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Parson signs law exempting World Cup tickets from sales tax

Jun. 23, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday signed a bill that will reduce the cost of World Cup tickets when the soccer tournament comes to Kansas City in 2026. The bill exempts tickets for the FIFA World Cup games from sales tax. The Missouri Legislature passed...

New Jersey to offer sales tax break on school supplies

Jun. 22, 2022 16:22 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Back-to-school shoppers will get a break on New Jersey's sales tax later this summer, Gov. Phil Murphy and fellow Democrats in the Legislature said Wednesday. Murphy and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and Senate President Nicholas Scutari said they reached an...

Oklahoma House, Senate fail to reach deal on tax cuts

Jun. 16, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma House and Senate failed to reach a deal on cutting the sales tax on groceries and the individual income tax that Gov. Kevin Stitt was urging them to pass. The House adjourned a special session on Wednesday after passing an array of tax cut options,...

States offer tax breaks, funds for chance to host World Cup

Jun. 15, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — U.S. cities and states have lined up with tax breaks and millions of dollars in both public and private investments for a chance at hosting 2026 FIFA World Cup games, set to be announced Thursday. The prize is a share of what FIFA expects to be more than...

Oklahoma lawmakers consider tax cuts during special session

Jun. 13, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature returned to the Capitol on Monday for a special session to consider tax cuts the governor wants and how to allocate federal COVID-19 relief funds that were part of the American Rescue Plan Act. Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt wants...

Oklahoma Legislature overrides some vetoes, plans return

May. 27, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature spent the final day of the regular session on Friday overriding several of Gov. Kevin Stitt's vetoes, but opted not to override his veto of several key budget provisions. Instead, lawmakers plan to return in a special session next month...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

May. 25, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News and Observer. May 25, 2022. Editorial: North Carolina gets its own ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, and yes, it’s awful You would think, after the House Bill 2 backlash that occurred in 2016, North Carolina Republicans might think twice...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

May. 24, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

Anderson Herald Bulletin. May 23, 2022. Editorial: Outbreak of Legionnaires’ may be costly to state Outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease in prisons are occasionally downplayed by the officials in charge of penal institutions. Earlier this year, it was...

Indiana's total gas tax staying 56 cents a gallon for June

May. 19, 2022 11:47 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s sales tax charged on gasoline will barely change next month despite the recent sharp increase in gas prices. A calculation released Thursday by the Indiana Department of Revenue sets the state sales tax charged on gas at 24 cents a gallon for June....

Phase-out of sales tax rejected by Senate panel

May. 16, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A House-passed plan to phase out a temporary sales tax over the next three years was rejected Monday by a Senate committee. The 0.45% sales tax was approved in 2018 and is set to expire in 2025. Rep. Tony Bacala of Prairieville had proposed...