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Feds: Nursing home operator failed to pay $29.5M in taxes

Jan. 21, 2022 13:09 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The operator of a failed multi-state nursing home chain failed to pay $29.5 million in payroll and unemployment taxes for his employees at 95 facilities he operated in 11 states, federal prosecutors said. Authorities on Thursday arrested Joseph Schwartz, 62, of...

NYC's mayor invests first paycheck in cryptocurrency

Jan. 20, 2022 18:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's new mayor, Eric Adams, plans to convert his first paycheck this week into two cryptocurrencies, which he has been hyping as a potential economic engine for the city. The Democrat's office announced Thursday that Adams' first salary payment will be...

Georgia unemployment rate again falls to new all-time low

Jan. 20, 2022 10:48 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Another month brought another all-time low for Georgia's unemployment rate in December, as it dipped to 2.6%. For the third month in a row, that's the lowest level since current records began in 1976, falling from 2.8% in November and less than half the 5.3% reported...

Alaska lawmakers face proposed salary hike, allowance limits

Jan. 18, 2022 22:14 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A commission tasked with reviewing legislative pay on Tuesday voted to raise the annual salary for Alaska lawmakers but to restrict the daily allowance lawmakers can receive. The changes will go forward unless the Legislature expressly rejects them. The...

Text of Kemp's State of the State Address

Jan. 13, 2022 12:04 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Text of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s State of the State address. Remarks as prepared. Lt. Governor Duncan, Speaker Ralston, President Pro Tem Miller, Speaker Pro Tem Jones, members of the General Assembly, members of the judiciary, and my fellow Georgians. ...

Ex-bookkeeper gets prison, ordered to pay $3M in restitution

Jan. 12, 2022 17:42 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana woman who pleaded guilty to illegally taking more than $3 million from the company she worked for has been sentenced to five years in prison. Chief U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. also sentenced Karen Duhon, 67, of Berwick, to three years...

Iowa courts system seeks money to hire judges, give raises

Jan. 12, 2022 12:32 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Chief Justice Susan Christensen on Wednesday called for a nearly 7% increase in the court system's budget for next year in hopes of increasing salaries and hiring judges, attorneys and other staff after a hiring freeze. Christensen made the budget...

Arkansas governor proposes $6B budget for coming year

Jan. 11, 2022 18:14 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday proposed a $6 billion budget for the coming fiscal year that includes increases for public schools. services for the developmentally disabled and higher starting salaries for state troopers. The Republican governor,...

Kemp seeks $2,000 bonuses for teachers soon to speed raise

Jan. 11, 2022 15:28 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp wants teachers to get the remaining $2,000 of his proposed $5,000 raise as soon as possible, with plans to ask lawmakers to give teachers a one-time $2,000 bonus before the current budget year ends, according to information obtained by The Associated Press. ...

Proposed teacher raises would make New Mexico competitive

Jan. 11, 2022 11:19 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico wants to attract more teachers as part of a government-wide spending spree fueled by taxes from surging oil and gas revenues. “They’re going to be the highest paid individuals in any state near us,” Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham of...