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Boeing sells land for $200M in plan to shrink holdings

Sep. 17, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing has closed the sale of 310 acres of undeveloped land next to its Frederickson manufacturing plant in Pierce County for $200 million, real estate tax filings show. The deal finalized this week is the latest as part of a large-scale local property...

Kauai council passes hotel room tax; mayor expected to sign

Sep. 16, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — The Kauai County Council has passed a bill adding a 3% surcharge to the state's hotel tax after the state stopped sharing revenue from the tax with the counties. Mayor Derek Kawakami plans to sign the legislation, said Sarah Blane, his chief of...

Johnston, RI, approves Amazon warehouse promising 1,500 jobs

Sep. 16, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

JOHNSTON, R.I. (AP) — The Johnston Town Council voted to approve a 20-year tax deal with Amazon to build a large warehouse there. Under the agreement approved Wednesday, Amazon will pay an average of $7.2 million a year in property taxes, The Boston Globe reported. ...

Court: Cincinnati billboard tax violates First Amendment

Sep. 16, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A tax levied by the city of Cincinnati on billboard companies in an effort to close a budget shortfall is an unconstitutional of First Amendment rights to free speech, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Justice Sharon Kennedy, writing the...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Sep. 15, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

Orlando Sentinel. September 13, 2021. Editorial: At least one legislator is standing up for Florida’s diminished public records law It’s good to see that not every lawmaker has surrendered to the relentless, decades-long, bipartisan legislative...

Lawsuit: Kansas City police board denies rights of taxpayers

Sep. 15, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners was created and maintained for the discriminatory purpose of denying Black residents their right to control the police department, a lawsuit filed Tuesday contends. Gwen Grant, president and CEO of...

Report: O'Halleran was regularly late paying property taxes

Sep. 12, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran was late paying his Yavapai County property taxes 15 out of 16 years during a stretch that began in the mid-1990s and spanned his entire career in the Arizona Legislature. O’Halleran, D-Ariz., eventually...

New Mexico cattle ranchers pummeled by western drought

Sep. 12, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State Sen. Pat Woods saw a lot of it over this past year — cows culled from a herd and sent to the slaughterhouse because their owners couldn’t afford to feed them anymore. “It was awfully dry,” said the longtime rancher and Republican...

Superior officials spar over revenues from tourism industry

Sep. 11, 2021 01:18 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — City and tourism officials are fighting over the future of the tourism industry in Superior. The dispute centers on who should receive funding that’s generated from room tax revenues for tourism promotion. The Superior City Council is weighing...

Judge: Capital gains tax challenge can move forward

Sep. 11, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that a legal challenge to Washington’s new tax on capital gains can move forward. The Seattle Times reports the ruling by Douglas County Superior Court Judge Brian Huber could ultimately lead to the state Supreme Court deciding...