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Deadline near for Louisiana farmers to apply for tax breaks

Jun. 25, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's commercial farmers must apply by the end of June if they want to continue receiving certain state sales tax breaks. Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain is reminding farmers that the certification applications are due ahead of the new law that takes effect with the start...

Rhode Island House to finish work on state budget Saturday

Jun. 21, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's House of Representatives will finish voting on a nearly $10 billion state budget on Saturday. House leaders had hoped to finish voting Friday night and the chamber passed most of the budget articles. But after long debates about funding for the homeless, staffing at...

Wisconsin Assembly approves online tax bill, income tax cuts

Jun. 20, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Assembly has approved a bill that would require online vendors like Amazon to collect and remit sales taxes from third-party sellers in perpetuity, a move that would trigger income tax cuts. Under the bill, revenue from the tax collections would be used to cover reductions in...

Assembly passes bill ending Miller Park tax

Jun. 20, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Assembly has passed a bill that would end the five-county sales tax that funded construction and operation of Miller Park. The 0.1% sales tax in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, Waukesha and Racine counties has been in effect since 1996. The Assembly bill specifies that the...

Penny sales tax not enough for county's road projects

Jun. 16, 2019 8:57 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A roads program approved by Richland County voters is on track to need $154 million in additional money to complete all its projects. Voters approved an extra penny in sales tax in 2012 to complete a detailed list of road projects in Richland County. But The State newspaper reports a...

Split Michigan House OKs plan to shift fuel taxes to roads

Jun. 13, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Sales taxes collected at the gas pump would be shifted to road repairs under a budget plan approved Thursday by the Michigan House, where majority Republicans called it a first step in response to Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's call for higher fuel taxes to fix deteriorating...

Arkansas mulls spending $3.6B on road improvement projects

Jun. 13, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Transportation is proposing spending $3.6 billion on 31 capital and congestion relief projects, including nearly $500 million over 20 years to widen sections of Interstate 40. The department also wants to spend another $350 million on improving I-30 and...

Arizona governor signs bill cutting taxes on farm fertilizer

Jun. 7, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov Doug Ducey has signed legislation eliminating sales taxes farmers pay for fertilizer and pesticides. The proposal signed into law Friday will cost the state about $15 million a year and was pushed by Republican Rep. Tim Dunn. He is a Yuma farmer who said Arizona is one of just two states...

Alaska peninsula hospitality businesses oppose bed tax plan

Jun. 7, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Members of the Alaska hospitality industry have spoken out against a proposed bed tax, a report said. Hospitality property operators on Kenai Peninsula spoke against the plan at a Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting Tuesday, The Peninsula Clarion reported Wednesday. The 12% bed...

Michigan House GOP wants sales tax at pump to go to roads

Jun. 6, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — House Republicans on Thursday unveiled a budget plan that would dedicate Michigan's 6% sales tax on motor fuel to road construction, which they said could avoid a 45-cents-a-gallon gasoline and diesel tax increase proposed by Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The bill, which won...