Latest State taxes News

Refuge occupier ordered to get govt. ID, file tax return

May. 24, 2019 8:55 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has promised to revoke Oregon refuge occupier Jason Patrick's supervised release if he doesn't obtain an official ID and proof that he's filed an IRS-accepted tax return by July 9. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown told Patrick...

Arizona Senate delays budget debate; House moves slowly

May. 23, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate abandoned budget work for the day late Thursday afternoon after Republicans who control the chamber failed to lasso the needed 16 votes. Senate President Karen Fann knew earlier in the day that she had problems in her caucus gathering support for the $11.8 billion spending...

Oregon passes bill to keep guns from stalkers and abusers

May. 23, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Democrats in the Oregon Legislature pushed through a gun control bill Thursday after they sacrificed a more sweeping one — to the ire of student activists — in a deal with minority Republicans. The bill senators passed 25-3 on Thursday is aimed at keeping guns out of the...

Murphy hires 'Deflategate' lawyer in tax credits lawsuit

May. 23, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy hired the attorney who led the National Football League's investigation into New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to represent him in a lawsuit brought by a political powerbroker. The Democrat said Thursday he hired attorney Ted Wells in the suit...

Louisiana sales tax phase-out plan wins House backing

May. 23, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lawmakers in the Louisiana House agreed to roll back the state sales tax passed in 2018 earlier than its planned mid-2025 expiration date. The proposal from House Republican leader Lance Harris would gradually reduce the 0.45% portion of Louisiana's 4.45% state sales tax over four...

Bill to lower Nebraska's corporate income tax stalls

May. 23, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would have lowered Nebraska's top corporate income tax rate is dead for the year but could return in the 2020 legislative session. The sponsor, Sen. Lou Ann Linehan, of Omaha, asked the legislative speaker Thursday to put a hold on the bill for possible debate next year....

Massachusetts Senate enters third day of budget debate

May. 23, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Senate is entering the third day of debate on a proposed $42.7 billion annual state budget. The 40-member chamber is working its way through the last of the proposed amendments to the spending plan and hopes to wrap up work on the budget Thursday. The budget would increase...

Cigarette company asks US Supreme Court to review tax case

May. 23, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — A cigarette manufacturer on the Yakama Nation Indian Reservation in Washington state has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review if the company is exempt from federal excise taxes. The Yakima Herald-Republic reported Thursday that the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last...

California Senate panel OK's $214 billion spending plan

May. 23, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California wants to give more benefits to people living in the country illegally as lawmakers in the state Senate advanced a $214 billion spending proposal Wednesday that would expand health coverage and tax credits for immigrants. The proposal would let low-income immigrants...

Last-minute push for Nebraska property tax package fails

May. 22, 2019 10:25 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A last-minute push to pass a property tax package has stalled in the Nebraska Legislature, dimming the prospects of any major changes this year. Supporters fell 10 votes short Wednesday of the support necessary to overcome a filibuster. The vote was 23-7 to force an end to legislative...