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Governor wants tax cuts, crackdown on crime in election year

Jan. 18, 2022 20:48 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers are pushing to tap an unprecedented windfall of state income to shore up resources for public education, policing, health care and climate regulation at a 30-day legislative session that began on Tuesday. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a...

Record Idaho tax cut clears panel, heads to House for vote

Jan. 18, 2022 17:40 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A panel of lawmakers on Tuesday approved the state’s largest-ever tax relief package, voting to send the $600 million tax measure to the full House. “Every Idahoan benefits from this bill,” said Republican Rep. Mike Moyle. “I want to emphasize that.” ...

Gov. Scott proposes $7.7B budget amid 'historic' resources

Jan. 18, 2022 15:57 PM EST

Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott proposed a $7.7 billion state budget Tuesday at a time when there are “historic” resources that will enable the state to invest in a host of economic development and infrastructure projects, cut taxes and help prepare the state for the future. ...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Jan. 18, 2022 14:54 PM EST

Des Moines Register. Jan. 15, 2022. Editorial: What is the Republicans’ vision for Iowa beyond lower taxes? In the Iowa that elected Republicans indicate they want to shape, you’ll likely pay less in income taxes to the state than you do now. And...

Murphy sworn in for 2nd term as New Jersey governor

Jan. 18, 2022 13:28 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy was inaugurated for a second term Tuesday, taking the oath of office under strict COVID-19 testing, vaccination and masking requirements, and declaring that New Jersey's progressive policies could work nationwide. Murphy...

Kemp says $3B budget boost will bring 'a lot of good things'

Jan. 18, 2022 13:22 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp is pitching his plan to lawmakers to spend almost $3 billion more in the coming budget year, telling them “we've got a lot of good things to talk about this year.” That list includes income tax rebates, pay raises for teachers, university...

Newly appointed tax commissioner to run in 2022 election

Jan. 17, 2022 15:52 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Less than a month after he was appointed North Dakota tax commissioner, Brian Kroshus said he plans to run for the post in the 2022 election. Kroshus, a Republican, was appointed tax commissioner by Gov. Doug Burgum and started on Jan. 4. Kroshus previously...

Arkansas Rep. Joe Jett will not seek reelection to seat

Jan. 17, 2022 10:36 AM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A northeast Arkansas state lawmaker said Monday that he will not run for reelection to his state House seat. Republican Rep. Joe Jett of Success said in a statement that he wants to spend more time working on his family farm and with his family. ...

S. Carolina governor prepares for State of the State speech

Jan. 17, 2022 10:22 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is set to brag about his accomplishments and lay out his goals for 2022 on Wednesday at his annual State of the State speech before the General Assembly. McMaster will speak to both senators and representatives in the South...

Governors turn to budgets to guard against climate change

Jan. 15, 2022 11:37 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Their state budgets flush with cash, Democratic and Republican governors alike want to spend some of the windfall on projects aimed at slowing climate change and guarding against its consequences, from floods and wildfires to dirty air. Democratic...