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Trump mocks Democrats, vows new tax cut on Baltimore visit

Sep. 13, 2019 7:28 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to boost the spirits of Republican lawmakers, mocking Democrats and promising a new tax cut package, as he returned to the city he recently disparaged as a "rat and rodent infested mess." Trump spoke on Thursday to House Republicans attending an annual retreat...

Nebraska county OKs sales tax to pay wrongfully convicted

Sep. 11, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska county that owes more than $30 million to six people wrongfully convicted of murder approved a new half-cent sales tax Wednesday to help pay the legal judgment, but the former prisoners still will have to wait at least six years to collect the full amount they're owed. The...

New York City sues T-Mobile for tricking customers

Sep. 5, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is suing T-Mobile for what it calls "abusive sales tactics" at Metro by T-Mobile stores, the wireless carrier's prepaid phone brand. The city's lawsuit says dozens of stores sold used phones to customers as new, charged fake taxes and unexpected fees and offered financing for...

Chicago's mayor faces sobering reality _ huge budget deficit

Aug. 29, 2019 10:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who swept into office five months ago on a promise of wholesale reform, presented a sobering reality Thursday — the city faces a massive budget shortfall and major tax increases may be necessary. Lightfoot said the nation's third largest city will have an...

School board wants Kentucky Noah's Ark to pay higher taxes

Aug. 27, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Christian theme park with a 500-foot-long (152-meter-long) Noah's Ark is not paying enough in property taxes, according to a Kentucky county school board. Grant County's school board filed a lawsuit against the Ark Encounter after losing an administrative appeal. The school board...

Group to help Chicago clear pot arrests during legalization

Aug. 27, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A nonprofit with the technology to analyze criminal records nearly automatically will help the county that includes Chicago clear tens of thousands of convictions for marijuana possession as Illinois gets set to allow the recreational sale of the drug. Code for America will provide...

Oklahoma City mulls vote on MAPS 4 sales tax extension

Aug. 23, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City council is expected to set a citywide vote for a one-cent sales tax that would generate nearly $980 million over eight years to fund dozens of city projects, including money for social services like mental health and homelessness. The proposal outlined on Friday is...

Sheriff in conservative county defends free press

Aug. 21, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Journalists are defending a small newspaper after a county attorney asked the sheriff to investigate whether a reporter broke the law by trying repeatedly to get comments from an official for a story. Staffers at the Malheur Enterprise, a weekly newspaper in the remote town of Vale, said...

Records: Land taxes went unpaid by Rep. Meadows' business

Aug. 15, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Thousands of dollars in property taxes on land owned by Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows' business went unpaid because the western North Carolina congressman says he didn't know about the bills. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the Bertie County tax office began recording...

San Jose mayor wants gun owners to get liability insurance

Aug. 13, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The mayor of San Jose has proposed requiring gun owners in the nation's 10th largest city to carry liability insurance to cover taxpayer costs associated with firearm violence. If approved, Mayor Sam Liccardo's strict new measure proposed Monday would be the first of its kind in the...