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Savannah deficit projection dips, but could continue in 2021

Oct. 26, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Savannah city leaders are projecting a $4 million deficit this year because of a shortfall in sales and lodging tax collections related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Savannah Morning News reports that the current projected shortfall in the city's $425 spending plan is down from an...

Editorial Roundup:

Oct. 26, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

The Dallas Morning News. October 24, 2020 The policy of separating families was a tragic mistake Border security can be achieved without callous strategies that destroy families. It is hard to believe that anyone could have thought that separating children from their parents at the border wouldn’t lead to...

Georgia names 10 more towns as zones for downtown tax breaks

Oct. 25, 2020 10:20 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Department of Community Affairs has designated another 10 communities as “rural zones," making people who invest in designated downtown areas eligible for tax breaks if they create jobs and rehabilitate buildings. The department announced Wednesday that Colquitt,...

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 file photo, Marc Short, chief of staff for Vice President Mike Pence, speaks with reporters at the White House in Washington. Vice President Mike Pence will maintain an aggressive campaign schedule this week the White House said Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 despite his exposure to Marc Short, his chief of staff who tested positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

The Latest: Pence's top aide tests positive for coronavirus

Oct. 24, 2020 11:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 10:50 p.m. A spokesman says Vice President Mike Pence will continue with his aggressive campaign schedule after his chief of staff, Marc Short, tested positive for the coronavirus Saturday. Pence spokesman Devin O’Malley...

Missouri AG hopeful pays taxes late; GOP claims false filing

Oct. 23, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The Democratic candidate for Missouri attorney general made overdue property tax payments this week after being asked about them, prompting a Republican official to accuse him of lying about being qualified to run. Democrat Rich Finneran, a former federal prosecutor challenging...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Oct. 21, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: The Long Island Six needs to deliver for residents Newsday Oct. 20 In the New York State Senate, the Long Island Nine are now the Long Island Six, the stalwart Republican bloc of years past transformed into a growing...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Oct. 21, 2020 11:19 AM EDT

Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers: ___ Oct. 21 The Decatur Daily and The TimesDaily on outdoor trails and historic sites in Alabama: With the new coronavirus taking its toll on leisure travel and many people stuck at home and starting to go stir crazy, it’s important to remember that taking care...

This March 5, 2018 photo shows traffic on Highway 41 in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.  Charleston County’s proposal to widen S.C. Highway 41 has drawn thousands of public comments. Some supporters call the road through the historic Black community of Phillips the cost-effective, obvious choice. Others decried it as a discriminatory plan that puts the burden on those with least political power.   (Grace Beahm Alford/The Post And Courier via AP)

South Carolina county's plan to widen highway causes split

Oct. 19, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — Charleston County’s proposal to widen S.C. Highway 41 has drawn thousands of public comments. Some supporters call the road through the historic Black community of Phillips the cost-effective, obvious choice. Others decried it as a discriminatory plan that puts the burden...

Denver mayor OKs more funds for social services program

Oct. 17, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said the city will invest $3 million into the STAR Program in 2021, which pairs mental health experts with social services on certain 911 calls. The operation will be moved to the city’s public health department, according to Department of Finance...

FILE - In this April 2, 2020, file photo, White House adviser Jared Kushner listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a White House press briefing in Washington. Jersey City has reached an agreement in a lawsuit by White House adviser Jared Kushner’s family’s company that claimed the city tried to sabotage a $900 million residential tower project out of political animosity toward Kushner’s father-in-law, President Donald Trump. According to Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, the project will go forward without a tax abatement that was at the center of the lawsuit. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Jersey City, Kushner reach accord in political bias lawsuit

Oct. 16, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

Jersey City has reached an agreement in a lawsuit by White House adviser Jared Kushner’s family’s company that claimed the city tried to sabotage a $900 million residential tower project out of political animosity toward Kushner’s father-in-law, President Donald Trump. Under terms of the...