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Taxes for Kansas City streetcar extension approved in vote

Jun. 20, 2018 4:56 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A proposal to expand Kansas City's streetcar south to the University of Missouri-Kansas City won approval by a wide margin in mail-in balloting. Residents inside a new transportation development district approved special sales and property taxes fund a $227 million project. The...

EU tells Luxembourg to recoup back taxes from French firm

Jun. 20, 2018 5:50 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's state aid watchdog is ordering Luxembourg to recover 120 million euros ($139 million) in unpaid taxes from French electricity provider Engie. The watchdog, the European Commission, said Wednesday that Luxembourg allowed two Engie group companies to avoid paying taxes on...

California lawmakers push diversity through film tax credit

Jun. 19, 2018 2:29 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers passed legislation Monday that puts more conditions on state film tax credits to encourage better sexual harassment reporting and diverse hiring amid revelations of misconduct and discrimination in the movie industry. The legislation would require feature film...

The Latest: Senate backs bill promoting film diversity

Jun. 18, 2018 7:25 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on legislation related to California's film tax credit program (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The California Senate is supporting a bill aimed at promoting diversity in California's film and television industry. It now heads to Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown. The state...

Court blocks 'millionaire tax' question from state ballot

Jun. 18, 2018 4:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts' highest court on Monday struck down a proposed "millionaire tax" ballot question, blocking it from going before state voters in November and ending advocates' hopes for generating some $2 billion in additional revenue for education and transportation. The Supreme Judicial...

The Latest: Group in support of tax disappointed by ruling

Jun. 18, 2018 11:19 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the decision by the Massachusetts high court to block a proposed "millionaire tax" (all times local): 11:15 a.m. A citizens group that collected more than 150,000 signatures in support of a so-called "millionaire tax" in Massachusetts says it is "incredibly disappointed" that...

Walmart heirs' groups deny role in Georgia governor's race

Jun. 15, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

Representatives of the Walmart company heirs deny any involvement in the Georgia governor's race after a candidate was secretly recorded saying he backed a school choice law because campaign money from the family's non-profit foundation was at stake. Republican Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle admits making the remarks that...

H&R Block shares skid again on store-shuttering plan

Jun. 14, 2018 4:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shares of H&R Block were down for the second day in a row following the tax preparer's announcement that it would shutter 400 offices in response to a new tax law that could simplify the average American's return. As more people opt for do-it-yourself software such as TurboTax, the...

Hawley sues St. Louis developer, alleges tax credit fraud

Jun. 13, 2018 12:48 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — One day after St. Louis officials announced plans to cut ties developer Paul McKee over a massive but long-stalled project in an impoverished area, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has filed suit against the same developer. The suit filed Wednesday says McKee's company, Northside...

Ohio's top court hears arguments on promotions tax dispute

Jun. 13, 2018 10:43 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has heard arguments in a dispute over promotions including bobbleheads and other items offered by the Cincinnati Reds to ticket buyers. At issue is whether the Reds are exempt from paying tax on the purchase of the promotional items. Attorneys for the Reds argue...