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New Mexico AG wants state's anti-corruption law strengthened

Oct. 03, 2022 11:52 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is calling on lawmakers to strengthen the state’s anti-corruption law. A recent ruling by the New Mexico Supreme Court upheld the dismissal of criminal charges against four defendants, and Balderas told the...

Georgia judge nixes tax break for electric truck firm Rivian

Sep. 30, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia judge rejected an agreement that would have provided a huge property tax break to Rivian Automotive, clouding the upstart electric truck maker's plans to build a plant east of Atlanta. Morgan County Superior Court Judge Brenda Trammell rejected what is...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Sep. 29, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

Post and Courier. September 24, 2022. Editorial: SC legislators should help local governments wrestling with short-term rentals Early last week, the S.C. Department of Revenue sent out a public notice with tax tips for people renting rooms in South Carolina, noting...

California governor signs laws to boost housing production

Sep. 28, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — They've become a familiar sight along the wide commercial corridors of America — empty buildings once filled by big retailers who have closed their doors, in part because many of their customers shop online. Now, two new laws in California would let...

Funds to aid Jackson's water system held up as governor rose

Sep. 27, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Years before people in Jackson were recently left without running water for several days, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves claimed to have helped block money to fund water system repairs in the capital city. Reeves, a Republican, blames Jackson's water crisis on...

King County to push $1.25 billion mental health levy

Sep. 26, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — People in the greater Seattle area will be asked to approve as much as $1.25 billion in new taxes to build improve the mental health system and build five regional crisis care centers. The Seattle Times reports King County Executive Dow Constantine, Seattle Mayor...

Airbnb hosts are sick of Airbnb, too

Sep. 21, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

Disgruntled Airbnb guests are taking to Twitter and TikTok to vent about everything from cleaning fees to misleading listings. But they aren’t the only ones with complaints: Airbnb hosts themselves have become increasingly disillusioned with the platform and its disrespectful guests. ...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Sep. 19, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

Toledo Blade. September 18, 2022. Editorial: Ohio’s bond rating built on neglect Ohio is celebrating the best bond rating it has received since 1979. Fitch Ratings gives Ohio AAA ratings based on “fiscal reserves and cash balances.” A better bond...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Sep. 15, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

The Advocate. September 13, 2022. Editorial: Our wretched roads won’t get better if we don’t pay more at the pump Wish you were buying things at the price of 32 years ago? Don’t we all, but we all also know that we’re not going to get as much for our money. ...

As data centers proliferate, neighbors knock the noise

Sep. 13, 2022 08:57 AM EDT

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — In a universe of cloud computing, northern Virginia might be in a perpetual fog. More of the data centers that feed the cloud are clustered in the region outside the nation's capital than anywhere else in the world. As cloud computing — which...