Property taxes

April 05, 2017 - 4:14 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister is fending off criticism over tax concessions for investors in booming urban property markets after a central banker warned soaring house prices could threaten the economy. Housing affordability has become a hot-button issue with many first-time...
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In this photo taken Thursday, March 23, 2017, Lisa Hooper rakes debris from in front of the tent where she lives in a greenbelt near a freeway, as another camper wheels a bicycle past her in Seattle. Sixteen months after he declared a state of emergency on homelessness, Seattle’s mayor is asking voters in this liberal, affluent city for $55 million a year in new taxes to fight the problem. But some are pushing back, saying the city already spends millions to combat homelessness, and things appear to have gotten worse, not better. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
March 27, 2017 - 2:47 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Sixteen months after he declared a state of emergency on homelessness, Seattle's mayor is asking voters in this liberal, affluent city for $55 million a year in new taxes to fight the problem. Some are pushing back, saying the city already spends millions to combat homelessness, and...
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In this photo taken Thursday, March 23, 2017, Lisa Hooper rakes debris from in front of the tent where she lives in a greenbelt near a freeway, as another camper wheels a bicycle past her in Seattle. Sixteen months after he declared a state of emergency on homelessness, Seattle’s mayor is asking voters in this liberal, affluent city for $55 million a year in new taxes to fight the problem. But some are pushing back, saying the city already spends millions to combat homelessness, and things appear to have gotten worse, not better. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
March 27, 2017 - 1:39 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Sixteen months after he declared a state of emergency on homelessness, Seattle's mayor is asking voters in this liberal, affluent city for $55 million a year in new taxes to fight the problem. Some are pushing back, saying the city already spends millions to combat homelessness, and...
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In this photo taken Thursday, March 23, 2017, Sheryl, left, a homeless woman who declined to give her last name, talks with outreach worker Brenda Frazier, as part of a new team of outreach workers and police officers that go out and connect homeless people to services in Seattle. Sheryl said she has lived in a tent in a greenbelt near Interstate Highway 90 for about six months. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
March 27, 2017 - 2:21 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Sixteen months after he declared a state of emergency on homelessness, Seattle's mayor is asking voters in this liberal, affluent city for $55 million a year in new taxes to fight the problem. But some are pushing back, saying the city already spends millions to combat homelessness,...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump, accompanied by Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. House Republican leaders want to shift more than $2 billion in Medicaid costs from upstate counties to the New York State government. The provision would help mostly Republican-controlled counties that have struggled to subsidize Medicaid payments for the poor. New York City wouldn’t get the same relief. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
March 21, 2017 - 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders looking to lock down votes for their health care overhaul are seeking to shift more than $2 billion in Medicaid costs from upstate New York counties to the state government — a proposal Democrats quickly labeled the "Buffalo Bribe" and the "Knickerbocker...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2014, file photo National Education Association staff members from Washington joining students, parents and educators at a rally at the Supreme Court in Washington on the 60th anniversary Brown v. Board of Education decision that struck down "separate but equal" laws that kept schools segregated. From the time Americans roll out of bed in the morning until they turn in, and even who they might be spending the night with, the court's rulings are woven into daily life in ways large and small. (AP Photo)
March 20, 2017 - 3:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The rhythms of daily life for ordinary Americans may seem far removed from the rarified world of the U.S. Supreme Court. But from the time people roll out of bed in the morning until they turn in at night, the court's rulings are woven into their lives in ways large and small. So...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2014, file photo National Education Association staff members from Washington joining students, parents and educators at a rally at the Supreme Court in Washington on the 60th anniversary Brown v. Board of Education decision that struck down "separate but equal" laws that kept schools segregated. From the time Americans roll out of bed in the morning until they turn in, and even who they might be spending the night with, the court's rulings are woven into daily life in ways large and small. (AP Photo)
March 20, 2017 - 3:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Quick, name a Supreme Court justice. OK, name three. One of the current justices, Stephen Breyer, once noted wryly that their names are less well-known than those of the Three Stooges. But from the time Americans roll out of bed in the morning until they turn in, the court's...
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March 19, 2017 - 11:50 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A battle pitting big-box retail giants including Menards and Wal-Mart against Wisconsin towns and cities is headed to the Legislature. Republican-backed proposals, written in conjunction with the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, are designed to close the so-called dark store...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 13, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump listens during a meeting on healthcare in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. MSNBC's Rachel Maddow host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" was at the center of the political media Tuesday, March 14, 2017, with a story on Trump's tax returns propelled by social media. The White House pushed back even before the release of the documents Tuesday night, saying that publishing the information was illegal. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
March 15, 2017 - 7:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump earned $153 million and paid $36.5 million in income taxes in 2005, paying a roughly 25 percent effective tax rate thanks to a tax he has since sought to eliminate, according to newly disclosed tax documents. The pages from Trump's federal tax return show...
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Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, speaks during a news conference Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at the state Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Cullerton abruptly canceled key votes Wednesday on a plan to end the state's historic budget stalemate, accusing Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner of sabotaging a compromise that had been months in the making. (Rich Saal/The State Journal-Register via AP)
March 01, 2017 - 8:52 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Senate's top Democrat abruptly canceled critical votes Wednesday on a plan to end the state's historic budget stalemate, accusing Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner of sabotaging a compromise that had been months in the making. Senate President John Cullerton of...
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