Latest State taxes News

Lawmakers: End tax breaks for companies that pull lobster

Dec. 07, 2022 12:04 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two lawmakers in Maine want to change laws to prevent the state from offering tax breaks or contracts to companies that stop selling lobster after sustainability organizations raised concerns. The Marine Stewardship Council and Seafood Watch removed their...

Appeals court upholds most Eyman campaign finance violations

Dec. 06, 2022 20:19 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld most of the campaign finance violations that longtime anti-tax initiative promoter Tim Eyman was found liable for last year. The court kept in place the multimillion-dollar verdict against Eyman and the majority...

Mississippi budget blueprint has slight spending increases

Dec. 06, 2022 17:14 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Top legislators are recommending only a slight increase in Mississippi state government spending for the coming year, even as Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn renews his push to eliminate the state income tax. Mississippi's 2023 budget year ends June 30,...

South Dakota's Noem tries to convince lawmakers on tax cut

Dec. 06, 2022 16:25 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem tried Tuesday to win over the Republican-controlled Legislature with details of her plan to enact a historic repeal of the state's tax on groceries. But to deliver on the campaign promise, the Republican governor must convince lawmakers in...

Florida lawmakers set to meet on ailing insurance market

Dec. 06, 2022 12:56 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Legislature will meet next week for a special session on property insurance and property tax relief in the wake of damage caused by Hurricane Ian, officials announced Tuesday. The leaders of the Florida House and Senate issued the proclamation...

Hawaii's new Gov. Green aims to end tax on food, medication

Dec. 05, 2022 21:17 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. Josh Green took the oath of office on Monday and immediately vowed to address homelessness and housing, and ask the Legislature to help eliminate the state's tax on food and medication. Green said in his inaugural address that he wanted to get rid of...

California eyes penalties for oil companies' big profits

Dec. 05, 2022 20:22 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California could become the first state to fine big oil companies for making too much money, a reaction to the industry's supersized profits following a summer of record-high gas prices in the nation's most populous state. Gov. Gavin Newsom and his...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Dec. 05, 2022 07:17 AM EST

Lincoln Journal Star. December 1, 2022. Editorial: State’s hospitals face pressure on multiple fronts Nebraska’s hospitals are facing a financial crunch that will soon impact every taxpayer in the state. Put at its simplest, costs for hospitals from...

Teens create a ‘period pantry’ for free pads, tampons

Dec. 04, 2022 09:03 AM EST

VIENNA, Va. (AP) — When Ariyanna Ghala, 14, was shopping with her mom, she noticed how expensive a box of pads were and thought there must be something she could do to help people who couldn’t afford them. The teen in Vienna, Va., talked to her friends Ramsey Warner and Isabel...

Tennessee roads plan mulls toll lanes, electric car fee hike

Dec. 03, 2022 10:17 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is considering allowing express toll lanes on highways and tripling a fee for electric car owners as he targets his first big push after winning reelection — paying for tens of billions of dollars in roadway projects. The Republican...