Local taxes

FILE - In this May 14, 2018 file photo, members of the public look on at a Seattle City Council before the council voted to approve a tax on large businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks to fight homelessness in Seattle. Amazon, Starbucks, Vulcan and a few dozen others have pledged more than $350,000 toward an effort to repeal Seattle's newly passed tax on large employers to combat homelessness. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file)
May 23, 2018 - 7:44 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon, Starbucks, Vulcan and other companies have pledged a total of more than $350,000 toward an effort to repeal Seattle's newly passed tax on large employers intended to combat homelessness. Just days after the Seattle City Council approved the levy, the No Tax On Jobs campaign,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018, file photo, Darryl DeSousa, a 30-year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department, takes questions at City Hall after replacing Kevin Davis as police commissioner, in Baltimore. Baltimore’s police commissioner resigned Tuesday, May 15 after being federally charged with failing to pay his taxes. In a statement, Mayor Catherine Pugh said she accepted the resignation of De Sousa, who she picked as the city’s top cop in January. He was nearly unanimously confirmed as commissioner in February by the City Council. (Kim Hairston /The Baltimore Sun via AP, File)
May 15, 2018 - 8:02 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — When Baltimore's mayor hand-picked Darryl De Sousa as her choice for police commissioner, heralding his experience and the respect he commanded in the city's force, he proudly described himself as a chess player who uses strategic thinking to avoid pitfalls. Now just a few months...
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People fill seats before a Seattle City Council meeting where the council was expected to vote on a "head tax" Monday, May 14, 2018, in Seattle. The council is expected to vote Monday on a proposal to tax large businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks to fight homelessness. The plan would tax large businesses about $500 a year per worker to raise about $75 million a year for homeless services and affordable housing. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
May 15, 2018 - 11:44 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's largest businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks will have to pay a new tax to help fund homeless services and affordable housing under a measure approved by city leaders. The City Council unanimously passed a compromise plan Monday that taxes businesses making at least $20...
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People fill a hallway before a Seattle City Council meeting where the council was expected to vote on a "head tax" Monday, May 14, 2018, in Seattle. The council is to vote on a proposal to tax large businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks to fight homelessness. The plan would tax large businesses about $500 a year per worker to raise about $75 million a year for homeless services and affordable housing. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
May 14, 2018 - 8:44 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle leaders on Monday unanimously approved a tax on large businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks to fund the fight against homelessness after weeks of heated debate and raucous hearings. The City Council backed a compromise plan that will charge large businesses about $275 per...
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray, left, and his running mate Betty Sutton greet a crowd of supporters during an election night event Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, one of the state’s best-known politicians, and Cordray, who headed the federal consumer protection bureau under President Barack Obama, prevailed Tuesday to head into a fall faceoff to succeed Republican Gov. John Kasich. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
May 08, 2018 - 11:33 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, one of the state's best-known politicians, and Democrat Richard Cordray, who headed the federal consumer protection bureau under President Barack Obama, prevailed in their primaries on Tuesday to head into a fall faceoff to succeed...
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May 04, 2018 - 7:06 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — "Sex and the City" star and New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon has released tax returns showing she and her wife had an income of $1.5 million last year and gave about $53,000 to charity. Nixon's campaign allowed reporters to review Nixon's tax documents on Friday...
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May 02, 2018 - 4:25 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon says it has halted construction planning on a high-rise building in Seattle while it awaits the outcome of a city proposal to tax worker hours. The City Council is considering a proposed "head tax" on high-grossing businesses to raise about $75 million annually for affordable...
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April 25, 2018 - 12:39 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — State and local governments in Louisiana have offered an estimated $1.5 billion in incentives to persuade a Taiwanese company to locate a $9.4 billion plastics complex along the Mississippi River upstream from New Orleans, Louisiana's secretary of economic development said. The...
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This May 8, 2017 photo shows the lot where One Journal Square, a twin-tower residential building in New Jersey championed by Jared Kushner, was to be constructed in Jersey City, N.J. Plans for the project are in danger of falling apart as his family's real estate company threatens legal action against a city that it says ended negotiations for no good reason. (Reena Rose Sibayan/The Jersey Journal via AP)
April 23, 2018 - 7:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — First, Jared Kushner's big plans for a skyscraper in Manhattan fell apart. Now, it's the turn of his major twin-tower project across the river in New Jersey. Plans for a pair of gleaming, 66-story residential towers in Jersey City championed by Kushner when he was CEO of his family...
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April 16, 2018 - 12:46 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — If local schools are so underfunded that children aren't getting a good shot at a sound, basic education, should county officials who control local tax dollars share some of the blame? North Carolina's top court on Monday heard arguments in a lawsuit addressing that question...
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