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Lamont says review of taxed, prepared foods under way

Sep. 17, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont said Tuesday that Connecticut's tax department "too broadly interpreted" a planned surcharge on prepared foods and he has directed the agency to revisit which items should be affected. The Democrat said his budget office and legislative Democrats, who crafted the...

California campaign will warn public of vaping dangers

Sep. 16, 2019 9:47 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will spend $20 million on a public awareness campaign about the dangers of vaping nicotine and cannabis products and step up efforts to halt the sale of illicit products amid a rise in vaping-related illnesses. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the actions Monday...

Border war between Kansas, Missouri isn't quite over yet

Sep. 16, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — There may be a cease-fire, but the economic "border war" involving the use of incentives to lure jobs across the state line in the Kansas City area isn't exactly over. Missouri officials plan to award more than $62 million in incentives to financial firm Waddell & Reed, based in...

Missouri bill would preserve tax break for car trade-ins

Sep. 13, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers on Friday acted to preserve a tax break for trading-in multiple vehicles, although revenue officials say they never stopped offering it. Senators voted 29-0 Friday to send a bill to Republican Gov. Mike Parson that would ensure people and businesses can...

Missouri lawmakers advance sales tax break for car trade-ins

Sep. 11, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House approved a bill Wednesday that would ensure people and businesses can continue trading in multiple vehicles to get tax breaks on new cars, despite criticism that the issue didn't merit urgent action. Lawmakers voted 126-21 to send the legislation to the Senate,...

Missouri lawmakers take up sales tax break for car trade-ins

Sep. 9, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers began a special session Monday to bring back a sales tax break for multi-vehicle trade-ins, a tax credit that residents use an estimated 14,000 times a year. Republican Gov. Mike Parson called lawmakers back to work after the Missouri Supreme Court in June...

Oregon death is 2nd linked to vaping, 1st tied to pot shop

Sep. 4, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Public health officials in Oregon said Wednesday that a person who recently died of a severe respiratory illness had used an electronic cigarette containing marijuana oil from a legal dispensary, the second death linked to vaping nationwide and the first tied to a vaping product...

Larger US sports betting market races for (online) end zone

Sep. 4, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — As the second NFL season following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for legal sports betting begins, the industry is growing larger and ever-more mobile. Some unmistakable trends have emerged. The extra money that taxing sports bets generates has not exactly been a...

Lack of interest thwarts latest Pennsylvania casino auction

Sep. 4, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lack of interest has thwarted Pennsylvania's latest casino expansion attempt. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board received no bidders Wednesday in a casino license auction ordered by lawmakers as part of an aggressive gambling expansion launched in 2017 by a cash-hungry state...

Democrat Dan Feltes running for New Hampshire governor

Sep. 3, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Senate Majority Leader Dan Feltes announced his campaign for governor Tuesday, becoming the first Democrat to enter the race to challenge Republican Gov. Chris Sununu next year. Feltes, in his third term in the state Senate, announced his decision in a web video, saying...