ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York would boost state school aid, provide sweeping property tax relief and deliver bonuses to health care workers over the next year if lawmakers pass a $216.3 billion budget outlined by Gov.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A panel of lawmakers on Tuesday approved the state’s largest-ever tax relief package, voting to send the $600 million tax measure to the full House.
“Every Idahoan benefits from this bill,” said Republican Rep.
ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp is pitching his plan to lawmakers to spend almost $3 billion more in the coming budget year, telling them “we've got a lot of good things to talk about this year.”
That list includes income tax rebates, pay raises for teachers, university employees and state employees, more funding for K-12 and higher education.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The six-year legal battle over pop superstar Prince’s estate has ended, meaning the process of distributing the artist's wealth could begin next month.
PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday proposed a tax credit for Arizona's low-income workers, the first time in his eight years of pushing tax cuts that he pitched a benefit targeted at the bottom end of the income spectrum.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Critical decisions on government spending, voting access, public education and criminal justice await New Mexico legislators for their upcoming 30-day legislative session that starts on Tuesday.
ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp is proposing almost $3 billion more in spending from state revenue in the 2023 budget year that begins July 1, led by more than $1 billion in pay and retirement increases for Georgia's state, K-12 and university employees.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts proposed an income tax cut on Thursday for corporations and nearly 419,000 residents whose incomes rise into the state's top bracket.
The Republican governor said he would seek to lower the top rates to 5.84%, down from the current 6.84% for individuals and 7.25% for corporations that are set to take effect next year.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana House Republicans are forging ahead with their push for broad business and individual tax cuts even with ongoing skepticism from other GOP leaders in the Statehouse.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly proposed Wednesday that Kansas put $600 million of its surplus revenue in a rainy day fund and spend nearly $1.8 billion of the excess revenue on a long list of projects.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp wants to use $1.6 billion of the state's $2.2 billion in spare cash to give rebates in April on state income taxes.
The Republican told the Georgia Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday that he wants to give a $250 rebate to every single person filing state income taxes, and $500 to every household filing jointly.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation to cut Idaho's income tax and provide one-time rebates was introduced Wednesday in the House Revenue and Taxation Committee.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds proposed Tuesday night that Iowa cut taxes by nearly $2 billion by moving to a 4% flat income tax phased in over four years and repealing all state taxes on retirement income beginning next year.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan proposed a major tax-relief package on Tuesday for the upcoming legislative session, but much of what the Republican is supporting has stalled in the General Assembly in recent years.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With state revenues at an all-time high, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday proposed a budget that would cut taxes while also promising to pay the health care expenses of all of the state's low-income adults who are living in the country illegally.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Monday proposed an 11% budget increase for public schools, a record $300 million boost over last year’s budget amount that was dedicated to schools.
The Republican governor in his State of the State address also promoted a $350 million one-time income tax rebate and an ongoing income tax cut expected to reduce taxes for people and businesses by $251 million in its first year.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will begin accepting 2021 individual state income tax returns on Jan. 24, the same day the IRS will begin accepting federal returns for 2021.
The state Department of Revenue said in a Monday news release that people who file electronically and who are due refunds can expect their money within 45 days of the filing date.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers will be gathering for their annual 90-day legislative session this week with an enormous budget surplus, while legalizing recreational marijuana, battling COVID-19 and measures to address climate change will be among the major issues before them in an election year.
WASHINGTON (AP) — This year's tax filing season will begin on Jan. 24, 17 days earlier than last year, the Internal Revenue Service announced Monday.
The IRS is warning that a resurgence of COVID-19 infections on top of less funding authorization from Congress than the Biden administration had requested could make this filing season particularly challenging.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Low-income taxpayers across Illinois who have outstanding fines won't have money taken from their their state income tax returns, officials announced.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts will unveil a state budget proposal Thursday much like the other frugal spending plans he has introduced over the years, but this time he'll have an extra $1 billion from the federal government to spend and plenty of people who want a cut.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Millions of New Yorkers should expect tax relief, thanks to the next state budget, but it’s far from clear how the state will use billions in rising tax revenues this year.
