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Lawmaker: 4 Atlantic City casinos may close without tax aid

Dec. 06, 2021 16:45 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Four of Atlantic City's nine casinos are in danger of closing if the state does not pass a bill giving tax breaks to the casinos, New Jersey’s outgoing state Senate president said Monday. Democrat Steve Sweeney's claim at a Senate budget committee hearing...

Wisconsin Republicans urge removal of DA over parade deaths

Dec. 06, 2021 14:27 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — More than a dozen Republican Wisconsin state lawmakers on Monday called on Democratic. Gov. Tony Evers to remove Milwaukee County’s top prosecutor because his office recommended $1,000 bail for a man before he allegedly drove his vehicle through a Christmas parade, killing...

Coastal Georgia county to tax residents for fire service

Dec. 05, 2021 11:59 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Leaders of coastal Georgia's largest county will tax residents in unincorporated areas to provide fire service, abandoning a plan to try to force people to pay what have been voluntary subscriptions. The Savannah Morning News...

Teen shootings in Denver suburb renew focus on gun violence

Dec. 05, 2021 11:20 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — It was lunchtime on a mild day in the sprawling Denver suburb of Aurora when a truck full of teens pulled into a high school parking lot where students were gathered, and gunfire rang out. Three were wounded as others ran in fear. One...

Early voting for Louisiana's Dec. 11 election ends Saturday

Dec. 03, 2021 11:33 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Early voting is wrapping up Saturday in the 38 Louisiana parishes that have elections on the Dec. 11 ballot. Ascension, Bossier, Catahoula, East Baton Rouge, Iberia, Orleans, Rapides and Vernon Parishes have local elected jobs on the ballot, with...

City council approves additional 3% tax on Oahu lodging

Dec. 02, 2021 14:34 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu City Council has approved a measure to levy an additional 3% tax on hotel and other transient accommodations. The bill passed Wednesday still needs to be signed by Mayor Rick Blangiardi. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported he supports...

Warner Robins mayoral candidates wrangle over tax bill

Nov. 29, 2021 18:18 PM EST

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — Local finances have taken center stage as voters in one middle Georgia city decide a mayoral runoff on Tuesday. Current Warner Robins Mayor Randy Toms has faced criticism from challenger LaRhonda Patrick as Toms seeks a third term after an...

US Rep. Tom Suozzi says he's running for New York governor

Nov. 29, 2021 11:25 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi said Monday that he is running for New York governor in next year's election, joining a competitive primary race that became wide open when former Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned. Suozzi told reporters on a virtual news...

No construction on proposed salmon farm despite greenlight

Nov. 27, 2021 08:27 AM EST

BUCKSPORT, Maine (AP) — A proposed salmon farm located at the site of the former Verso paper mill in Bucksport has not started construction despite receiving the necessary permits two years ago. A spokesperson for the company, Whole Oceans — which proposed the...

Rogue GOP state senator Paul Boyer to forego reelection bid

Nov. 24, 2021 15:25 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A Republican state senator who has occasionally been a thorn in the side of the majority party's legislative agenda will not seek reelection in 2022. State Sen. Paul Boyer said this week that he will serve out the remaining year of his term and then move...