Local taxes

FILE - This Dec. 3, 2015, file photo shows an existing home for sale in Roswell, Ga. Money spent on lobbying by corporations, trade associations and special interest groups spiked during the final three months of 2017 as they battled for the biggest breaks possible in the most dramatic rewrite of the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years. The figures for the heavyweights are eye-popping. The National Association of Realtors tallied $22.2 million between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, according to newly filed disclosure reports. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
February 10, 2018 - 9:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Money spent on lobbying by corporations, trade associations and special interest groups spiked during the final three months of 2017 as they battled for the biggest breaks possible in the most dramatic tax overhaul in more than 30 years. The figures for the heavyweights are eye-...
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February 04, 2018 - 10:47 am
A billionaire is fed up with the hundreds of Canada geese that flock to his upstate New York vacation home every summer, turning his lawn into a minefield of poop. His solution? He's refusing to pay his $90,000 school tax bill until officials in the Finger Lakes town of South Bristol find a way to...
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February 01, 2018 - 12:41 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says a gas explosion has occurred at a tax office in the Turkish capital of Ankara. There was no immediate report of any casualties. The Anadolu Agency said the explosion occurred Thursday in the boiler room at the basement of the tax office in...
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January 29, 2018 - 4:07 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state's comptroller says local sales tax collection rose by nearly 4 percent in 2017, making it the highest annual growth since 2013. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced Monday that collections statewide grew by $620 million to $16.6 billion, a 3.9-percent increase...
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In a Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 photo, Jessica Keck, 39, of Salem, drops off a ballot as Nate Braun works security at the Marion Country Elections park and drop site in the parking lot of the Walmart on Commercial St. SE in Salem, Ore. Voters in eight Oregon counties that voted for Donald Trump helped pass a ballot measure that approved taxes on providers of insurance and health care coverage to pay for Medicaid for low-income residents. (Anna Reed/Statesman-Journal via AP)
January 24, 2018 - 8:30 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — It wasn't only Democratic-leaning counties in Oregon that voted to impose a tax on hospitals and health insurers to pay for Medicaid for low-income residents — several counties that voted for Donald Trump also helped propel the ballot measure to resounding "yes" vote. As...
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FILE- In this May 7, 2017 file photo, a projector screen shows a footage of U.S. President Donald Trump as workers wait for investors at a reception desk during an event promoting EB-5 investment in a Kushner Companies development, at a hotel in Shanghai, China. The family real estate company once run by Jared Kushner is no longer seeking $150 million from wealthy Chinese for a two-tower residential complex in Jersey City, N.J., after government ethics experts in 2017 blasted the Kushner Cos. for what they said was an attempt to use its ties to the White House to raise the money. (AP Photo, File)
January 24, 2018 - 5:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The family real estate company once run by Jared Kushner is no longer seeking $150 million from Chinese investors for a New Jersey building project after months of criticism that the company was playing up its White House ties to raise the money. A person familiar with the...
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January 22, 2018 - 12:11 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York state Democratic Party has launched an advertising attack on the new federal tax law. The new campaign announced Monday comes at the direction of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has said he'll urge Congress to repeal the law. The new tax code enacted by Washington...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2017, file photo, work continues on the Oroville Dam spillway in Oroville, Calif. The city of Oroville plans to sue state water officials for damages caused when thousands of its residents had to be evacuated last year after the Oroville Dam spillways failed. Oroville City Attorney Scott Huber says the city will file the lawsuit Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
January 17, 2018 - 8:04 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A small California city at the base of the tallest U.S. dam filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the state over an emergency that forced authorities to order 188,000 people to flee last year, arguing the crisis was caused by decades of mismanagement. The City of Oroville...
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January 15, 2018 - 8:20 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers want to know if a new state initiative aimed at reducing property taxes is working as intended. A provision in the state budget directs local officials around the state to convene panels to study ways their counties, towns, cities and villages could save money...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, file photo, Zavian Tate, a student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, pushes a large Amazon Dash button, in Birmingham, Ala. The buttons are part of the city's campaign to lure Amazon's second headquarters to Birmingham. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
January 11, 2018 - 1:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — State and local governments have been more than happy to play up the amenities they think make their locations the best choice for Amazon's second headquarters. But many of them will not disclose the tax breaks or other financial incentives they are offering the online giant...
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