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FILE - In this March 20, 2020, file photo, customers wear protective masks while shopping for groceries in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has recommended that the city's 4 million people wear masks when going outside amid the spreading coronavirus. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

California delays sales tax payments for small businesses

Apr. 2, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's governor on Thursday said small businesses can keep up to $50,000 in sales tax receipts for the next year as the COVID-19 outbreak has forced people to stay home and many shops to close. The move means businesses with $5 million in sales or less will get up to a year to give...

FILE — In this May 22, 2019 file photo members of the California Teachers Association and proponents of public education march to the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., calling for an increase in funding for public schools. Supporters of a proposed amendment to the California Constitution that would raise property taxes on some businesses say they have collected more than 1.7 million signatures. The Schools & Communities First campaign announced Thursday, April 2, 2020 it has submitted the signatures to state officials. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Backers of California tax initiative submit signatures

Apr. 2, 2020 4:56 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Supporters of a proposed amendment to the California Constitution that would raise property taxes on some businesses by up to $12 billion a year announced Thursday they have collected more than 1.7 million signatures, all but assuring it will appear on the November ballot. The...

Alaska residents to use tax credits to increase air quality

Mar. 28, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Local governments in Alaska will be able to create and utilize property tax credits to increase energy efficiency and air quality under a bill passed by the Legislature. The Senate approved the bill with a 17-1 vote on Thursday. The measure now heads to Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy...

California restaurants say 30% to close without state aid

Mar. 27, 2020 9:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As many as 30,000 California restaurants could close permanently because of coronavirus restrictions that have shuttered dining rooms and led to widespread layoffs, the industry warned Friday, while urging the state to delay tax payments and planned minimum-wage increases to help the...

Plan for ethane 'cracker' plant in US takes a step forward

Mar. 25, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A partnership of two Asia-based companies proposing to build an ethane “cracker” plant along the Ohio River announced Wednesday it had reached economic development agreements that would pay a school district and a township more than $47 million in coming years. In return, the...

A line of cars waits to get into a drive-though COVID-19 testing site at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, N.J., Tuesday, March 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NJ COVID-19 deaths climb by 17 to 44 in biggest jump yet

Mar. 24, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — There have been 17 new deaths stemming from coronavirus, an increase that Gov. Phil Murphy said is New Jersey's biggest single-day jump yet. Murphy called the report sobering and said the state has become No. 2 in the nation for positive COVID-19 results, but said that is the result of...

Editorial Roundup:

Mar. 23, 2020 12:01 PM EDT

The Dallas Morning News. March 20, 2020 Texas’ county leaders haven’t stepped up strongly enough against coronavirus. That has to change Use authority to enforce CDC and local health authority guidelines to ensure regional response. There was an inescapable absurdity in the fact that, until...

Oil derricks owned by Extraction Oil & Gas pump near the intersection of Colorado Highway 392 and Weld County Road 25 near Windsor in Weld County, Colo. Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. (Alex McIntyre/The Greeley Tribune via AP)

Colorado’s No. 1 oil-gas producer girds for economic fallout

Mar. 21, 2020 8:12 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Weld County, the state’s dominant oil-producing area, is bracing for major cutbacks in production because of tumbling prices and the coronavirus, and anticipates a roughly $50 million hit to its 2021 budget as a result. An industry analyst said Tuesday that oil prices could plunge to...

On the Edge: Community split on future of rural hospital

Mar. 21, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

CLAXTON, Ga. (AP) — Walking the halls of Evans Memorial Hospital is like walking through different decades, each marked by the building style of that time. But without significant public investment, the 55-year-old nonprofit facility could be in its last decade of operation as an aging population brings in...

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds holds a news conference on coronavirus updates in the state, Friday March 20, 2020, at the State Emergency Operations Center in Johnston, Ia. Gov. Reynolds announced that Iowa now has 45 positive COVID-19 cases, as well as a total of 650 available test kits — more than 200 stated from the day prior. (Olivia Sun

Virus causing 'staggering' rise in Iowa unemployment claims

Mar. 20, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa is seeing a “staggering” number of claims for unemployment benefits as the coronavirus pummels the state and national economy, officials said Friday. The job losses are piling up as Iowa, like other states across the country, has taken moves to limit the spread of...