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Wisconsin Assembly passes workforce housing bills

Oct. 26, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly passed a package of bills Tuesday touted by Republicans and the state's building and real estate industries as a way to create more affordable housing for workers, reduce regulations and reform outdated practices. A tight...

Overland Park police expand mental health response for calls

Oct. 22, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — The Overland Park Police Department plans to expand its team that responds to calls involving mental health crises, with a goal of diffusing the situations while keeping everyone safe. The new Overland Park Crisis Action Team will have 12...

Suit aims to reclaim money from the government for taxpayers

Oct. 22, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A lawsuit seeks to get $300 million for taxpayers in a South Carolina county after the county council voted against returning fees scrapped by the state supreme court. The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled in June that the Greenville County...

Illinois Supreme Court tosses county tax on guns, ammunition

Oct. 21, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Cook County taxes on guns and ammunition violate the state constitution because they “directly burden a law-abiding citizen’s" second amendment right to buy the items for self-defense. Supreme Court...

Report: Trump golf club under new criminal probe over taxes

Oct. 20, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's company is under criminal investigation by a district attorney in a New York City suburb into whether it misled officials to cut taxes for a golf course there, according to The New York Times. The district attorney’s office subpoenaed...

Voting options expand in Albuquerque, Santa Fe elections

Oct. 19, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Nearly 13,000 absentee and early ballots have been cast in local elections that will determine the next mayors of New Mexico's largest city as well as its state capital, with two weeks remaining before Election Day. The secretary of state's office...

Education funding on ballots in New Mexico cities’ elections

Oct. 19, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Local governments across New Mexico are seeking to renew property taxes to pay for school buildings, computers and air ventilation systems even as school districts are slated to receive $900 million in federal pandemic aid. Ventilation upgrades are...

Donations clear way for renaming of Vegas airport after Reid

Oct. 19, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

Officials say enough money has been raised through donations to start work to rename Las Vegas' main airport after former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid. The Clark County Commission earlier this year approved the renaming of McCarran International Airport to Harry Reid...

Judge agrees to delay in sentencing for Gaetz friend

Oct. 18, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday agreed to push back until next year the sentencing for U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz's friend who pleaded guilty earlier this year to sex trafficking and other charges. U.S. District Judge Gregory Presnell said sentencing for Joel...

Columbia Falls becomes 11th Montana area with a resort tax

Oct. 18, 2021 10:55 AM EDT

COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Columbia Falls in northwestern Montana is the 11th Montana community to enact a resort tax. While voters approved the 3% tax in June 2020, the city delayed implementation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The tax took effect on Oct. 1, the...