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Michigan lawmakers advance measure to end 'tampon tax'

Oct. 14, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House advanced legislation Thursday that would eliminate sales taxes on menstrual products, bringing the state one step closer to abolishing the so-called “tampon tax.” The legislation, if passed by the Senate...

Ohio GOP lawmaker to introduce marijuana legalization bill

Oct. 12, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Recreational marijuana would be legalized in Ohio for adults 21 and older under Republican legislation coming in the Ohio House that would levy a 10% sales tax on the product, a lawmaker announced Tuesday. Ohio facilities currently producing and...

Projects overshadow Danville’s lost jobs, population decline

Oct. 10, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) — If Danville were a math equation, there would be more pluses than minuses. That’s the opinion of many of those who were asked how the city is doing these days. The pluses: Area parks that are second to none, demolition of...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Sep. 15, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. Sept. 9, 2021. Editorial: Response Chilly To Gunn’s Tax Swap Philip Gunn is convinced that if Mississippi would swap its personal income tax for higher sales taxes on most things people in this state purchase, new residents...

Projects financed with STAR bonds not meeting tourism goals

Aug. 31, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Only three of 16 projects financed with STAR bonds are meeting requirements for bringing visitors and spending to Kansas, and it could still take decades for them to return the tax revenue diverted for the bonds, according to a new state audit. Sales...

Connecticut's one-week sales-tax holiday to begin Sunday

Aug. 14, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut shoppers are poised to get a one-week tax break, beginning Sunday. The state's annual Sales Tax Free Week, which runs through Aug. 21, exempts retail purchases of most clothing and footwear priced under $100 from Connecticut's 6.35%...

Kentucky opens fiscal year with strong revenue collections

Aug. 11, 2021 04:11 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's surging revenue collections continued during the first month of the new fiscal year. State General Fund receipts for July totaled $981.5 million, up 8.4% from the same month a year ago, state budget Director John Hicks reported Tuesday....

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Aug. 09, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. Aug. 8, 2021. Editorial: Now we know what state employees really think about upholding access to public records. (Not much.) It’s never been a secret that many public officials in Iowa find the state’s open government laws to...

South Carolina's back-to-school sales tax holiday underway

Aug. 06, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's annual weekend where the state doesn't charge sales tax on back-to-school items is underway. The sales tax holiday started Friday and runs through Sunday. Shoppers don't have to pay South Carolina's 6% sales...

Monday is final day of WVa back-to-school sales tax offer

Aug. 02, 2021 04:12 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Monday marks the final day of West Virginia's back-to-school sales tax holiday. Certain items were exempt from the state sales tax over the four-day period that started Friday. It included school-related items such clothing, supplies,...