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Google receives $25M tax break from Nevada to build facility

Sep. 17, 2020 10:34 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Google will receive more than $25 million in tax breaks after pledging an additional $600 million for a new data center in southern Nevada, state officials said. The company previously committed $600 million to the data center in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson. Google also said it...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 16, 2020 1:44 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Please don’t use unreliable sources of information — especially in a crisis like the one Lancaster faces now LNP Sept. 15 Ricardo Miguel Muñoz, 27, was fatally shot by a Lancaster city police officer...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 9, 2020 12:26 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: A misguided strategy Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Sept. 7 It seemed like such a great idea. Back on April 30, state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale agreed to audit the waiver process used to decide which businesses could...

FILE - In this May 14, 2020, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses his revised 2020-2021 state budget during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif.  Spending cuts are compounding for schools and state programs, reserve funds are dwindling, and some governors have begun proposing new taxes and fees to shore up state finances shaken by the coronavirus pandemic. With Congress deadlocked over a new coronavirus relief package, many states haven't had the luxury of waiting to see whether more federal money will come their way.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool)

States plan for cuts as Congress deadlocks on more virus aid

Sep. 6, 2020 10:24 AM EDT

Spending cuts to schools, childhood vaccinations and job-training programs. New taxes on millionaires, cigarettes and legalized marijuana. Borrowing, drawing from rainy day funds and reducing government workers' pay. These are some actions states are considering to shore up their finances amid a sharp drop in tax...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)

Liz Weston: Some remote workers may be in for tax surprise

Aug. 31, 2020 6:43 AM EDT

If the pandemic caused you to relocate across state lines, even temporarily, the next surprise could be having to file an extra tax return and potentially pay more taxes. The issue gained national attention in May, when Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York said out-of-state health care workers who came to help with the...

Pam, who declined to give a last name, examines the remains of her partner's Vacaville, Calif., home on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. The residence burned as the LNU Lightning Complex fires ripped through the area Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

California wildfires some of largest in state history

Aug. 22, 2020 12:28 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lightning-sparked wildfires in Northern California exploded in size Friday to become some of the largest in state history, forcing thousands to flee and destroying hundreds of homes and other structures as reinforcements began arriving to help weary firefighters. More than 12,000...

Flames from the LNU Lightning Complex fires burn in unincorporated Napa County, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. The blaze went on to destroy multiple homes near Lake Berryessa. Fire crews across the region scrambled to contain dozens of wildfires sparked by lightning strikes as a statewide heat wave continues. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

At least 5 people killed in Northern California wildfires

Aug. 21, 2020 12:22 AM EDT

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Dozens of wildfires raging throughout Northern California have now claimed at least five lives and threaten tens of thousands of homes, authorities said Thursday. The death of a resident in Solano County, in the northeastern San Francisco Bay Area, was reported Thursday by Sheriff...

Appeals court: On 2nd thought, tax bikini latex clubs

Aug. 18, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A state appeals court has overturned its own ruling and decided "bikini latex clubs” are sexually oriented businesses that are subject to a $5-per-patron state tax. The Houston-based 1st Texas Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday in a 21-page opinion that latex-clad dancers at such...

Florida felon voting law questioned by US appellate court

Aug. 18, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An attorney representing the state of Florida told a federal appeals court Tuesday the state can legally require felons to fully pay all fines, fees and restitution before allowing them to vote, while attorneys representing some felons argued that constitutes an illegal poll...

Golden Globes signage appears on the red carpet at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 6, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. A Norwegian entertainment reporter has sued the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization that gives out the Golden Globe Awards, alleging that it acts as a cartel that stifles competition for its members. Reporter Kjersti Flaa filed the lawsuit in federal court in Los Angeles on Monday. Flaa said that despite reporting on Hollywood for many prominent Norwegian outlets, she has been repeatedly denied membership in the organization because the HFPA won't allow in new members whose work competes with that of existing ones.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Reporter sues Golden Globes organization over member rules

Aug. 3, 2020 11:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Norwegian entertainment reporter on Monday sued the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization that gives out the Golden Globe Awards, alleging that it acts as a cartel that stifles competition for its members. Reporter Kjersti Flaa filed the lawsuit in federal court in Los...