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Immigrant health care is on California Senate’s wish list

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrats in the California Senate said Wednesday they want to spend the state's projected multibillion-dollar budget surplus on things such...

Big-business pushback against voting measures gains momentum

Big business has ratcheted up its objections to proposals that would make it harder to vote, with several hundred companies and executives signing a...

Mobile sports betting money tempts cash-strapped states

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — States around the country are realizing what gamblers figured out long ago: The future of sports betting — and...

West Virginia weighs income tax cut to stem population loss

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — With West Virginia about to lose another congressional seat because of steady population decline, some Republican lawmakers are convinced a...

2 California tech companies bringing new facilities to Reno

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two California tech companies have announced plans to bring their businesses to Reno, and local economic development officials say they’re...

Under pressure, some Ga. corporate leaders slam voting bill

ATLANTA (AP) — Some of Georgia's most prominent corporate leaders on Wednesday began to more forcefully criticize the state's sweeping new election law, acknowledging...

New York is latest state to legalize recreational marijuana

New York adults over the age of 21 can now possess and use marijuana — even in public — under a legalization bill ...

Electric firm spending $25M on Georgia warehouse, hiring 120

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — A company that makes and sells electrical components will invest more than $25 million to create a distribution center in...

Big Tech’s outsized influence draws state-level pushback

New York state Sen. Michael Gianaris was ecstatic when Amazon named Long Island City in 2018 as a front-runner for its new headquarters, a...

Intel announces Arizona expansion as chipmaker seeks footing

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Intel announced Tuesday it will build two new factories in Arizona and outsource more of its production as a new...

Clyburn: COVID relief bill will boost Dems in 2022 midterms

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — With a White House-led public relations push outlining its benefits for citizens, the pandemic relief bill known as the “American...

Illinois city 1st in US to offer Black residents reparations

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Using tax money from the sale of recreational marijuana, the Chicago suburb of Evanston has become the first U.S. city...

Federal relief delays tax break for California businesses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California businesses got billions of dollars from the federal government during the coronavirus pandemic, money that helped many survive public...

Treasury says state tax cuts OK if separated from virus aid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Responding to concerns from state officials, the U.S. Treasury Department said Wednesday that states can cut taxes without penalty...

States drawing up big wish lists for the COVID relief money

State governments will get a big influx of federal money from the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package that could suddenly enable them to undertake...

California could get $150B from federal virus relief bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The massive COVID-19 relief bill Congress approved Wednesday will pump more than $150 billion into California's economy, Gov. Gavin Newsom's...

EU, US agree to suspend tariffs over Airbus-Boeing dispute

BRUSSELS (AP) — A first phone call Friday clinched the first trade breakthrough to start rebuilding trans-Atlantic relations between the United States and the...

By slimmest of margins, Senate takes up $1.9T relief bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted by the slimmest of margins Thursday to begin debating a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, after Democrats made...

California revenues soar as rich get richer during pandemic

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — At the end of 2020, California had lost a record 1.6 million jobs during the pandemic. Nearly a half-million people...

States pass their own virus aid, not waiting on Washington

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Not waiting for more federal help, states have been approving their own coronavirus aid packages, spending hundreds of millions of...

California governor signs $7.6 billion stimulus package

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a $7.6 billion coronavirus relief package on Tuesday that will give at least $600 one-time...

The Latest: Mexico receives shipment of Sputnik V vaccine

MEXICO CITY — Mexico has received its first shipment of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine. ...

California OKs $600 stimulus payments for 5.7 million people

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Monday cleared the way for 5.7 million people to get at least $600 in one-time payments, part...

Groups file court challenge of Maryland’s internet ad tax

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's first-in-the-nation law taxing digital advertising by Big Tech companies like Facebook and Google is being challenged in federal court...

California virus aid plan would pay $600 each to millions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Millions of low-income Californians would receive $600 checks under a $9.6 billion coronavirus aid package announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom...

California governor, lawmakers set $9.6B virus spending plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders on Wednesday announced a $9.6 billion spending deal aimed at aiding some of...

Bill would end tax hikes for companies researching disease

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Facing a staggering $54.3 billion budget deficit last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, California's governor and state Legislature agreed...

Poland to redraw media tax proposal following protests

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s right-wing government said Tuesday it will redraw its proposed media advertising tax to make it fairer after it led...

Advocates promote social equity in Virginia marijuana bills

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Mike Thomas earned a college degree in accounting, but has never worked in his field. Three convictions for marijuana possession...

Taxing time: How the pandemic will affect filing your taxes

The pandemic has made everything a bit trickier — tax filing season is no exception. ...

Independent Polish media suspend coverage to protest ad tax

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Independent media outlets in Poland suspended news coverage and other programming Wednesday to protest a planned new advertising tax that...

Tax forms help reveal extent of unemployment fraud in US

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Unemployment agencies across the U.S. became lucrative targets for criminals when they were bombarded with claims last year as millions...

Washington state eyes ‘billionaire tax’ on the ultra rich

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state’s richest residents — including Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates — would pay a wealth tax on some financial...

Virus aid, no new taxes top US gambling industry 2021 goals

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. gambling industry wants additional financial aid from the next round of coronavirus stimulus legislation, and promises to...

Proposed corporate tax hike in California would aid homeless

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California coalition is proposing legislation to boost taxes on wealthy multinational corporations to raise more than $2 billion a...

