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Task force: Public 'essentially paid for' 76ers NJ fee

Oct. 17, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey task force indicated Thursday that the Philadelphia 76ers got approved for a bigger tax break than they deserved when they moved their practice facility to Camden, New Jersey. Task force attorney Jim Walden said Thursday the public "essentially paid for" the roughly...

Pritzkers report $6M in income, release partial tax returns

Oct. 15, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker and first lady M.K. Pritzker reported $6.2 million in income last year and paid $216,000 in Illinois taxes. The Democratic governor and his wife released partial federal and state income tax returns Tuesday. The hotel chain heir and philanthropist is worth $3.4...

Last of special tax refund checks for many Virginians mailed

Oct. 15, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Officials in Virginia say the state has met its deadline to mail taxpayers a special refund check. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the Virginia Department of the Treasury mailed the last of nearly 2.7 million refund checks Friday. Eligible taxpayers will receive $110 if they filed...

Burgum administration renews push for petrochemical plant

Oct. 14, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum and his administration are wooing the petrochemical industry to build a multibillion-dollar plant to convert natural gas liquids into plastic or other products, bringing value to the commodity that otherwise is being piped elsewhere or burned off as a byproduct of the...

To save rural hospitals, Georgia requires classes for CEOs

Oct. 13, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Like many other rural hospitals across the country, Taylor Regional in the small town of Hawkinsville, Georgia, had gone through years of financial troubles. When it approached retired Dr. Skip McDannald for help in 2015, he said he quickly spotted problems. "They were not judicious in the...

$13M in credits for 'WrestleMania,' Roth book series awarded

Oct. 8, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has greenlighted roughly $13 million in film tax credits for "WrestleMania" and David Simon's production of the Philip Roth novel "The Plot Against America." The Economic Development Authority authorized the tax credits at its board meeting Tuesday. It's the third round of...

Louisiana man, 68, gets nearly 3½ years for mail fraud

Oct. 4, 2019 4:28 AM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 68-year-old Louisiana man has been sentenced to nearly 3½ years in prison in a scheme to steal nearly $400,000 by getting credit and debit cards, plus tax refunds and other checks out of the mail. U.S. Attorney David Joseph says in a news release that...

Housing woes push into 2020 campaign from Nevada and beyond

Sep. 30, 2019 2:52 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Like many, Mario Wolthers was lured to Las Vegas a decade ago from California by cheaper housing costs. But when his apartment managers tried to raise his rent last spring, he moved in with a roommate. "I'm a responsible taxpaying citizen," said Wolthers, a 38-year-old elementary school...

Iowa auditor seeks mandatory prison for public money theft

Sep. 26, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State Auditor Rob Sand on Thursday proposed legislation requiring mandatory prison time for those convicted of theft involving public money. Sand's proposal came just days after an investigative story by Cedar Rapids television station KCRG that found only about 40% of special...

Tax refunds on the way to many Virginians

Sep. 25, 2019 4:32 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The state of Virginia is in the process of mailing out special tax refunds lawmakers approved this year. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the Department of Treasury began mailing the almost 2.7 million checks Sept. 16 and expects to finish by Oct. 15. Eligible taxpayers will receive...