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. Seattle city leaders say Monday, June 11, 2018, they'll work to repeal a tax passed just last month on businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks designed to help pay for homeless services and affordable housing. Amazon and other businesses had sharply criticized the levy and the online retail giant even temporarily halted construction planning on a new high-rise building near its Seattle headquarters in protest. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
June 12, 2018 - 3:26 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon balked and Seattle is backing down. City leaders said they plan to repeal a tax on large companies such as Amazon and Starbucks as they face mounting pressure from businesses, an about-face just a month after unanimously approving the measure to help pay for efforts to combat...
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In this May 24, 2018, photo, paid signature gatherer John Ellard, right, gives thumbs-up as two men stop to sign petitions to put on the November ballot a referendum on Seattle's head tax, in Seattle. Seattle city leaders say they'll work to repeal the tax passed just last month on businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks designed to help pay for homeless services and affordable housing. Amazon and other businesses had sharply criticized the levy, and the online retail giant even temporarily halted construction planning on a new high-rise building near its Seattle headquarters in protest. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
June 11, 2018 - 7:40 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle leaders said Monday that they plan to repeal a tax on large companies like Amazon and Starbucks as they face mounting pressure from businesses, an about-face just a month after unanimously approving the measure to help pay for efforts to combat a growing homelessness crisis...
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FILE - This Sept. 6, 2012, file photo, shows the Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif. Amazon will block Australians from buying from its international e-commerce websites and restrict them to a smaller local platform from July in response to new tax rules that consumer advocates fear will reduce the range of choice for customers in Australia, Amazon said in a statement on Friday June 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
May 31, 2018 - 11:42 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Amazon will block Australians from buying from its international e-commerce websites and restrict them to a smaller local platform from July in response to new tax rules that consumer advocates fear will reduce the range of choice for customers in Australia. Shoppers...
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FILE - In a May 5, 2015 file photo, Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan thanks supporters while giving an acceptance speech during an election night gathering, in the Staten Island borough of New York after he won the 11th Congressional District seat vacated in January by former Congressman Michael Grimm. President Donald Trump endorsed U.S. Rep. Donovan Wednesday, May 30, 2018, but in doing so he misstated the New York Republican's record on taxes.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
May 31, 2018 - 4:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump endorsed a congressman facing a tough primary battle, but in doing so he misstated the New York Republican's record on taxes. In a tweet Wednesday, Trump said U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan is "strong on Borders," ''loves our Military" and "voted for Tax Cuts." Yet...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018 file photo, the Philadelphia Eagles celebrate their 41-33 win over the New England Patriots at the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game, in Minneapolis. The frigid Super Bowl brought $370 million in net new spending to the "Bold North" Twin Cities area, according to a report released Tuesday, May 29, 2018, by Gov. Mark Dayton's office and the local host committee. The final tally by Rockport Analytics came in $50 million over the consulting company's pre-Super Bowl projections. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn File)
May 29, 2018 - 2:34 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Frigid Super Bowl LII brought $370 million in net new spending to the "Bold North" Twin Cities area, according to a report released Tuesday by Gov. Mark Dayton's office and the local host committee. The final tally by Rockport Analytics came in $50 million over the consulting...
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May 25, 2018 - 9:39 am
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Officials across 11 middle Georgia counties are trying to figure out how to pay for road projects after voters rejected a sales tax. The 1 percent sales tax was projected to raise $637 million over 10 years. The Telegraph reports that it failed 51 percent to 49 percent in voting...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 file photo, Elvis tribute artist Eddie Powers poses for a photo with newlyweds Rob and Kelly Roznowski after he married them at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign in Las Vegas. What happens in Vegas could have a ripple effect across the country if casino hotel workers go on strike next week. If members of the union that includes hotel and food workers don't show up to work, it could cost the city millions and lead to vacation woes for anyone making the trip to Sin City. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
May 24, 2018 - 3:05 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — What happens in Las Vegas could have a ripple effect across the country if 50,000 casino-hotel workers employed at more than 30 of the city's world-famous resorts go on strike at any time starting next week. If members of the union that includes hotel and food workers don't show up...
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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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