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Python removal program grows in southwest Florida

Sep. 25, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Invasive Burmese pythons have decimated native mammal populations in the Greater Everglades ecosystem for years, but a new partnership aims to expand the battle against the elusive predators. With the help of funds from Fish & Wildlife Foundation...

Evers, Democrats revive plan to kill personal property tax

Sep. 23, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers and legislative Democrats are reviving an attempt to eliminate a property tax paid by businesses that Republicans have long supported getting rid of. Numerous exemptions have been allowed under the law over the...

Fund pays back tax debt of 1,600 Detroit homeowners

Sep. 23, 2021 09:33 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — About 1,600 homeowners have had their back taxes paid through a program designed to preserve wealth and home equity in Detroit while helping families achieve financial independence. Another 3,250 Detroit homeowners also are in the Detroit Tax Relief Fund...

Coyotes put in $1.7 billion proposal to build arena in Tempe

Sep. 20, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have proposed a $1.7 billion development in Tempe that will include a hockey arena. Renderings released Monday by the Coyotes include proposed restaurants, shops and apartments on a 46-acre tract of land near downtown. ...

Democrats tackling flash points of taxes, health, climate

Sep. 18, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Revamp the tax code and important federal health care and environment programs. Spend $3.5 trillion over 10 years, but maybe a lot less. Ensure that no more than three Democrats in all of Congress vote “no” because Republicans will be unanimously opposed. ...

Boeing sells land for $200M in plan to shrink holdings

Sep. 17, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing has closed the sale of 310 acres of undeveloped land next to its Frederickson manufacturing plant in Pierce County for $200 million, real estate tax filings show. The deal finalized this week is the latest as part of a large-scale local property...

Kauai council passes hotel room tax; mayor expected to sign

Sep. 16, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — The Kauai County Council has passed a bill adding a 3% surcharge to the state's hotel tax after the state stopped sharing revenue from the tax with the counties. Mayor Derek Kawakami plans to sign the legislation, said Sarah Blane, his chief of...

Johnston, RI, approves Amazon warehouse promising 1,500 jobs

Sep. 16, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

JOHNSTON, R.I. (AP) — The Johnston Town Council voted to approve a 20-year tax deal with Amazon to build a large warehouse there. Under the agreement approved Wednesday, Amazon will pay an average of $7.2 million a year in property taxes, The Boston Globe reported. ...

Court: Cincinnati billboard tax violates First Amendment

Sep. 16, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A tax levied by the city of Cincinnati on billboard companies in an effort to close a budget shortfall is an unconstitutional of First Amendment rights to free speech, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Justice Sharon Kennedy, writing the...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Sep. 15, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

Orlando Sentinel. September 13, 2021. Editorial: At least one legislator is standing up for Florida’s diminished public records law It’s good to see that not every lawmaker has surrendered to the relentless, decades-long, bipartisan legislative...