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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...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Nov. 29, 2021 10:02 AM EST

Houston Chronicle. Nov. 28, 2021. Editorial: Resign, Craddick and Christian. Regulators misled about winter storm and failed to prevent another Nine months ago, Wayne Christian was standing in his dark house, wearing three layers of coats to keep...

Redevelopment of Tucson's tallest building includes hotel

Nov. 24, 2021 19:41 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson's tallest building is getting a boutique hotel. A developer says Marriott has signed on to make the first nine floors of One South Church building part of its Tribute brand, a collection of unique hotels that don't match the chain's...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Nov. 22, 2021 10:14 AM EST

Omaha World-Herald. Nov. 21, 2021. Editorial: Nebraska educators, worn down in the COVID era, need relief This school year, many thought, would be a time when Omaha-area schools would make major strides toward getting back to “normal” in the wake...

Leading Nebraska senator unveils new school funding proposal

Nov. 18, 2021 18:15 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker who leads the Legislature's Education Committee unveiled a new proposal Thursday intended to provide more sustainable and predictable funding for K-12 public schools while lowering property taxes. Sen. Lynne Walz, of Fremont, said...

Idaho moves ahead on plan to appraise federal land for taxes

Nov. 18, 2021 16:25 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Only one company responded to a call by Idaho lawmakers seeking a third-party to appraise federal land in real-time to find out how much money the state would get paid in property taxes if the land were privately held. Idaho is roughly 63% federal...

Republican legislators split on prospects of Indiana tax cut

Nov. 15, 2021 16:38 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s fast-growing tax collections have some Republican lawmakers looking to push through tax cuts during the upcoming legislative session even as that move faces skepticism. The debate is a significant turnaround from a year ago when the...

New Jersey eyes financial break for Atlantic City casinos

Nov. 15, 2021 16:20 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are proposing financial relief for Atlantic City's casinos to help them continue to recover from the coronavirus pandemic by exempting two of the industry's fastest-growing revenue streams from calculations on how much the casinos should pay...

Cold War veterans now eligible for property tax exemption

Nov. 10, 2021 15:06 PM EST

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Military veterans from Rhode Island who served during the Cold War are now eligible for a property tax exemption even if they did not serve during a declared war or conflict under legislation signed Wednesday by Gov. Daniel McKee. For the purposes...

School districts' lawsuit over state funding heads to trial

Nov. 09, 2021 14:35 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A lawsuit that could result in drastic changes to how Pennsylvania funds public education goes to trial Friday in a Harrisburg courtroom, seven years after a handful of the state’s districts first went to court to challenge a system they consider unfair. ...