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Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts addresses lawmakers in Lincoln, Neb., Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, on the last day of a legislative session marked by major disruptions from the coronavirus and political feuds that often turned personal. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Nebraska lawmakers OK property tax credits as session ends

Aug. 13, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers approved new tax credits for homeowners, farmers and businesses and put more restrictions on abortions Thursday as they finished a session marred by ugly public disputes and criticism that they didn't do enough to address the coronavirus pandemic. The 60-day session...

Nebraska state senators vote on a property tax bill in Lincoln, Neb., Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Nebraska lawmakers pushed a property tax package through another procedural vote and were expected to do the same for new abortion restrictions in the session's final days. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Property tax, abortion bills set for final votes in Nebraska

Aug. 11, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers advanced a property tax and business incentives package and new abortion restrictions through a key procedural vote on Tuesday, despite fervent opposition from some senators in the final days of this year's session. Each measure won second-round approval in the...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Aug. 5, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ Aug. 4 The Johnson City Press on donating to animal shelters: Like most service organizations that rely on the community’s kindness, the Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter is struggling amid the economic downturn brought on by the novel...

RI issues tax refunds signed by Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse

Jul. 31, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island mistakenly sent more than 175 tax refund checks signed by Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse, rather than the state treasurer and controller. The Rhode Island Division of Taxation uses the signatures on test files, which were mistakenly printed on the real checks and sent...

Italian firm opening $15M ammunition plant in Little Rock

Jul. 29, 2020 7:37 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Italian-based company announced Thursday it's opening a $15 million ammunition factory in Little Rock. Fiocchi of America, the United States subsidiary of the Italian-based Fiocchi Group, announced that it will hire 57 additional workers for its new manufacturing plant in...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event at the William

Biden vows to fight racial inequality with economic agenda

Jul. 29, 2020 4:26 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden promised Tuesday that his economic agenda would combat long-standing racial inequalities as he sought to draw another sharp contrast with President Donald Trump. Biden said the Republican president is exacerbating social discord across the...

Former SCANA Corp. Senior Vice President Stephen Byrne enters the Matthew J. Perry, Jr. Courthouse in Columbia, S.C. to enter a guilty plea to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud Thursday, July 23, 2020. Byrne agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in a federal investigation into the failed V.C. Summer nuclear project in South Carolina. (AP Photo/Michelle Liu)

Ex-utility exec pleads guilty to $1B fraud in South Carolina

Jul. 23, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nearly three years after leading a failed project to build two nuclear reactors in South Carolina, an executive in charge of the construction pleaded guilty Thursday to taking more than $1 billion from the pockets of ratepayers and investors. Former SCANA Corp. Executive Vice...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., right, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, July 20, 2020, in Washington. Congress is just starting to negotiate new legislation to renew coronavirus aid. But the biggest obstacles to a deal are already coming into view. The Democratic House passed a whopping $3.5 trillion coronavirus response bill more than two months ago and is demanding robust funding to help state and local governments. Republicans want to keep the bill closer to $1 trillion and are insisting on new legal protections for schools, businesses, and charities that are trying to reopen. It’s up to top congressional leaders to bridge the gaps as they negotiate with President Donald Trump's White House.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Flashpoints emerge as lawmakers negotiate new virus aid

Jul. 23, 2020 7:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bipartisan Capitol Hill talks have only just begun on a sweeping renewal of coronavirus legislation, but areas of likely agreement — and flashpoints of discord — are becoming apparent as the package starts to take shape. The Democratic House passed a whopping $3.5 trillion...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., right, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, July 20, 2020, in Washington. Congress is just starting to negotiate new legislation to renew coronavirus aid. But the biggest obstacles to a deal are already coming into view. The Democratic House passed a whopping $3.5 trillion coronavirus response bill more than two months ago and is demanding robust funding to help state and local governments. Republicans want to keep the bill closer to $1 trillion and are insisting on new legal protections for schools, businesses, and charities that are trying to reopen. It’s up to top congressional leaders to bridge the gaps as they negotiate with President Donald Trump's White House.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Flashpoints emerge as lawmakers negotiate new virus aid

Jul. 22, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bipartisan Capitol Hill talks have only just begun on a sweeping renewal of coronavirus legislation, but areas of likely agreement — and flashpoints of discord — are becoming apparent as the package starts to take shape. The Democratic House passed a whopping $3.5 trillion...

New report questions the success of college-debt program

Jul. 22, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island college-debt tax-credit program that will end this year unless it’s extended in the state budget received a questionable review from the state Office of Revenue Analysis. Gov. Gina Raimondo has proposed extending the Wavemaker Fellowship for three years and...