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St. Louis merger group: Plan would save millions in taxes

Feb. 20, 2019 11:36 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The nonprofit behind an effort to merge the city of St. Louis with St. Louis County says the consolidation would save the region's taxpayers nearly $5 billion in the first 10 years, but some local leaders are questioning the numbers. Better Together released its fiscal analysis Wednesday....

Amazon decision a win for Democrats' rising left wing

Feb. 15, 2019 12:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — What is happening to the Democrats? Captivated by a handful of liberal superstars, they are venturing where the party has long feared to tread: Steep taxes on the rich. Abolishing an immigration enforcement agency. Proposing "economic transformation" to combat climate change. Gleefully...

NYC papers view Amazon deal's collapse as an embarrassment

Feb. 15, 2019 12:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The editorial boards of New York City's largest newspapers viewed the collapse of a deal to bring a new Amazon headquarters to New York as an embarrassment for the city and a symptom of an increasingly unfriendly political environment for big employers. A look at their editorials: The Daily...

Eugene to consider payroll tax for public safety

Feb. 15, 2019 10:47 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Eugene City Council will consider a proposed payroll tax paid by employers and employees that would generate an estimated $22.8 million a year to pay for an expansion of the municipal public safety system. The Register Guard reports the proposed payroll tax is the recommendation of...

The Latest: Arlington says it's sticking to its Amazon plans

Feb. 14, 2019 8:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the decision by Amazon to dump New York City as a location for a new headquarters (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Arlington, Virginia, doesn't expect its plans to build a new Amazon headquarters to change, even though Amazon has scuttled a plan to build a headquarters in New...

GE to downsize Boston headquarters, reimburse state $87M

Feb. 14, 2019 4:31 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — General Electric announced Thursday it will downsize its world headquarters in Boston and will return $87 million that Massachusetts spent as part of an incentives package to lure the company from Connecticut three years ago. The industrial conglomerate has been restructuring its operations...

Medical pot sales in Oklahoma top $4.3 million in January

Feb. 13, 2019 8:26 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Numbers from the Oklahoma Tax Commission show medical marijuana sales topped $4.3 million in January, a four-fold increase from the previous month. The agency released figures on Tuesday that show the 7 percent tax on medical marijuana sales generated $305,265 in January. That figure...

New York Gov. Cuomo to urge Trump to rethink tax changes

Feb. 12, 2019 6:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited the White House on Tuesday to urge President Donald Trump to rethink a provision in the 2017 tax overhaul that Cuomo says is prompting a sharp decline in state revenues. The Democratic governor met with the Republican president to discuss the $10,000 cap...

NY Gov. Cuomo to meet with Trump about impact of tax changes

Feb. 11, 2019 4:27 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will travel to Washington, D.C., this week for a meeting with President Donald Trump to discuss how recent federal tax changes are hurting the state's bottom line. The Democratic governor told reporters on Monday that he'll urge the president to reconsider a...

Council votes against censure for former Nashville mayor

Feb. 6, 2019 11:27 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials in Tennessee have opted not to censure former Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, who resigned from office after pleading guilty to stealing thousands of taxpayer dollars to carry on an affair with her bodyguard. The Metro Nashville Council decided Tuesday that Barry's...