Overlook Walk,” the bridge will stretch above Alaskan Way, with one arm descending directly to a new waterfront promenade and another arm...

Arizona lawmakers push final bills as adjournment looms

Jun. 24, 2022 00:55 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature was moving Thursday night to vote on a flurry of bills lawmakers need to clear off their desks so they can adjourn for the year. Waiting in the wings for Friday's expected last day of the session was one of the most contentious bills of the...

Parson signs law exempting World Cup tickets from sales tax

Jun. 23, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday signed a bill that will reduce the cost of World Cup tickets when the soccer tournament comes to Kansas City in 2026. The bill exempts tickets for the FIFA World Cup games from sales tax. The Missouri Legislature passed...

Idaho to receive $35.8 million in federal land payments

Jun. 23, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s 44 counties will receive a combined $35.8 million under a program intended to offset the loss of property taxes on federally managed land within the state, the Interior Department announced Thursday. President Joe Biden in March signed an...

House approves ban on city home, apartment rental taxes

Jun. 22, 2022 20:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona House on Wednesday approved a ban on cities and towns levying taxes on rent for apartments and homes, a move that will save renters but cost municipalities about $200 million a year. The measure has support from Republican Senate President Karen Fann,...

WA, OR leaders skeptical about pausing gas taxes

Jun. 22, 2022 20:08 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday urged Congress to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months and urged states to do the same at the local level. But both the Democratic governors of Washington and Oregon indicated they were unlikely to pursue a...

Seattle tax on big businesses upheld by state appeals court

Jun. 21, 2022 21:04 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — An appellate court judge has upheld Seattle’s payroll tax, affirming a decision made in King County Superior Court last year. In an opinion published Tuesday, the Division I Court of Appeals deemed Seattle’s JumpStart tax lawful, The Seattle Times reported. ...

States offer tax breaks, funds for chance to host World Cup

Jun. 15, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — U.S. cities and states have lined up with tax breaks and millions of dollars in both public and private investments for a chance at hosting 2026 FIFA World Cup games, set to be announced Thursday. The prize is a share of what FIFA expects to be more than...