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Burgum petition calling for support of tax relief plan

Oct. 13, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum is asking supporters to sign a petition endorsing his plan to use some of the state treasury’s bulging surpluses to offset income taxes, an unorthodox move that is perceived as an end-run on a Legislature that has signaled no appetite...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Oct. 12, 2021 07:12 AM EDT

Chicago Tribune. October 8, 2021. Editorial: Preckwinkle’s Cook County budget is balanced and smart. Other Illinois politicians should take notes. Illinois has a long history of leaders guilty of fiscal irresponsibility. Cook County Board President...

Drought brings scrutiny to Utah's high water use, low rates

Oct. 02, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When a homeowner in St. George turns on their sprinklers in mid-summer, the water that greens their lawns has already traveled from mountain springs and wells through an 850-mile pipeline network. The 50 million gallons of water used in the...

AP FACT CHECK: GOP claim of broken Biden pledge not so clear

Oct. 01, 2021 00:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Blasting a $3.5 trillion social spending bill that Democrats hope to salvage, House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy asserted the legislation would break President Joe Biden’s campaign promise not to tax Americans who earn less than $400,000 a year. That’s technically...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Sep. 27, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

Columbus Dispatch. Sept. 24, 2021. Editorial: Disingenuous Ohio Republicans disregard will of people to maintain dominance Ohio voters, we have egg all over our faces. How silly of us to think that the state’s top elected...

Federal jury finds man guilty of filing false tax returns

Sep. 24, 2021 08:26 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A 58-year-old Pacific, Washington man faces up to three years in prison after he was convicted on 14 counts of aiding and abetting the filing of false tax returns. A federal jury found Jean Mpouli guilty on Wednesday, Acting U.S. Attorney Tessa Gorman...

Advocates urge NY to boost $2B fund for undocumented workers

Sep. 23, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York might be on track to exhaust its $2.1 billion pandemic relief fund for undocumented workers, just weeks after it began accepting applications. Advocacy groups for immigrant workers are calling on the state to add as much as $1.4 billion to...

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...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Sep. 20, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. Sept. 16, 2021. Editorial: Gov. Abbott, please recognize International Underground Railroad Month September is International Underground Railroad Month. Gov. Greg Abbott should recognize it with an official proclamation. ...

Chicago woman charged with fraud in death certificate scheme

Sep. 17, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman has been charged with obtaining dozens of young homicide victims' death certificates and using them to defraud the government out of thousands of dollars in tax refunds and coronavirus stimulus payments. Katrina Pierce faces federal...