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Ivanka Trump rejects notion family profits from presidency

Nov. 8, 2019 3:00 PM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Ivanka Trump brushed off criticism that her family has profited off the presidency and said Friday a big difference between her family and Democrat Joe Biden's is that President Donald Trump amassed his fortune before he entered politics while Biden's wealth is "derivative" of his...

Rebate checks are in the mail; SC taxpayers get $50 each

Nov. 8, 2019 11:48 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than a year after someone in South Carolina won an $878 million lottery jackpot, 1.2 million of the state's taxpayers are getting their own modest windfall from that lucky day. The South Carolina Revenue Department said Friday it began mailing out $50 rebate checks to state...

Kansas boosts tax collection forecast $510M over 2 years

Nov. 7, 2019 7:59 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials on Thursday boosted the state's projections for tax collections by $510 million over two budget years, something certain to renew an already intense dispute between Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly and the Republican-controlled Legislature over cutting income taxes. The new,...

Hawaii may subpoena Airbnb for tax records of rental hosts

Nov. 6, 2019 9:05 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A judge ruled Wednesday that Hawaii tax authorities may subpoena Airbnb for records of its hosts as the state investigates whether operators of vacation rentals have been paying their taxes. First Circuit Court Judge Bert Ayabe approved the subpoena after a brief hearing. Airbnb and the...

Colorado voters narrowly approve legalized sports betting

Nov. 6, 2019 4:55 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado became the 19th U.S. state to legalize some form of sports betting as election officials tallied Wednesday a surprisingly close vote in which ballots for the measure narrowly surpassed "no" votes. More than 1.3 million Coloradans voted Tuesday on Proposition DD, a bipartisan ballot...

World Bank sounds alarm about Lebanon amid protests, crisis

Nov. 6, 2019 9:19 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The World Bank called on Lebanese authorities Wednesday to urgently form a new government that can address the country's worsening economic situation, warning that the small Mediterranean nation "does not have the luxury of time to waste." The stark warning came in a statement issued after a...

Voters in US states decide on sanctuary city, Airbnb rentals

Nov. 6, 2019 1:22 AM EST

Voters in the West took a dim view of taxes, while New Yorkers backed a new way to elect some of their leaders and a New Jersey city cracked down on Airbnb. Tucson voters seemed uninterested in becoming a sanctuary city, and those in Washington weighed whether to roll back limits on affirmative action. Across the...

Voters in US states decide on sanctuary city, Airbnb rentals

Nov. 6, 2019 1:04 AM EST

Voters in some states are deciding whether to roll back conservative policies adopted in earlier eras. Ballot measures in Tucson, Arizona and the states of Colorado and Washington gave voters another say on hot-button social issues: immigration, gambling, taxes and affirmative action. Also, in New York and New...

Republican Lt. Gov. Reeves wins Mississippi governor's race

Nov. 6, 2019 12:38 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republicans are keeping their hold on the governorship in Mississippi, despite facing the best-funded Democrat to run for the position in more than a decade. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves on Tuesday defeated Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood and two candidates who ran low-budget campaigns....

APNewsBreak: Airbnb agrees to provide host records to Hawaii

Nov. 4, 2019 11:04 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Airbnb Inc. has agreed to provide Hawaii with records of many of its island hosts as the state tries to track down vacation rental operators who haven't been paying their taxes. Airbnb and the state Department of Taxation reached the agreement last week after negotiating the scope of a...