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New Mexico may limit or scrap tax on Social Security income

Jan. 21, 2022 00:06 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Legislators are introducing competing proposals to do away with New Mexico's tax on income from Social Security benefits as Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham throws her political weight behind the idea in an election year. About a dozen states tax Social Security...

Kentucky House passes its version of new 2-year state budget

Jan. 20, 2022 19:49 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican-led House passed its version of a new two-year state budget Thursday, endorsing increased education spending and a pay raise for state employees. The budget bill was put on an unprecedented fast track, clearing a committee and the full...

Carney focuses on jobs, education in speech to lawmakers

Jan. 20, 2022 18:43 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney stressed the need to expand Delaware’s economy and improve its public schools during his State of the State speech to lawmakers Thursday. Carney also thanked state officials for their response to the coronavirus pandemic and...

Record $600M Idaho tax cut clears House, heads to Senate

Jan. 20, 2022 17:53 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s largest-ever tax cut cleared the House on Thursday and headed to the Senate. The House voted 57-13 with no Democratic support to approve the $600 million cut that includes a one-time $350 million in rebates and $250 million in permanent income tax...

Senate passes funding boost for private school scholarships

Jan. 20, 2022 17:28 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Senate on Thursday passed a $1.5 million funding boost for a private school scholarship program that is funded through tax credits. The bill's proponents argued the program allows low-income students to go to the school of their choice,...

Indiana House backs GOP tax cut plan that has uncertain fate

Jan. 20, 2022 15:41 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republicans pushed a plan for broad cuts to Indiana’s business and individual income taxes through the state House on Thursday, sending it to an uncertain fate in the GOP-dominated Senate. House members voted 68-25 mostly along party lines in favor of the...

Governor: Put brakes on proposal to halt added Ohio gas tax

Jan. 20, 2022 09:46 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine wants lawmakers to put the brakes on a proposal to halt the collection of Ohio's newly increased taxes on gas and diesel fuel. The Republican governor and GOP lawmakers reached a deal in 2019 to boost Ohio's tax on gas by 10.5 cents a gallon...

Restaurant tax nears end, but city wants to keep it cooking

Jan. 20, 2022 08:22 AM EST

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A restaurant tax in Pascagoula that was set to end this summer could be sticking around for awhile, officials said. The 2% tax went into effect in 2017 and is being used to help pay for a new $12 million sports complex, WLOX-TV reported. The...

WA House passes pause to long-term care program and tax

Jan. 19, 2022 20:35 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Nearly three years ago, Washington became the first state in the nation to establish a defined benefit to help offset the costs of long-term care. Now, lawmakers are quickly moving to delay implementation amid concerns about long-term solvency of the program and criticism of...

Text of SC Gov. Henry McMaster's State of the State speech

Jan. 19, 2022 19:08 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's State of the State remarks as prepared for delivery on Wednesday: Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen of the General Assembly, my fellow South Carolinians: We are here tonight to address...