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Edwards signs Louisiana assessor car allowance bill into law

Jun. 18, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — All of Louisiana's tax assessors can now give themselves car allowances up to 15% of their salaries, under a bill signed into law by Gov. John Bel Edwards that will authorize the parish officials to pocket an extra $20,000 or more annually. The...

Edmunds: How to pick the right axle ratio for your truck

Jun. 16, 2021 06:48 AM EDT

There are a number of design choices to consider when you’re shopping for a full-size pickup truck. Some are common elements such as bed length, cab size, engine and trim level. But there’s another less well-known purchase decision that’s also important if you plan on towing with your...

Senate plan would probe assets of Ohio food stamp recipients

Jun. 15, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohioans receiving food stamps would have to undergo a new “asset test” that measures total worth, including the value of cars owned by anyone in a household, under a provision in the Senate's version of the state's upcoming two-year budget. The...

Former Kansas Attorney General Vern Miller dies

Jun. 12, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Former Kansas Attorney General Vern Miller, who gained notoriety for several law enforcement stunts during nearly 50 years in law enforcement, has died. Miller died Friday at his home in Mesa, Arizona. He was 92. His son, Marty...

La. lawmakers agree to give assessors hefty car allowance

Jun. 10, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's parish tax assessors should be able to give themselves hefty car allowances up to 15% of their annual six-figure salaries, lawmakers have agreed, giving final passage Thursday to the proposal. A 38-0 Senate vote and a 76-25 House...

Race organizers apologize for Confederate flag inside car

Jun. 10, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Organizers of a NASCAR racing series in North Carolina have apologized after a car with a Confederate flag decal competed in a race last weekend, violating the governing body’s ban. The flag was spotted inside Lee Stimpson’s car Saturday...

Eying deal, GM softens on tough standards for car pollution

Jun. 09, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The nation's largest automaker said Wednesday it can support greenhouse gas emissions limits that other car manufacturers negotiated with California — if they are achieved mostly by promoting sales of fully electric vehicles. It is a new stance for...

California urges EPA to let state set car-emissions standard

Jun. 02, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials from California, New York and other states urged the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to allow California to set its own automobile tailpipe pollution standards, an action that would reverse a Trump administration policy and could help usher in...

Jackson leaders seek to rev up penalties for street racing

Jun. 02, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Jackson City Council committee is recommending tougher penalties to deal with street racing — an ongoing problem in Mississippi’s capital city. The proposal could hike fines for a first offense from $250 to $500, WJTV reported. ...

Groups: Walz's clean air plan hurts Minnesota border towns

Jun. 01, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce wants Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz to stop, or at least delay, his plan to impose new air emissions standards for vehicles in his state. The North Dakota and Minnesota organization, along with about a...