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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...

Lamont says review of taxed, prepared foods under way

Sep. 17, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont said Tuesday that Connecticut's tax department "too broadly interpreted" a planned surcharge on prepared foods and he has directed the agency to revisit which items should be affected. The Democrat said his budget office and legislative Democrats, who crafted the...

California campaign will warn public of vaping dangers

Sep. 16, 2019 9:47 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will spend $20 million on a public awareness campaign about the dangers of vaping nicotine and cannabis products and step up efforts to halt the sale of illicit products amid a rise in vaping-related illnesses. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the actions Monday...

Kentucky's General Fund receipts rise in August

Sep. 11, 2019 4:26 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say the state's General Fund tax receipts increased 3.6% in August compared to a year ago. State Budget Director John Chilton says total revenues for the month were $787.2 million, compared to $759.9 million during August 2018. Chilton says for the first two months...

Oregon death is 2nd linked to vaping, 1st tied to pot shop

Sep. 4, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Public health officials in Oregon said Wednesday that a person who recently died of a severe respiratory illness had used an electronic cigarette containing marijuana oil from a legal dispensary, the second death linked to vaping nationwide and the first tied to a vaping product...

Larger US sports betting market races for (online) end zone

Sep. 4, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — As the second NFL season following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for legal sports betting begins, the industry is growing larger and ever-more mobile. Some unmistakable trends have emerged. The extra money that taxing sports bets generates has not exactly been a...

Lack of interest thwarts latest Pennsylvania casino auction

Sep. 4, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lack of interest has thwarted Pennsylvania's latest casino expansion attempt. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board received no bidders Wednesday in a casino license auction ordered by lawmakers as part of an aggressive gambling expansion launched in 2017 by a cash-hungry state...

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...

No gun or intruder found after Vermont Statehouse lockdown

Aug. 30, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A report of a person with a gun led to a lockdown of some government buildings in Vermont's capital for at least four hours Friday, but no intruder or weapon was found, authorities said. Police spent hours scouring the facilities, including a five-story structure that houses the...

Fellow Democrat declares Michigan governor's roads plan dead

Aug. 29, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The minority leader of the Michigan House said Thursday that Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's proposed 45-cents-a-gallon fuel tax hike is dead in the Republican-led Legislature, adding that there are other kinds of tax increases that could pay for much-needed road repairs. Christine...