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Alabama bill would allow tax refunds to fund border wall

Mar. 21, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabamians would be able to donate part of their state income tax refunds to help build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, according to a bill the state Senate advanced Thursday. Senators voted 23-6 Thursday to approve the bill that would allow residents to check a box on their...

Ohio Senate proposes 6-cent increase to state gas tax

Mar. 21, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Senate on Thursday voted in favor of a proposal to increase the state's gas tax by 6 cents a gallon, down from the House's planned increase of 10.7 cents a gallon and well below the governor's proposed 18-cents a gallon to maintain roads and bridges. The Senate's...

The Latest: Ohio Senate proposes 6-cent gas-tax increases

Mar. 21, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on a proposal to increase Ohio's gas tax (all times local): 7:45 p.m. The Ohio Senate has proposed increasing the state's gas tax by 6 cents a gallon, down from the House's planned increase of 10.7 cents a gallon and well below the governor's proposed 18-cents a gallon to...

Legislative panel debates Walz 70 percent gas tax hike plan

Mar. 21, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Legislature began work in earnest Thursday on Gov. Tim Walz's transportation plan, including his hotly disputed proposal to raise the state's gasoline tax by 70 percent. A House transportation committee gave the Democratic governor's plan its first hearing. Supporters...

Tennessee House advances gym tax repeal bill

Mar. 21, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers aren't breaking a sweat over a proposal designed to repeal a $10 million amusement tax on gym memberships. House members unanimously agreed to sign off on the measure on Thursday. The bill must now clear the Senate. The proposal is backed by Gov. Bill Lee, who...

Walz turns up heat to keep tax that funds health programs

Mar. 21, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz turned up the heat Thursday on GOP lawmakers to try to prevent the state's 2 percent tax on health care providers from expiring at the end of the year, a revenue stream that helps fund health care for low-income Minnesotans. Speaking at a Capitol rally, the Democratic...

Wolf says $4.5B plan could help schools clean up lead paint

Mar. 21, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is pitching his plan to finance a multibillion-dollar capital plan by taxing Marcellus Shale natural gas production as a way to help Pennsylvania schools clean up environmental health hazards. The Democrat on Thursday toured Taggart Elementary School in Philadelphia as he...

Northam signs bill to lower taxes on tampons, diapers

Mar. 21, 2019 4:26 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginians will soon be paying fewer taxes on tampons and diapers. Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday that he'd signed legislation that lowers the sales tax rate on essential personal hygiene products. The legislation taxes those products at 2.5 percent, instead of 5.3 percent or...

US Supreme Court ruling exempts Yakama Nation from fuel tax

Mar. 21, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Washington state cannot tax fuel importers who are members of the Yakama Nation. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the 5-4 ruling Tuesday affirmed the state Supreme Court's similar decision that found the Yakama Treaty of 1855 exempts tribal...

California governor pushes for fee to clean up tainted water

Mar. 20, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to charge California water customers up to $10 per month to help clean up contaminated water in low-income and rural areas, but he will face resistance from some legislative Democrats hesitant to impose new taxes. The Democratic governor says up to 1...