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Developer linked to embattled Chicago alderman indicted

Apr. 12, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal authorities have accused a real estate developer of steering legal work to a powerful, embattled Chicago alderman in exchange for a permit and financing for a redevelopment project. Charles Cui, 48, is charged with bribery, official misconduct and making a false statement to the FBI,...

GOP governor pushes Texas' first sales tax hike in 30 years

Apr. 10, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday called for Texas' first sales tax increase in nearly 30 years as Republican leaders who promised to boost money for classrooms and cut property taxes struggle to achieve both with just weeks left to deliver. The plan would push the sales tax rate to 7.25%,...

Texas House OKs school finance bill, but tax fight may loom

Apr. 3, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Republican-led Texas House has approved a bipartisan school finance bill that would pour $9 billion into the state's public education system — lawmakers' latest attempt to revamp a funding structure the state Supreme Court has deemed barely constitutional. Houston Republican...

Manhattan tolls, plastic bag ban approved in New York budget

Mar. 31, 2019 11:25 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's Democrat-controlled Legislature worked into the night Sunday to wrap up work on a new state budget that includes new tolls on motorists driving into the busiest parts of Manhattan and a statewide ban on plastic bags. The Senate and Assembly began voting on budget bills Sunday...

A look at key items in New York's $175.5 billion budget plan

Mar. 31, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Here's a look at some of the key items included in the $175.5 billion state budget agreement announced Sunday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Democrat-controlled New York Legislature: MANHATTAN TOLLS: Vehicles traveling south of 61st Street will be charged a toll beginning in...

Thinking ahead: How to prepare next year's tax filing now

Mar. 31, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

If you weren't happy with your tax bill this year, or you're worried about next year's, this is the time to take action. CHECK YOUR WITHHOLDINGS If you do only one thing, review the withholdings on your paycheck. The tax overhaul changed how much employers withhold from paychecks. If you withhold too much, you...

Manhattan tolls, plastic bag ban poised for approval in NY

Mar. 30, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New tolls to drive into parts of Manhattan and a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags are two of the biggest proposals poised for approval as New York state lawmakers work to pass a new state budget before a Monday deadline. Other measures expected to be included in the $175 billion...

Ban on plastic bags comes close to reality in a 3rd state

Mar. 29, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo and fellow Democrats who control the Legislature have reached a deal to make New York the third state with a ban on single-use plastic grocery bags as they worked to finalize budget agreements, officials said Friday. The ban would prohibit grocery stores from providing...

2020 presidential candidate Jay Inslee releases tax returns

Mar. 29, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday became the latest Democratic presidential candidate to release his tax returns , while bashing President Donald Trump for refusing such a disclosure. "It's time for him to come clean with the American people," Inslee said on Fox News' "Fox & Friends," adding that he was...

County officials vacationed at vendor's Florida beach condo

Mar. 13, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Two Iowa county treasurers recently vacationed with a businessman they have supported for a lucrative tax website contract, staying at his Florida beach property for free in an apparent violation of state ethics law. Dubuque County Treasurer Eric Stierman and Winneshiek County...