Local taxes

April 01, 2018 - 10:34 am
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's oldest city is preparing to charge homeowners a new fee to pay for firefighting services. City officials in Savannah approved the fire fee last year and the $256 annual charge to homeowners is slated to show up on property tax bills in September. Money raised by the...
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Construction workers help excavate and widen Brays Bayou as part of a nearly $500 million flood control project Thursday, March 22, 2018, in Houston. The project, which will widen 21 miles of the bayou and build stormwater detention basins, has proceeded in fits and starts for more than 20 years due to inconsistent funding. The project is one of several large-scale flood control projects Houston-area officials are hoping to fully fund and build thanks to billions of federal dollars that have been allocated to pay for flood mitigation efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
March 24, 2018 - 4:13 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Large-scale projects long considered essential to easing Houston's flooding woes went to the top of the area's to-do list after Hurricane Harvey inundated large swaths of the nation's fourth-largest city. Seven months later, local officials are still looking for funding to undertake...
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March 21, 2018 - 1:59 pm
SALTILLO, Miss. (AP) — A paper company is expanding its cardboard box plant in northeast Mississippi, with plans to add 25 jobs over three years. Atlanta-based WestRock announced Wednesday that it will replace the corrugating machine at its Saltillo plant with a new, larger machine to make...
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March 19, 2018 - 4:01 am
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — More than 800 jobs could be created in a South Carolina county that's considering tax breaks for three economic development projects. The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reports the Spartanburg County Council is expected to give initial consideration Monday to tax breaks for...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2014, file photo, fans cheer for the United States against Belgium during a Brazil 2014 World Cup viewing party at Soldier Field in Chicago. Chicago, the home of the U.S. Soccer Federation, has dropped out of the North American bid for the 2026 World Cup. Organizers were to announce their list of bidding cities Thursday, March 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Stacy Thacker, File)
March 15, 2018 - 6:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Chicago, the home of the U.S. Soccer Federation, and Minneapolis dropped out of the North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup because of what city officials said were burdensome financial demands by FIFA. Twenty-three cities, including 17 in the United States, were chosen to be...
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March 11, 2018 - 3:11 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina officials are allowing expanding companies hundreds of millions of dollars in local tax breaks on top of the headline-grabbing incentives the state approves. The State of Columbia report s that counties, school districts, cities and airports are for the first...
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March 08, 2018 - 7:49 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Supreme Court is questioning how a county is spending transportation tax money. The court said Wednesday the state revenue department did not have the authority to withhold payments to Richland County. But the justices also said the revenue department's...
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European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. The European Commission on Wednesday published its annual analysis of the economic and social situation in the Member States, including progress in implementing country-specific recommendations and an assessment of possible imbalances. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
March 07, 2018 - 11:49 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission criticized seven member states Wednesday for "aggressive" tax policies designed to undercut others in the race to lure multinational companies, a censure that prompted a sharp rebuke from the leader of one of the countries named. The European Union's...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2018, file photo, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy speaks before signing the first executive order of his administration in Trenton, N.J. Democratic officials in some high-tax states are pushing legislation that would retain a federal tax break for state and local taxes, a deduction that was capped in the recent GOP tax overhaul. Murphy’s office describes the push for a work-around to the new cap on local taxes as a matter of fairness, especially if many of the federal tax breaks expire as scheduled in 2027. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
March 04, 2018 - 11:30 am
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Resistance to the Republican tax overhaul comes with an ideological twist for some Democratic state officials: They've styled themselves as champions of the working class but are pushing hard for measures that would reduce taxes mostly for the wealthy. Democratic governors...
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March 01, 2018 - 1:56 pm
TIVERTON, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island school district is asking local taxpayers to dig deeper into their pockets to fund next year's school budget. But don't expect outrage in Tiverton. The school committee wants a total of $1. The committee is proposing increasing the next fiscal year's school...
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