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Democrats in key House races push against tax deduction cap

Sep. 19, 2018 1:08 PM EDT

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Congressman Leonard Lance voted last December with the interests of his northern New Jersey district in mind when he opposed his own party's sweeping tax overhaul. The cap on deductions for state and local taxes that was part of the Republican plan was bound to mean that many...

Long held as oldest in US, New Jersey nuclear plant closes

Sep. 17, 2018 6:19 PM EDT

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A nuclear power plant long considered to be the oldest in America shut down Monday, the victim of its age and inability to compete with newer, cheaper gas-fired power plants. The Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in New Jersey went offline at noon Monday, powering down...

House Republicans seek permanent tax cuts as elections loom

Sep. 10, 2018 7:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders have unveiled their proposal to expand the massive tax law they hustled through Congress last year. They're aiming to make permanent the individual tax cuts and small-business income deductions now set to expire in 2026. With midterm elections barely two months...

Houston-area voters overwhelmingly back flood-control bond

Aug. 25, 2018 11:43 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Voters in Houston and its surrounding county marked the anniversary of Hurricane Harvey coming ashore by approving the issuance of $2.5 billion in bonds to fund flood-control projects that might mitigate the damage caused by future storms. With nearly all precincts reporting Saturday night,...

The Latest: Houston area backs $2.5B flood-control bond

Aug. 25, 2018 11:42 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Houston area election for issuance of flood-control bonds (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Houston-area voters have marked the anniversary of Hurricane Harvey coming ashore by approving the issuance of $2.5 billion in bonds that will fund critical flood-control projects. With...

Chicago candidate cleared after giving out money at church

Aug. 24, 2018 4:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois State Board of Elections has cleared a Chicago mayoral candidate who handed out more than $200,000 to people at a church. The board said Friday that Willie Wilson didn't violate election laws when he distributed cash and checks at a South Side church in July. Critics say he...

Govt acts to stop high-tax states from skirting $10K cap

Aug. 24, 2018 2:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has laid down rules aimed at preventing residents in high-tax states from avoiding a new cap on widely popular state and local tax deductions. The action under the new Republican tax law pits the government against high-tax, heavily Democratic states in an...

Govt acts to stop high-tax states from skirting $10K cap

Aug. 23, 2018 9:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has laid down rules aimed at preventing residents in high-tax states from avoiding a new cap on widely popular state and local tax deductions. The action under the new Republican tax law pits the government against high-tax, heavily Democratic states in an...

For-profit firefighters find work in at-risk Oregon county

Aug. 20, 2018 11:40 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — No one was home at a house deep in the woods of Josephine County, Oregon. The people who live here had evacuated days ago along with hundreds of their neighbors. As flames from the Taylor Creek Fire got closer and closer, the firefighters showed up. They came to prepare for the worst...

The Latest: Democratic nominee launches attacks on Kobach

Aug. 14, 2018 9:29 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the counting of provisional ballots in the tight Republican primary for Kansas governor (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Democratic nominee for Kansas governor Laura Kelly is launching attacks against Republican opponent Kris Kobach now that Gov. Jeff Colyer has conceded the...