Covered California nears 1.6 million enrollment amid virus

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 1.6 million people have purchased health insurance through Covered California, state officials said Tuesday, a number that reflects the...

California governor’s budget booms despite pandemic problems

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is again swimming in money. ...

Newsom defends California business climate, status of rich

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom forcefully pushed back Friday on criticisms that California is becoming unfriendly for business, pointing to “all the...

US sports bet revenue could hit $3B in 2021; NY backs mobile

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — On a day when New York's governor did an about-face and embraced mobile sports betting as a way to...

Newsom proposes $600 payment for low-income Californians

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Millions of low-income Californians would get a $600 payment from the state under a budget proposal by Gov. Gavin Newsom....

California governor plans $4 billion for economic recovery

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — After spending most of 2020 telling small businesses to close and limit their customers, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday...

California’s growth rate at record low as more people leave

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More people are leaving California than moving here, continuing a trend that coupled with fewer births has slowed the growth...

California governor extends small business tax deadlines

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California small businesses will have more time to file their tax returns in 2021. ...

Budget toll from virus hits both Democratic, GOP-led states

No “blue state bailout" is a rallying cry for many congressional Republicans as attempts to provide more federal aid to a nation stricken by...

California’s health order falling on many deaf ears

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) — In the Southern California oceanside city of Manhattan Beach, one arm of government is urging residents to stay home...

Like everything else 2020, taxes will be like no other year

It’s the time of year to start thinking about taxes — but the upcoming filing season is going to be a bit trickier for...

Coronavirus, depleted GOP shape new California Legislature

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrats will begin their second half-century of dominating California's Legislature on Monday, when lawmakers reconvene for the first time since...

Vegas execs sue online travel firms, allege unpaid hotel tax

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two prominent Las Vegas communications executives have sued more than 20 online travel companies for back taxes that they say...

Virus, fan eagerness may spur sports bet, casino expansion

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Huge holes in state budgets due to the coronavirus pandemic and the demonstrated eagerness of fans to bet on...

California providing $500M in virus aid for small businesses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will provide temporary tax relief and $500 million in aid to small businesses struggling because of coronavirus outbreak restrictions,...

Paper shredding drives false election claims in Georgia

Government and election officials frequently call on shredding companies to dispose of personal and sensitive documents that are no longer needed. ...

Budget ‘windfall’ in California as economy weathers virus

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When California shut down most of its economy in the spring because of the coronavirus, the state Legislature passed a...

EU puts tariffs on US but hopes for change with Biden

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union said Monday it would impose tariffs on up to $4 billion worth of U.S. goods and services over...

New York AG: Sotheby’s helped rich art lover skirt taxes

NEW YORK (AP) — Sotheby's helped an art collector dodge millions of dollars in New York sales taxes, the state attorney general said in...

Effort to revamp California property tax system trails

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A ballot measure to partially dismantle California’s longtime system of tying property taxes to the last sales price trailed Wednesday...

Still hampered by virus, US casinos want aid in recovering

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. casino industry is seeking tax and regulatory relief from the government as it tries to recover from...

Jacob Lawrence painting missing for 60 years rediscovered

A painting by American artist Jacob Lawrence that has not been seen in public for 60 years has been found and will soon take...

Trump lawyers ask Supreme Court to halt tax record turnover

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to put on hold an appeals court ruling that Trump's accountant must...

WTO says EU can put tariffs on $4 billion of US goods

GENEVA (AP) — International arbitrators said Tuesday that the European Union can impose tariffs and other penalties on up to $4 billion worth of...

Wisconsin tells Foxconn no tax credits without new deal

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin told Foxconn Technology Group on Monday that it won't qualify for billions of dollars in state tax credits unless...

Toomey says he won’t run for another Senate term or governor

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania will not seek reelection in 2022 and plans to leave public service, he...

Boeing picks South Carolina over Seattle for 787 production

SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing said Thursday it will shut down the original assembly line for its two-aisle 787 jetliner near Seattle and consolidate the...

Check’s in the mail? Trump doling out aid before election

CHICAGO (AP) — It's almost as if he's writing a personal check. ...

EU Commission appeals after losing Apple $15B tax case

LONDON (AP) — The European Commission said Friday it is appealing a court decision that Apple doesn't have to repay 13 billion euros ($15...

New California law expands tax credit for immigrants

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will give tax breaks to more immigrants — including those living in the country illegally — under a new...

Google receives $25M tax break from Nevada to build facility

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Google will receive more than $25 million in tax breaks after pledging an additional $600 million for a new data...

Now hiring: California offers credits to small businesses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With millions of people out of work in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed a law giving tax breaks...

States plan for cuts as Congress deadlocks on more virus aid

Spending cuts to schools, childhood vaccinations and job-training programs. New taxes on millionaires, cigarettes and legalized marijuana. Borrowing, drawing from rainy day funds and...

California wildfires some of largest in state history

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

Appeals court: On 2nd thought, tax bikini latex clubs

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) —...

RI issues tax refunds signed by Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) —...

California lawmakers propose $100 billion stimulus plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Cost, hassle of stamps questioned as mail-in voting surges

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) —...

Supreme Court lifts ban on state aid to religious schooling

WASHINGTON (AP) — States...

California’s budget has billions in cuts to close deficit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

California governor OKs budget closing $54.3 billion deficit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

California Senate OKs plan to close $54 billion deficit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

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