Latest State taxes News

North Dakota leaders unveil oil tax-sharing deal with tribe

Jan. 17, 2019 6:55 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Republican legislative leaders unveiled a bill Thursday that aims to stop a longstanding disagreement over shared revenues on an oil-rich American Indian reservation in the state. The bill sponsored by GOP Sen. Jordan Kannianen and the party's Senate and House majority...

Governor's budget plan spotlights divided Kansas government

Jan. 17, 2019 6:14 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly outlined a proposed budget Thursday that would commit Kansas to higher spending on public schools, expand its Medicaid health insurance program — and cut the state's annual funding for public pensions to help pay for her initiatives. Kelly's release of...

In tough speech, new governor sees need to rebuild Kansas

Jan. 16, 2019 10:14 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — New Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly told Kansas legislators Wednesday that the state faces an emergency in its child welfare system and is "completely unprepared" for the next national economic downturn. Kelly outlined an agenda for the Republican-dominated Legislature that includes...

Beshear files for governor, urges opponents to release taxes

Jan. 15, 2019 8:57 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has officially filed to run for governor, calling on his Democratic opponents to release their tax returns ahead of the primary on May 21. Beshear is the second Democrat to file for the race, joining former state employee Geoff Young. Two other...

Murphy takes aim at tax credits in speech on his 1st year

Jan. 15, 2019 5:12 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said the state's tax incentive programs amounted in some cases to "crony capitalism" and called for the expiring credits to be overhauled during his first state of the state speech Tuesday. Murphy, who is entering his second year in office after...

EU executive wants to remove member states veto power on tax

Jan. 15, 2019 11:26 AM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The European Union's executive is proposing to get rid of the veto power that member states can wield on EU taxation issues. The idea is to make it easier to react more quickly to tax scandals, such as sweet deals that some states have allegedly given to big companies. The...

Gov. Pritzker gives Democrats near-record power in Illinois

Jan. 14, 2019 3:54 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Billionaire J.B. Pritzker took the oath Monday as Illinois governor, giving Democrats nearly unprecedented power at the Statehouse after four years of divided government only worsened the economic woes of a state billions of dollars in debt. The 53-year-old heir to the Hyatt hotel...

New Democratic Kansas governor promises bipartisan approach

Jan. 14, 2019 2:55 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' new Democratic governor called Monday for the state to "forge a new chapter" of bipartisanship, arguing as she took office that the Statehouse had lost the "spirit of neighbor-helping-neighbor" under her Republican predecessors. Laura Kelly was sworn in as the state's 48th...

Thorny questions threaten to slow legal pot in New York

Jan. 13, 2019 10:42 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Efforts to legalize marijuana for recreational use in New York are gaining steam, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo predicts a bill will pass this year. But don't expect to see pot shops opening up from Brooklyn to Buffalo anytime soon. While there's broad agreement on the idea of legalization,...

California governor brings personal touch, fresh focus

Jan. 11, 2019 7:18 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom held his toddler son during his inaugural address, spent nearly two hours discussing his state budget with reporters and engaged in two Twitter spats with the president. Newsom, 51, took office Monday and quickly dove into governing the nation's most populous...