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Nebraska state tax collections exceed projections in October

Nov. 15, 2019 12:28 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state government once again collected more tax revenue than expected last month. The Nebraska Department of Revenue reported Friday that the state received a net of $290 million in October, which is nearly 9% higher than the $266 million expected in an April forecast. The...

Editorials from around Oregon

Nov. 15, 2019 12:18 PM EST

Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers: ___ The Register Guard, Nov. 10, on homelessness: The fact that a group like Wake Up Eugene exists demonstrates that people’s patience with the homelessness crisis and the city’s response are at a breaking point. This is a compassionate city, but...

Arkansas governor launches campaign to keep highway tax

Nov. 15, 2019 11:27 AM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ Republican governor and the leaders of the state’s top lobbying groups have launched a campaign to keep a half-cent sales tax for road needs. Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday called the effort to keep the tax his top priority among next year’s ballot...

Last governor’s race of 2019 tops Louisiana ballot Saturday

Nov. 15, 2019 11:11 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana voters will settle the nation’s last 2019 gubernatorial contest Saturday, deciding whether to give the Deep South’s only Democratic governor a second term or replace him with a Republican businessman favored by President Donald Trump. Democratic incumbent...

New Jersey seeks $640M from Uber for misclassifying workers

Nov. 14, 2019 5:22 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is seeking more than $640 million from Uber in taxes and penalties, saying the ride-hailing company misclassified its drivers as independent contractors. The decision is the latest setback for Uber and other companies in the so-called “gig economy” that rely...

Justice calls lawmakers back to Capitol for special session

Nov. 14, 2019 4:32 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is calling lawmakers back for another special legislative session. The Republican governor on Thursday issued a proclamation to have the legislature take up bills dealing with tourism tax credits, expunging DUI offenses and the state road fund on...

Senate Republicans unveil no-tolls transportation plan

Nov. 14, 2019 4:07 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Senate Republicans in Connecticut unveiled an alternative transportation plan on Thursday that doesn’t rely on tolls or tax increases but includes many of the same projects proposed by Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont. The 10-year, nearly $18 billion FASTR CT initiative from the...

Report: Wisconsin taxes have dropped over past 2 decades

Nov. 14, 2019 9:17 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new report shows that taxes paid by Wisconsin residents as a share of personal income have fallen by more than two percentage points over the past 20 years. The Wisconsin Policy Forum report released Thursday shows that the drop in Wisconsin is one of the largest in the country....

Mississippi tax official, ex-employee settle harassment suit

Nov. 14, 2019 6:54 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former Mississippi employee against a county tax collector has been settled. The Clarion-Ledger reported Wednesday that the suit against Hinds County Tax Collector Eddie Fair was settled by the county for $100,000 late last month. A county...

New Mexico sizes up potential of recreational pot market

Nov. 13, 2019 10:11 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A panel of legislators delved into the uncertain market economics of legalizing recreational marijuana and thorny concerns about public health on Wednesday, in a prelude to a rapid-fire legislative session that could open the doors to recreational cannabis in New Mexico. A...