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Nebraska county OKs sales tax to pay wrongfully convicted

Sep. 11, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska county that owes more than $30 million to six people wrongfully convicted of murder approved a new half-cent sales tax Wednesday to help pay the legal judgment, but the former prisoners still will have to wait at least six years to collect the full amount they're owed. The...

Democrat Dan Feltes running for New Hampshire governor

Sep. 3, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Senate Majority Leader Dan Feltes announced his campaign for governor Tuesday, becoming the first Democrat to enter the race to challenge Republican Gov. Chris Sununu next year. Feltes, in his third term in the state Senate, announced his decision in a web video, saying...

School board wants Kentucky Noah's Ark to pay higher taxes

Aug. 27, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Christian theme park with a 500-foot-long (152-meter-long) Noah's Ark is not paying enough in property taxes, according to a Kentucky county school board. Grant County's school board filed a lawsuit against the Ark Encounter after losing an administrative appeal. The school board...

Kentucky county makes $400K deal with former Justice company

Aug. 23, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky county has worked out a deal to settle delinquent property taxes owed by a company once controlled by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Floyd County is to receive $400,000 under the deal. County Attorney Keith Bartley said county...

Sheriff in conservative county defends free press

Aug. 21, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Journalists are defending a small newspaper after a county attorney asked the sheriff to investigate whether a reporter broke the law by trying repeatedly to get comments from an official for a story. Staffers at the Malheur Enterprise, a weekly newspaper in the remote town of Vale, said...

Records: Land taxes went unpaid by Rep. Meadows' business

Aug. 15, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Thousands of dollars in property taxes on land owned by Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows' business went unpaid because the western North Carolina congressman says he didn't know about the bills. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the Bertie County tax office began recording...

Board keeps tax value of Kentucky governor's house at $2M

Aug. 6, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A property tax appeals board has agreed the value of Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's mansion is still $2 million, after two years of wrangling with Bevin over the question. The Louisville Courier Journal reports the Jefferson County board returned its finding Tuesday. The three-member...

Greek lawmakers vote to ease some taxes from bailout era

Jul. 30, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Lawmakers in Greece have approved measures to ease bailout-era taxes nearly a year after the country ended its final rescue program, but most of the taxes imposed during the crisis will remain in effect. Members of parliament from the governing New Democracy party as well as the main...