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California governor proposes public school 'transformation'

May. 12, 2021 20:11 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed a “total transformation” of public schools in America’s largest state Wednesday by offering pre-kindergarten to all 4-year-olds, opening up college savings accounts for low-income students and offering universal...

North Carolina lawmakers dash toward key bill deadline

May. 12, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina legislature plowed thorough dozens of measures on Wednesday in meeting its traditional parliamentary deadline, whittling down the universe of bills that could become law during the next two years. House and Senate members held...

Jenner's claim she didn't vote at odds with LA county record

May. 12, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner wants to be governor of California but she took a pass on voting on some of the state's most critical issues last year, from worker rights to taxes and affordable housing to affirmative action. Or did she? In the latest example...

GOP leaders set to join lawsuit allowing aid to cover cuts

May. 12, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican legislative leaders moved Wednesday toward joining a federal lawsuit demanding that states be allowed to use federal coronavirus relief money to cover tax cuts. Senate President Chris Kapenga and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos began...

Missouri lawmakers pass first gas tax hike in 25 years

May. 12, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s gas tax could soon rise for the first time in 25 years after the state's Republican-led Legislature passed a gradual increase that is projected to raise hundreds of millions of new dollars for roads and bridges. Republican Gov....

Can Oregon Democrats learn from B.C.’s carbon tax?

May. 12, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

In 2019 and again in 2020, Oregon Republicans walked out of the state Legislature to prevent a vote on cap-and-trade climate bills. The legislation was meant to drive down the state’s carbon emissions, but Republicans feared the bills would place the greatest burden of higher fuel prices on...

Amazon wins EU court fight over $300 million tax ruling

May. 12, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — In the latest setback to European Union efforts to tackle corporate tax avoidance, a court on Wednesday annulled a ruling by the European Commission that a tax deal between Amazon and Luxembourg's government amounted to illegal state support. The EU's...

Tennessee sports betting tops $18M in taxes in 1st 6 months

May. 12, 2021 04:54 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mobile-only sports betting in Tennessee has brought in $18.5 million in privilege tax revenue over the first six months that wagers have been accepted, a regulator said Tuesday. Tennessee Lottery CEO Rebecca Hargrove told the state’s Sports...

Missouri lawmakers pass gas tax hike

May. 12, 2021 00:56 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's gas tax would increase for the first time in decades under a bill passed late Tuesday by the GOP-led Legislature. If signed by Republican Gov. Mike Parson, the contentious proposal would raise the state's 17-cent gas tax to pay for...

Wyoming lawmakers continue to mull revenue, K-12 deficit

May. 11, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers discussed what to do about a $300 million annual K-12 education shortfall amid ongoing reluctance to raise or impose new taxes. The budgetary concerns before the Joint Revenue Committee on Monday follow a decade of sharply falling...