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Iowa governor signs tax cut, mental health care funding law

Jun. 16, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa. Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday signed into law a tax bill that requires the state to take over funding of mental health services, removing them from local property taxes. The measure also phases out the state inheritance tax by 2025,...

Chair of Nebraska tax committee backs Pillen for governor

Jun. 16, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The chairwoman of the Legislature's tax-focused Revenue Committee has endorsed University of Nebraska Regent Jim Pillen for governor. Pillen's campaign released an online video Wednesday with state Sen. Lou Ann Linehan, of Omaha. In the video,...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Jun. 14, 2021 10:05 AM EDT

Kearney Hub. June 12, 2021. Editorial: Earth lodge a symbol of pride, healing Kearney businessman Gary Roubicek, 72, who died June 3, was well-known as a Burger King operator and for reopening the Bico’s Restaurant on Kearney’s west side. What may...

Ferry fast pass a hit for some, a miss for others, on island

Jun. 12, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Peaks Island residents are being offered a fast for ferry rides, but not everyone likes the idea. Under a one-year pilot program starting June 19, people who live full time on Peaks Island or pay taxes on property there, along with their spouses,...

Some Rapid City-area residents say taxes are hard to swallow

Jun. 12, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Patti Kowalchuk didn’t pay much attention to her property taxes until recently. Now, the 74-year-old widow and grandmother wonders if she will be taxed out of her west Rapid City home. “I don’t know what happened,”...

Hydrogen fuel company sets $84M plant for southeast Georgia

Jun. 10, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A company that produces hydrogen to fuel vehicles and electric generators says it will invest $84 million to build a hydrogen refinery in southeast Georgia, hiring 24 people. Plug Power, based in Latham, New York, said the Kingsland plant is one of a...

ExxonMobil to invest $240M in Louisiana refinery

Jun. 09, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — ExxonMobil will be making $240 million worth of improvements to a refinery opened 112 years ago in Louisiana’s capital city, the company and Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday. He and ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery Manager David Oldreive...

Ciattarelli wins GOP nod, setting up contest with Murphy

Jun. 08, 2021 23:31 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Jack Ciattarelli, a small business founder and former Assembly member, won New Jersey's Republican primary for governor Tuesday, setting up a general election contest with Gov. Phil Murphy, who captured the Democratic nod for reelection. Murphy...

Anchorage police release draft proposal for body camera use

Jun. 07, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Anchorage Police Department is proposing that uniformed officers wear body cameras at all times while on duty and record all calls for service or when initiating encounters with the public "unless it is unsafe, impossible or impractical to do so." ...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Jun. 07, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. June 4, 2021. Editorial: Nebraska, let’s nurture a sense of solidarity and economic advancement for all Words are important, but so is action. A year after the murder of George Floyd spurred a national discussion on how to...