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Dutch government to lower energy taxes amid surge in prices

Oct. 15, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government is planning a multibillion euro package to help households cope with soaring energy bills, a minister said Friday. The Netherlands is the latest European nation to seek to deal with the effects of surging prices for electricity and gas. ...

Nebraska tax collections beat expectations in September

Oct. 15, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state government collected more tax revenue than expected last month, state tax officials said Friday. The Nebraska Department of Revenue reported net tax receipts in September of $625 million, which is 19.2% above the forecast of $525...

Tennessee continues to post positive revenues

Oct. 15, 2021 04:10 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has posted another month of positive revenue numbers in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The state Department of Finance and Administration says September tax revenues were $1.9 billion, or $321.5 million more than September 2020 and...

Michigan lawmakers advance measure to end 'tampon tax'

Oct. 14, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House advanced legislation Thursday that would eliminate sales taxes on menstrual products, bringing the state one step closer to abolishing the so-called “tampon tax.” The legislation, if passed by the Senate...

Ohio city auditor resigns after tax mistake, delayed audit

Oct. 14, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A city auditor in central Ohio resigned Thursday after months of drama over his job performance, which included a $1.28 million mistake he made earlier this year in paying the city's taxes. Marion City Auditor Robert Landon, a Republican, remained...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Oct. 13, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

Tampa Bay Times. October 13, 2021. Editorial: The Tampa Bay Rays loss hurts. Losing the Rays would hurt a lot more The Rays are looking for a new stadium. Will the Tampa Bay area deliver? That hurt. Losing a playoff series always...

State: Video game venture means 75 new New Orleans-area jobs

Oct. 13, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new video game development project based in New Orleans will create 75 new jobs with an average annual salary of $100,000, state officials said Wednesday. Possibility Space is a project of entrepreneur Jeff Strain, who is known for creating...

Cisco plans $41 million office in Atlanta, hiring 700

Oct. 13, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Cisco says it will expand its presence in Georgia by opening a new 700-employee office in midtown Atlanta. The California-based tech giant is investing $41 million to open in a massive complex developed on land owned by Georgia Tech. Cisco says it wants...

Burgum petition calling for support of tax relief plan

Oct. 13, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum is asking supporters to sign a petition endorsing his plan to use some of the state treasury’s bulging surpluses to offset income taxes, an unorthodox move that is perceived as an end-run on a Legislature that has signaled no appetite...

EU urges members to protect poor residents amid energy hikes

Oct. 13, 2021 07:46 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive branch advised the 27 EU member countries Wednesday to adopt tax cuts, state aid and other measures to help households and businesses weather the impact of high energy prices that have fueled a renewed debate on the use of nuclear power. ...