Any big spending increases will depend in part on the fine print in Gov.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — With the state sitting on a pile of cash, Idaho Republican Gov. Brad Little and Democratic and Republican leaders in the House and Senate talked tax cuts on Friday, but also prudence.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — What could be the nation's first universal health care system found new life on Thursday after California Democrats proposed steep tax hikes to pay for it, prompting strong opposition from insurers, doctors and Republicans at the start of an election year.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's governor and leading state legislators on Thursday proposed a $1 billion increase in general fund spending for the coming fiscal year — a roughly 14% boost aimed at shoring up access to health care, improving public education and providing new investments in child wellbeing and public safety.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon election officials ruled Thursday that former New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof is ineligible to run for governor because he does not meet the state's three-year residency requirement.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are considering a bill that would redirect some sports betting taxes from a state agency to the city of Atlantic City for property tax relief.
ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico Taxation and Revenue employee has pleaded guilty to wire fraud, identity theft and money laundering.
Prosecutors said 45-year-old George Martinez of Albuquerque was indicted by a federal grand jury last March.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana House Republicans are proposing broad business and individual tax cuts even as the state’s Republican governor and state Senate have been cautious about taking major action this year.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine will use $3.5 million in federal money to provide loans to help older residents pay property taxes, Gov. Janet Mills said Wednesday.
Mills, a Democrat, said the loans will cover annual property tax bills for some residents who are unable to pay them and are age 65 and older or are permanently disabled.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb proposed a tax cut for some businesses Monday that is decidedly less ambitious than what many of his fellow Republicans want to seek during the new legislative session.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Republican lawmakers who pushed through a nearly $2 billion income tax cut in the last session are looking to repeal it and replace it with a new version, a move that would end a voter referendum that has stopped the tax cut law from taking effect.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lower state income taxes and stronger mandates addressing the mental health of law enforcement officers in North Carolina take effect with the new year.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's medical marijuana program will offer raw, smokable cannabis to its patients, and the state will tweak its calculations for state income taxes as more than two dozen new laws take effect Saturday with the start of the new year.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan will start allowing people to claim a state income tax deduction for gambling losses they claim on their federal tax return.
The law, enacted by Gov.
ATLANTA (AP) — Income tax breaks for many Georgians, new requirements for physicians to be trained about avoiding sexual assault, and pay raises for some judges are among new legal provisions taking effect Saturday in Georgia.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday proposed giving Kansas residents who filed state income tax returns last year a one-time rebate of $250, dropping the idea on a skeptical Republican-controlled Legislature as she faces a tough reelection race.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill Tuesday night that will give tax relief to Atlantic City’s casinos — and possibly prevent the closure of as many as four of them.
The action by the Democratic governor hands the casinos long-sought relief from an existing law that allows them to make payments in lieu of property taxes to Atlantic City, Atlantic County and the school system.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A bill that would give tax relief to Atlantic City's casinos — and possibly prevent the closure of as many as four of them — was being considered Monday in the New Jersey Legislature.
HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania will no longer impose state income taxes on public sector workers and nurses who receive student loan forgiveness from two major programs, the Wolf administration announced Friday.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Outgoing Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam laid out a proposal Thursday for a $158 billion two-year state budget that would boost Virginia's reserves, give teachers and other state workers pay raises, and institute a variety of tax cuts.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana officials are working on a plan that the governor’s office said Wednesday would result in taxpayers receiving $125 refund payments from the state’s growing budget surplus.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Tuesday that was brought by former President Donald Trump in his attempt to block congressional lawmakers from obtaining his tax returns.
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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Republican state senator from southcentral Pennsylvania said Saturday that he will run for governor, adding to the GOP's double-digits-deep primary field aiming to take on the presumed Democratic nominee, state Attorney General Josh Shapiro, in next year's election.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Leaders of coastal Georgia's largest county will tax residents in unincorporated areas to provide fire service, abandoning a plan to try to force people to pay what have been voluntary subscriptions.
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DENVER (AP) — At least 161 Colorado companies and individuals who owed millions in back taxes still qualified for federal pandemic relief loans, a 9Wants to Know investigation found.
“Essentially, they’re benefiting from taxpayer money without contributing to the system,” said Tim Stretton, director of the congressional oversight initiative at the Project On Government Oversight.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Reported income by all North Dakota residents and the number of filers dropped last year largely due to the coronavirus pandemic, the state Tax Department reported Tuesday.
Figures released to The Associated Press show the reported gross income by North Dakotans dropped by 8.4 % in 2020, while the number of filers dropped by more than 18,000 from the year before.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy paid about $445,000 in federal and state taxes in 2020 on about $983,000 in income, according to a summary of his tax returns released Monday by his office.
Murphy's income is down more than 63% over 2019, when his gross income was about $2.7 million.