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Bill advances to amend motion picture tax credit program

Feb. 15, 2020 10:43 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Legislation is advancing in Rhode Island's General Assembly to draw more movie and television productions to the state. The House of Representatives passed a motion picture tax credit bill Thursday night, sending it to the state Senate. The bill was sponsored by House Finance...

In this Feb. 4, 2020, photo, Tony Rankins, center in red tie, receives a standing ovation during the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. Rankins, a formerly homeless, drug-addicted Army vet, got the standing ovation after President Donald Trump described how he turned his life around thanks to a construction job at a company using the administration’s “Opportunity Zone” tax breaks targeting poor neighborhoods. Rankins, a tradesman who has indeed moved out of his car and into an apartment since landing the job refurbishing a Nashville hotel two years ago, doesn’t work at a site using the tax breaks and never has. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump's story about veteran's comeback was not quite true

Feb. 13, 2020 9:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Rankins, a formerly homeless, drug-addicted Army veteran, got a standing ovation at the State of the Union after President Donald Trump described how he turned his life around thanks to a construction job at a company using the administration's “Opportunity Zone” tax...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Feb. 12, 2020 4:13 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: North East charts path to future Erie Times-News Feb. 10As the 2021 closure of the Mercyhurst University North East campus draws near, the North East community stands at a pivotal crossroads. We don’t have to look far to...

Nebraska property tax package advances out of committee

Feb. 12, 2020 3:17 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill designed to lower property taxes by boosting state aid for Nebraska's K-12 public schools advanced Wednesday out of a legislative committee but will still face opposition when lawmakers debate it. Members of the Revenue Committee voted 6-2 to send the proposal to the full...

Republicans push $30 million a year in farm tax breaks

Feb. 11, 2020 5:13 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Lawmakers are moving quickly on a pair of bills cutting taxes for Wisconsin farmers by nearly $30 million a year, after Democratic Gov. Tony Evers called for the Legislature to take emergency action to help the state's agriculture economy. The Republican-authored bills were introduced...

WNMU students to provide income tax filing assistance

Feb. 11, 2020 12:04 AM EST

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — Western New Mexico University students are set to offer tax help to seniors and low-income families in the southwest corner of the state. The school announced the students this week will begin the local Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. The free service is for people whose...

Wisconsin Assembly Rep. Tyler August speaks at a news conference attended by other GOP lawmakers to unveil a pair of tax cuts and other plans designed to help the state's struggling agriculture industry on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Madison, Wis. The Capitol news conference to unveil the bills came a day before a public hearing was scheduled on the measures. (AP Photo by Scott Bauer)

Wisconsin Republicans propose tax cuts for farmers

Feb. 10, 2020 2:55 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin farmers would receive up to a $7,500 tax break this year under a bill that's part of a fast-moving package of proposals Assembly Republicans unveiled Monday to dovetail with Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' special session call to help the state's struggling agriculture industry....

House revenue committee rejects Idaho food tax proposals

Feb. 10, 2020 1:53 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two attempts to introduce bills to repeal Idaho grocery taxes on food failed Monday and another was withdrawn by its sponsor, leaving only one grocery tax relief bill pending in the Legislature. The House Revenue and Taxation Committee rejected holding a hearing on proposed bills by...

Prosecute firms that lie to get tax breaks, panel recommends

Feb. 7, 2020 4:05 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lying on applications to get tax breaks in New Jersey should open companies up to prosecution, and the state should create an inspector general post to watch over the agency handing out incentives, according to a new report published Friday by a legislative committee probing the...

In this Friday, Jan. 10 photo, children play on a hay farm where residents from the Indios neighborhood of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, have set up shelter after earthquakes and amid aftershocks in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico. A 6.4 magnitude quake that toppled or damaged hundreds of homes in southwestern Puerto Rico is raising concerns about where displaced families will live, while the island still struggles to rebuild from Hurricane Maria two years ago. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

House passes Puerto Rico aid in face of Trump veto threat

Feb. 7, 2020 12:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House on Friday passed a $20 billion-plus aid package for Puerto Rico, where a swarm of earthquakes last month set back the island territory's slow, troubled recovery from the hurricane devastation of 2017. The legislation, approved by a mostly party-line ...