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Holcomb names Grennes to lead state Department of Revenue

Jan. 21, 2020 7:50 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The chief operating officer of the Indiana Department of Revenue is being promoted to the agency's commissioner. Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Friday that he has selected Bob Grennes to serve as commissioner, effective Feb. 1. He will succeed Adam Krupp, who's resigning to run for state...

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2019 file photo New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham gives her State of the State address during the opening of the New Mexico legislative session at the state Capitol in Santa Fe, N.M. New Mexico Democrats pushed forward a progressive agenda as the booming oil industry made headlines in 2019 with record revenues for the state's coffers. (AP Photo/Craig Fritz,File)

Legislature considers tuition-free college, legalizing pot

Jan. 20, 2020 4:02 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Efforts are underway to legalize and tax recreational marijuana sales, fund tuition-free college and shore up pensions for state and local government workers as the New Mexico Legislature convenes. Here are some things to watch during the 30-day session that begins Tuesday at noon....

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during halftime of the Super Bowl XLI football game in Miami. Minnesota court records show a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Prince's family members has been quietly dismissed in recent months against all defendants. Prince died of an accidental fentanyl overdose on April 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Prince wrongful death case dismissed; estate case continues

Jan. 20, 2020 12:04 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A wrongful death lawsuit filed by Prince's family members has been quietly dismissed in recent months, suggesting family members have reached settlements with defendants including the Minnesota doctor who saw Prince in the weeks before his death and the Illinois hospital that treated him...

In this Jan. 15, 2020, photo, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. In the dawn of what may be her toughest reelection fight, veteran Collins has parachuted into familiar terrain _ the pressure-packed middle of an issue, this time the impeachment of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Impeachment lands Sen. Collins in familiar spot: crosshairs

Jan. 18, 2020 1:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing perhaps her toughest reelection fight, veteran Sen. Susan Collins has parachuted into familiar terrain — the heart of a hot-button issue, this time President Donald Trump's impeachment. With Senate trial proceedings starting Tuesday, the moderate Maine Republican says she'll...

Report: Tax collections in Hawaii increased by about 5%

Jan. 18, 2020 12:03 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Tax collections in Hawaii were up by about 5% last year, a report said. The state Department of Taxation sent the annual report in December to Democratic Gov. David Ige and the state Legislature, Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports. The report showed that $8.2 billion was collected in fiscal year...

Maryland governor proposes tax relief for retirees

Jan. 16, 2020 2:47 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland would cut state income taxes for retirees under a proposal announced Thursday by Gov. Larry Hogan. Hogan, a Republican, said his proposal would bring more than $1 billion in tax relief for retirees over five years. Maryland taxes have forced too many Marylanders to leave the...

Flanked by Speaker of the House Ron Ryckman, left, and Senate President Susan Wagle, Gov. Laura Kelly outlines her agenda for the Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature in the annual State of the State address Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Topeka, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Kansas governor pushes for highway plan, Medicaid expansion

Jan. 15, 2020 9:53 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday called for a new program to improve the state's roads and bridges, urged state lawmakers to approve a bipartisan Medicaid expansion plan and warned she is likely to veto the income tax cuts that Republicans are pursuing. The Democratic governor...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jan. 15, 2020 5:34 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Take wait, see approach on state budget Altoona Mirror Jan. 12 For the past two fiscal years, Pennsylvania taxpayers have had cause for cautious optimism about the Keystone State’s financial condition for the short and...

Tax preparer who prepared false tax returns sentenced

Jan. 15, 2020 4:49 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has sentenced a tax preparer who pleaded guilty to preparing false tax returns. Devon Williams, who now lives in Atlanta, was sentenced Tuesday to spend eight months behind bars and pay the IRS $550,000 in restitution, the New Haven Register reported. Williams...

Louisiana residents can start filing income taxes Jan. 27

Jan. 15, 2020 11:25 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana personal income taxpayers can start filing their 2019 state tax returns on Jan. 27, the same day the IRS begins accepting federal income tax filings. The state revenue department announced the filing plans Wednesday. The deadline to file Louisiana individual income tax...