Government finance

July 02, 2018 - 10:54 am
DOVER, Del. (AP) — What if motorists paid taxes based on the miles they drive in each state, instead of the gasoline they burn? The concept is being tested with GPS devices recording distance and location up and down the Interstate 95 corridor. The News Journal reports that more than 100 Delaware...
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FILE- In this May 31, 2018, file photo, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Ontario. Canada announced Friday, June 29, billions of dollars in retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. in response to the Trump administration's duties on Canadian steel and aluminum, saying Friday it won't back down. (Patrick Doyle/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
July 01, 2018 - 2:54 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada began imposing tariffs Sunday on $12.6 billion in U.S. goods as retaliation for the Trump administration's new taxes on steel and aluminum imported to the United States. Some U.S. products, mostly steel and iron, face 25 percent tariffs, the same penalty the United...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2018, file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks in Madison, Wis. A U.S. Supreme Court ruling making it easier to collect online sales taxes could yield billions of dollars for state and local governments _ if they decide to keep it. Rather than spend the windfall on schools, prisons or other government services, some Republican governors and lawmakers are proposing to give it away in the form of additional tax cuts to residents. Walker, running for a re-election this year, has suggested the extra revenue from online sales taxes could be used to expand tax breaks for senior citizens or families with children. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer, File)
June 29, 2018 - 2:46 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling making it easier to collect online sales taxes could yield billions of dollars for state and local governments — if they decide to keep it. Rather than spend the windfall on schools, prisons or other government services, some Republican...
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President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks about taxes, Friday, June 29, 2018, during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 29, 2018 - 1:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he "unleashed an economic miracle" with his tax cuts last year. Trump spoke Friday at a White House event marking the six-month anniversary of the $1.5 trillion tax cuts. The cuts are taking effect in the ninth year of an economic expansion that began...
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June 29, 2018 - 11:40 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — New austerity measures are looming for storm-battered Puerto Rico after local legislators refused to alter labor laws as demanded by a federal control board that said changes would stimulate the U.S. territory's economy amid an 11-year recession. The board that is...
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A Coca-Cola vending machine sits in the basement of the state Capitol as members of the Legislature debate a ban on local soda taxes, Thursday, June 28, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Lawmakers passed a bill to ban local taxes on soda for the next 12 years and send it to Gov. Jerry Brown. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
June 28, 2018 - 4:58 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Soda taxes may stop popping up in California and elsewhere, thanks to a new push by the beverage industry to fight such measures. California lawmakers passed a bill to ban local taxes on soda for the next 12 years Thursday and sent it to Gov. Jerry Brown, who hasn't...
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Charles Rettig listens during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on his nomination for Internal Revenue Service Commissioner, Thursday, June 28, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate is assessing President Donald Trump's choice to head the IRS, Charles Rettig, a Beverly Hills tax lawyer who would face the colossal challenge of overseeing the most sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code in three decades. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 28, 2018 - 1:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under sharp questioning from some Democratic senators, President Donald Trump's choice to head the IRS promised on Thursday to work for the benefit of ordinary taxpayers in administering the massive new tax law. Charles Rettig is a Beverly Hills tax lawyer who has represented...
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President Donald Trump points towards North Dakota Senate candidate Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., during a campaign rally, Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in Fargo, N.D. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 27, 2018 - 10:05 pm
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump urged voters on Wednesday to fire "liberal Democrat" Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in November, claiming that she promised to be an independent mind but instead has voted in lockstep with her party leadership and against his agenda. Trump called instead for the...
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FILE - This July 19, 2016, file photo shows the Google logo at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Voters in a Northern California city will decide whether Google and other tech companies should help pay for the traffic headaches and other problems that have arisen as their workforces have swelled during the past decade. The city council in Mountain View, California, voted Tuesday, June 26, 2018, to place a measure on the November ballot asking residents to authorize taxing businesses between $9 and $149 per employee. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
June 27, 2018 - 6:40 pm
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Voters in Google's Silicon Valley hometown will decide whether the search engine leader and other tech companies should help pay for the traffic congestion and other headaches resulting from mushrooming workforces. The City Council in Mountain View, California, voted...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2013, file photo, Cheech Marin speaks while introducing of a display featuring Chicano artwork from his personal collection at the University of Wyoming Art Museum in Laramie, Wyo. Months after California legalized recreational marijuana the state is giving stoner comedian Marin's Chicano art museum $9.7 million. (Alan Rogers/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP, File)
June 27, 2018 - 5:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Months after California legalized recreational marijuana the state is giving stoner comedian Cheech Marin's Chicano art museum $9.7 million. It must be fate. The money was tucked away in the $139 billion California budget Gov. Jerry Brown signed Wednesday. The Cheech Marin Center...
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