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McConnell: Bevin 'had a good 4 years,' but likely lost

Nov. 11, 2019 2:38 PM EST

GHENT, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin "had a good four years," but he says a review of Bevin's narrow reelection defeat is unlikely to change the outcome. Bevin trailed Democrat Andy Beshear by about 5,000 votes in the Nov. 5 election. A re-canvass of votes...

$30 car tab measure passes in Washington, billions to be cut

Nov. 6, 2019 9:45 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state voters have approved a measure cutting car tabs to $30, heartily endorsing an idea that has been around for decades in a move that will cut billions of dollars from transportation budgets and leave governments scrambling for a way to pay for road paving, light rail and other...

Amazon's spending in Seattle Council races doesn't deliver

Nov. 6, 2019 7:49 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon poured $1.5 million into an effort to overhaul Seattle's City Council this year. It didn't deliver. Though many votes remain to be counted, early returns suggest the online retail giant and other business interests will have fewer obvious allies on the Council than at any time in...

The Latest: $30 car tab measure passes in Washington

Nov. 6, 2019 7:08 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on a measure that would cap car tabs at $30 in Washington state (all times local): 4:07 p.m. Washington state voters have approved a measure cutting car tabs to $30, a move that will cut billions of dollars from transportation budgets and leave governments scrambling for a way to...

Trump may face fight over planned move from NYC to Florida

Nov. 1, 2019 11:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump a Florida man? Not so fast. Despite a stinging "good riddance" tweet from New York's governor, the president's home state may not let him go to Florida without a fight. Trump's plan to shift his permanent residence to Palm Beach will likely be heavily scrutinized by New York...

After tax law, Florida sees movers but not from New York

Nov. 1, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — In the first few months after the new federal tax law went into effect, Florida saw jumps in new residents moving from Connecticut and Massachusetts. There were smaller year-over-year increases in new Florida residents from New Jersey and Pennsylvania, but no jump from New York...

Trump changes primary residence from New York to Florida

Oct. 31, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he will be making Palm Beach, Florida, his permanent residence after he leaves the White House, rather than returning to Trump Tower in New York. Trump tweeted late Thursday that he cherished New York. But he added that "despite the fact that I pay millions of...

Uber sues Chicago suburb of Skokie over new ride-hailing tax

Oct. 31, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

SKOKIE, Ill. (AP) — Uber is suing the Chicago suburb of Skokie, alleging that its new tax on ride-hailing services violates the Illinois constitution. The lawsuit asks a Cook County judge to block Skokie from collecting the tax, which took effect Wednesday. The Chicago Sun-Times reports Uber claims the...

Correction: Amazon-City Council Spending story

Oct. 30, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — In a story Oct. 29 about Amazon's contributions to the Seattle City Council elections, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of a council member. It is Lorena González, not Gonzáles. A corrected version of the story is below: Amazon hopes $1.5 mil elects pro-business...

German government sees slightly lower tax income

Oct. 30, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government says its tax income next year is expected to fall 1.7 billion euros ($1.9 billion) short of previous forecasts as the outlook for Europe's biggest economy cools. A twice-yearly assessment by tax experts released Wednesday by the Finance Ministry showed that federal,...