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Georgia's Kemp seeks tax breaks, rebutting Abrams on economy

Aug. 11, 2022 14:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia GOP Gov. Brian Kemp unfurled the first major policy proposals of his reelection bid Thursday, pledging to spend $2 billion on another state income tax rebate and revival of a long-dormant state property tax break while contending with Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Aug. 11, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

Bluefield Daily Telegraph. August 6, 2022. Editorial: Constitutional amendments: W.Va. residents face four questions West Virginia voters will have plenty of decisions to make come Nov. 8, including a growing number of constitutional amendments that have been added to...

Abrams seeks to invest to build inclusive economy in Georgia

Aug. 09, 2022 21:06 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams argued in a speech Tuesday that it's time for Georgia to use its budget surplus to invest in its residents, accusing Gov. Brian Kemp and other Republicans of hurting the state by prioritizing low taxes and low spending. ...

Judge: property sale will pay fallen Florida condo's taxes

Aug. 08, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

Money from the sale of Florida beachfront property where a collapsed condominium tower once stood will be used to pay property taxes of the destroyed units, a judge ordered Monday. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Michael Hanzman said in a brief ruling that the 2022 tax payments should not...

Michigan library's future uncertain over LGBTQ material flap

Aug. 04, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

JAMESTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan library faced an uncertain future Thursday after a flap over LGBTQ material on its shelves led to the failure of the renewal of a property tax millage that funds most of its budget. The Patmos Library in Jamestown Township outside...

Illinois gets inflation-relief tax break on school supplies

Aug. 04, 2022 14:48 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Inflation means stocking up on pencils, notebooks, crayons and clothes for your kids’ return to school is more expensive this year, so Illinois state leaders on Thursday offered a 10-day sales tax reduction on classroom needs. Beginning Friday, the state...

Island slave descendants settle Georgia discrimination suit

Aug. 01, 2022 14:15 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — An enclave of slave descendants on the Georgia coast have settled a federal lawsuit that claimed a lack of government services was eroding their island community, one of the few remaining Gullah-Geechee settlements on the Southeast U.S. coast. The agreement...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Aug. 01, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

Lincoln Journal Star. July 28, 2022. Editorial: State should be cautious with reserve fund Nebraska closed out its fiscal year with a record high $6.35 billion in net tax revenues. That led to another record – $1.69 billion in the state’s cash reserve fund, where...

West Virginia Senate balks on governor's income tax cut plan

Jul. 29, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A 10% reduction in West Virginia's income tax proposed by Gov. Jim Justice stalled Friday in the Senate. Instead of taking up the Republican governor’s proposal, the Senate explained its intentions to reduce the personal property tax and business...

Attacks, finance issues color GOP US House race in Nashville

Jul. 29, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Republican dustup to determine who tries to flip a Democratic congressional seat in Nashville this fall has hit its final week, awash in attacks, a candidate's campaign finance issues and even a lawsuit over a TV ad. As early voting ends in the Aug. 4...