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Columbia, Joplin win millions in lawsuit against CenturyLink

Jun. 12, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The city of Columbia should receive nearly $54 million after a long legal battle with a telecommunications company over unpaid taxes, a judge has ruled. A ruling from St. Louis County Circuit Judge Ellen Ribaudo last week also awarded the city of...

Some Rapid City-area residents say taxes are hard to swallow

Jun. 12, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Patti Kowalchuk didn’t pay much attention to her property taxes until recently. Now, the 74-year-old widow and grandmother wonders if she will be taxed out of her west Rapid City home. “I don’t know what happened,”...

Hydrogen fuel company sets $84M plant for southeast Georgia

Jun. 10, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A company that produces hydrogen to fuel vehicles and electric generators says it will invest $84 million to build a hydrogen refinery in southeast Georgia, hiring 24 people. Plug Power, based in Latham, New York, said the Kingsland plant is one of a...

House begins debate on budget bill as session winds down

Jun. 08, 2021 22:10 PM EDT

The House of Representatives was expected Tuesday night to pass a two-year, $46.7 billion state budget deal that lawmakers said will help guide Connecticut as it continues to emerge from the devastating COVID-19 pandemic that left more than 8,200 people dead and double-digit unemployment...

Well-known Kentucky prosecutor faces wire fraud charges

Jun. 08, 2021 19:00 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky prosecutor who twice ran for statewide office was indicted on wire fraud charges stemming from an alleged scheme that funneled more than $365,000 from a delinquent tax fund into personal accounts, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. ...

Bid by GOP Arizona House leaders to pass budget falls flat

Jun. 07, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona House on Monday failed to pass vital parts of a $12.8 billion state budget that contains a massive $1.9 billion income tax cut after one Republican joined all Democrats in opposing the measures, a key defeat for GOP House leaders who risked the vote knowing they...

Final deal reached on budget, first vote planned Tuesday

Jun. 07, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut House Speaker Matt Ritter announced Monday that an agreement has been reached with Gov. Ned Lamont on a new two-year state budget, which the House of Representatives will take up Tuesday morning. Ritter, a Democrat from Hartford, said...

Judge tosses challenge to Seattle's tax on big businesses

Jun. 05, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A King County judge has tossed a lawsuit against Seattle’s new tax on high-earning workers at large businesses, ruling that it is within the city’s authority to tax businesses. The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce had challenged the tax,...

Arizona House plans budget vote but short of backing

Jun. 04, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican leaders of the Arizona House plan to call members back to the Capitol Monday and try to muscle though a budget they negotiated with GOP leaders of the Senate and Gov. Doug Ducey, but there remain doubts that they can get the job done. With only...

Democratic governor, lawmakers say budget deal is close

Jun. 04, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and Democratic legislative leaders said Friday they're close to reaching a “comprehensive understanding” on a new two-year state budget that does not raise new taxes, yet makes major investments in education, health care, municipal aid,...