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New Hampshire customers opposed to Eversource rate hike

Feb. 22, 2020 10:37 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The utility Eversource says it needs to raise rates in New Hampshire for the first time in a decade to recoup the cost of making its system more resilient and to upgrade its grid to better handle renewables in the future. But senior citizens in the state are having none of it. Led by...

Oregon business tax greeted with confusion, consternation

Feb. 22, 2020 10:02 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ross Stock has known since last spring that his softwood lumber mill in Toledo would be subject to Oregon’s new, $1 billion business tax. Nine months later, though, he still doesn’t know what it will cost him. The new corporate activity tax, which went into effect...

President Donald Trump delivers the commencement address at the

AP FACT CHECK: Donald Trump and the audacity of hype

Feb. 22, 2020 8:33 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In their boisterous presidential debate, several Democrats sold short the health care plans of rivals or glossed over aspects of their own record. In an audacious league of his own, President Donald Trump celebrated the elimination of a tax that still exists and went deep and wide in...

What happens when rural EMS systems need to be rescued?

Feb. 22, 2020 3:06 AM EST

UNION CITY, Pa. (AP) — The first responders’ biggest fear was realized one night in December when someone called 911 for help in rural Erie County and nobody came. The first dispatch went to Union City Fire Co. When Union City couldn’t crew its ambulance, the call rolled over to neighboring...

Bill to ban declawing cats introduced in Michigan

Feb. 21, 2020 9:49 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan legislator has introduced a bill that, if eventually passed and signed, would prohibit the declawing of cats unless it is for a clear medical or therapeutic reason. The Detroit News reported Friday that House Bill No. 5508 could make Michigan the second state to ban...

Jordan Williams, right, 30, and Amanda Schild, 33, from Rochester, Minn., tie the knot at The Little Vegas Chapel on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

Beyond glitz and Elvis: Vegas rebranding its wedding image

Feb. 21, 2020 7:55 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Inside the Little Vegas Chapel, Amanda Schild was smiling in her wedding dress, ready to grab pizza and celebrate her nuptials with husband Jordan Williams. There was no drive-thru window or Elvis Presley impersonator. But the newlyweds had their photos taken in front of the...

Utah lawmakers advance bill targeting insulin costs

Feb. 21, 2020 11:07 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The cost of insulin could decrease for diabetes patients and their families after a bill capping copays at $100 a month was advanced by Utah lawmakers. The House Health and Human Services Committee unanimously approved the bill that would place a cap on the amount certain insurance...

Albania police crack down on illegal betting shops

Feb. 21, 2020 7:47 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian police said Friday they have cracked down on people operating betting shops, more than a year after they were banned in one of Europe's poorest countries. More than 1,500 police took part in the operation in the capital, Tirana, and seven other cities as Europa League soccer...

Minnesota Senate Tax Committee Chairman Roger Chamberlain speaks at a news conference at the state Capitol in St. Paul, Minn., on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, where he outlined a Senate GOP proposal to use the state's projected $1.3 billion budget surplus for tax cuts. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)

Minnesota Senate GOP proposes spending surplus on tax cuts

Feb. 20, 2020 9:35 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Leaders of the Minnesota Senate's GOP majority proposed Thursday to give the state's projected $1.3 billion budget surplus back to taxpayers with a package of income and other permanent tax cuts, a proposal aimed more at the November elections than the current legislative session....

Georgia lawmakers look to tackle surprise medical bills

Feb. 20, 2020 9:28 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Legislation that would protect some patients in Georgia from surprise medical bills that can run to tens of thousands of dollars is gaining momentum at the state Capitol. A Georgia Senate committee approved a bill Wednesday that would require insurers in many cases to pay for care by a...