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Regents seek $95.3 million increase for higher education

Sep. 20, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Board of Regents is requesting a $95.3 million increase in state tax funding for 32 universities and colleges in the system. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports $50 million of that proposal advanced this week would go to the six public universities that some regents hope could...

Wyoming officials vote to advance state income tax proposal

Sep. 20, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

PINEDALE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming state officials have voted to advance legislation that would enact a state corporate income tax. The Casper Star-Tribune reported Thursday that the Joint Committee on Revenue voted in favor of the bill, leaving its creator to work out incomplete details before the January 2020...

Edwards' record challenged in Louisiana governor's debate

Sep. 19, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Facing his two Republican challengers for their first head-to-head debate, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards fended off criticism Thursday that his tax policy and spending decisions are driving people from the state and hampering economic growth. U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham tangled with...

New Mexico clears backlog of tax rebates to film industry

Sep. 19, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico cleared its backlog of pledged tax rebates to film and video production companies by reimbursing about $30 million of in-state spending, state taxation officials announced Thursday. The state paid out $100 million in backlogged credits in June. September payments of just...

California promises fight to keep auto emission authority

Sep. 19, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Preparing for a lengthy legal battle with the Trump administration about how much pollution to allow from cars, California regulators on Thursday said they were considering cracking down on other emissions to make up for any impacts on air quality. The Trump administration on...

House backs tax credit to boost methane in manufacturing

Sep. 19, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation to cut taxes for manufacturers who use methane to make fertilizer or petrochemicals is on its way to Pennsylvania's Senate after a positive vote in the state House of Representatives. House members voted 139 to 46 on Thursday in favor of the proposed Energy and Fertilizer...

California to assist financing of California-Vegas train

Sep. 18, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials on Wednesday could put a private company's plan to build a high-speed train connecting Las Vegas and Southern California one step closer to reality by helping it access billions of dollars in private financing. A committee chaired by state Treasurer Fiona Ma...

GOP lawmakers want special session to scrap food tax

Sep. 18, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's top Republican legislative leaders are urging their Democratic colleagues to call the General Assembly into a special session to stop a planned surcharge on prepared meals. A majority of lawmakers in the House of Representatives and Senate — 50% plus one —...

Report says lower income taxpayers are leaving Vermont

Sep. 18, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A report from Vermont legislators shows that low- and moderate-income taxpayers are leaving the state. The Times Argus writes that the report used Internal Revenue Service data between 2011 and 2016 to look at Vermonters moving in and out of the state. According to the report,...

Editorials from around Oregon

Sep. 18, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers: ___ The Medford Mail Tribune, Sept. 18, on federal financial support: Rural counties in Western states have fought for years to receive reasonable compensation for the vast swaths of federal land within their borders. Members of Congress spend considerable time...