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Analysis: Louisiana budget boom continues for another year

Oct. 24, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Rather than crush state finances, the coronavirus pandemic is sending a glut of money to Louisiana's treasury, with Gov. John Bel Edwards and lawmakers facing another year of decisions about how to spend piles of cash available to them. The state...

Rhode tax collectors want to expand list of tax delinquents

Oct. 23, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island tax collectors want to publicly name more of the people who owe taxes, in the hopes that the attention would spur them to pay their debt. The Providence Journal reports Saturday that the state Department of Revenue wants to expand...

Mississippi legislators revising medical marijuana proposal

Oct. 23, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers are tweaking a proposal to create a medical marijuana program, but Republican Gov. Tate Reeves has not said when he will call a special session to put it into law. A new version of a bill would allow larger growing facilities,...

Where Murphy, Ciattarelli stand on issues in NJ gov race

Oct. 23, 2021 10:05 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey voters have already begun casting mail-in ballots and on Saturday began heading to the polls for early in-person voting for the first time ever. The governor's race is at the top of the ballot, with Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy seeking...

California hiring slows in September; jobless rate at 7.5%

Oct. 22, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In California, new coronavirus cases are at their lowest point since the start of the pandemic, schools have fully reopened and the more generous unemployment benefits from the federal government have expired — all signs pointing to what should have been a robust...

Wall Street profits near record levels despite dip in jobs

Oct. 22, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s comptroller says Wall Street profits are near record levels despite job losses in the industry. Wall Street brought in $31 billion in pre-tax earnings in the first six months of 2021, according to State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. The...

Illinois Supreme Court tosses county tax on guns, ammunition

Oct. 21, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Cook County taxes on guns and ammunition violate the state constitution because they “directly burden a law-abiding citizen’s" second amendment right to buy the items for self-defense. Supreme Court...

Higher wages, sick pay now attached to state's incentives

Oct. 21, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — In a stalemate with lawmakers over raising the minimum wage or requiring companies to have paid sick leave, Gov. Tom Wolf said Thursday he will impose those requirements on companies getting loans, grants or tax breaks from the state. The minimum...

Idaho sends out $169M in one-time income tax rebates

Oct. 20, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Some 645,000 income tax rebates totaling $169 million have been sent out so far this year, an Idaho official said Wednesday. Idaho Division of Financial Management Administrator Alex Adams told lawmakers on a finance committee that the average rebate...

McAuliffe, Youngkin now mum on tax return disclosures

Oct. 20, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The leading candidates for Virginia governor have gone quiet on commitments both previously made to disclose at least some information from recent tax returns before the Nov. 2 election. Neither the campaign of Democrat Terry McAuliffe nor that of...