Local taxes

May 14, 2019 - 11:02 am
A new study bolsters evidence that soda taxes can reduce sales, but whether they influence health remains unclear. The research found that Philadelphia's 2017 tax led to a 38 percent decline in sugary soda and diet drink sales that year, even when taking into account an increase in sales in...
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FILE - In this photo taken Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff speaks at a luncheon in San Francisco. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne are donating $30 million to UCSF to research the causes and potential solutions for homelessness. The five-year initiative housed at the University of California, San Francisco will conduct academic research into homelessness and train future researchers in the field. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
May 01, 2019 - 12:58 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco billionaire is donating $30 million to the University of California, San Francisco, to research root causes of homelessness and potential solutions. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, a city native, has embraced homelessness as a philanthropic cause, pumping millions...
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FILE - In this photo taken Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff speaks at a luncheon in San Francisco. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne are donating $30 million to UCSF to research the causes and potential solutions for homelessness. The five-year initiative housed at the University of California, San Francisco will conduct academic research into homelessness and train future researchers in the field. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
May 01, 2019 - 11:57 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco billionaire is donating $30 million to the University of California, San Francisco, to research root causes of homelessness and potential solutions. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, a city native, has embraced homelessness as a philanthropic cause, pumping millions...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2019 file photo, state Rep. Anne Dauphinais R-Killingly, takes a sip from a big gulp soda as Connecticut Democrat Gov. Ned Lamont delivers his budget address at the State Capitol in Hartford, Conn. Lamont proposed a tax on sugary drinks in his first budget. Connecticut is among several states likely to see debate this year over taxes that advocates endorse as way to reduce consumption of liquid calories. On March 25 the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association called for education campaigns and raising prices through taxes to reduce consumption of sugary drinks by young people. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
April 01, 2019 - 9:43 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nearly three decades after a U.S. state last imposed a special tax on sugary drinks, Connecticut's governor is pushing for one to help close a budget deficit — and bracing for a fight. Taxes on soda and other sugar-loaded drinks have taken effect in recent years in several...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2019 file photo, state Rep. Anne Dauphinais R-Killingly, takes a sip from a big gulp soda as Connecticut Democrat Gov. Ned Lamont delivers his budget address at the State Capitol in Hartford, Conn. Lamont proposed a tax on sugary drinks in his first budget. Connecticut is among several states likely to see debate this year over taxes that advocates endorse as way to reduce consumption of liquid calories. On March 25 the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association called for education campaigns and raising prices through taxes to reduce consumption of sugary drinks by young people. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
April 01, 2019 - 9:13 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nearly three decades after a U.S. state last imposed a special tax on sugary drinks, Connecticut's governor is pushing for one to help close a budget deficit — and bracing for a fight. Taxes on soda and other sugar-loaded drinks have taken effect in recent years in several...
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April 01, 2019 - 8:59 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's new governor is pushing for a statewide tax on sugary drinks, nearly three decades after the last U.S. state imposed one. But Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont is bracing for a fight, predicting industry lobbying will be "ferocious." Taxes on soda and other sugary...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2019 photo, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee listens as he takes part in a non-partisan panel discussion hosted by the University of Washington Jackson School and the American Security Project on the UW campus in Seattle. Inslee is the latest Democratic presidential candidate pledging to release his tax returns. The governor told Fox News on Friday that he will post the last 12 years of his personal tax records on his campaign website, and he notes that President Donald Trump still hasn’t released any of his returns. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
March 29, 2019 - 3:12 pm
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday became the latest Democratic presidential candidate to release his tax returns , while bashing President Donald Trump for refusing such a disclosure. "It's time for him to come clean with the American people," Inslee said on Fox News' "Fox & Friends," adding...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2019 photo, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee listens as he takes part in a non-partisan panel discussion hosted by the University of Washington Jackson School and the American Security Project on the UW campus in Seattle. Inslee is the latest Democratic presidential candidate pledging to release his tax returns. The governor told Fox News on Friday that he will post the last 12 years of his personal tax records on his campaign website, and he notes that President Donald Trump still hasn’t released any of his returns. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
March 29, 2019 - 10:41 am
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday became the latest Democratic presidential candidate to release his tax returns, while bashing President Donald Trump for refusing such a disclosure. "It's time for him to come clean with the American people," Inslee said on Fox News' "Fox & Friends," adding...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2019 photo, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee listens as he takes part in a non-partisan panel discussion hosted by the University of Washington Jackson School and the American Security Project on the UW campus in Seattle. Inslee is the latest Democratic presidential candidate pledging to release his tax returns. The governor told Fox News on Friday that he will post the last 12 years of his personal tax records on his campaign website, and he notes that President Donald Trump still hasn’t released any of his returns. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
March 29, 2019 - 10:33 am
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday became the latest Democratic presidential candidate to release his tax returns, while bashing President Donald Trump for refusing such a disclosure. "It's time for him to come clean with the American people," Inslee said on Fox News' "Fox & Friends," adding...
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In this Friday, March 22, 2019 photo, marijuana buds are seen in prescription bottles after being sorted at Compassionate Care Foundation's medical marijuana dispensary in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. Lawmakers are poised to vote on making New Jersey the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana for adults. The Democrat-led Assembly and Senate have scheduled votes on a measure legalizing cannabis for Monday, March 25 though the outcome remains unclear. The votes come after more than a year of mostly back-room wrangling since Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy came into office. Murphy campaigned on legalization, striking a contrast with his predecessor Republican Chris Christie. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
March 24, 2019 - 10:25 am
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lawmakers are poised to vote on making New Jersey the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana. The Democrat-led Assembly and Senate have scheduled votes for Monday. The vote, whose outcome remains unclear, comes after more than a year of mostly back-room wrangling since...
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