- Largest furniture maker to add 450 jobs to 1,100 now in NC Updated: Oct-13-15 12:47 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The country's largest furniture maker and retailer plans to expand in North Carolina with about 450 jobs after the state promised tax breaks of nearly $10 million.
- Bush offers plan to repeal, replace federal health care law Updated: Oct-13-15 11:44 am
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush touted on Tuesday his plan to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health care law with one that would increase tax credits for individuals, allowing them to buy coverage protection against "high-cost medical events."
- Ireland plans tax cuts, spending hikes as economy rebounds Updated: Oct-13-15 11:28 am
DUBLIN - Ireland announced Tuesday it will inject a further 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion) in tax cuts and spending hikes into its already fast-growing economy as the country accelerates its rebound from an international bailout and banking crisis.
- Few original Brownback cabinet secretaries remain Updated: Oct-13-15 10:53 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Dennis Taylor throws on a headset and begins the call.
- Natchez council approves $300,000 tax-anticipation loan Updated: Oct-13-15 10:53 am
NATCHEZ, Mississippi - Natchez Mayor Butch Brown had to cast the tie-breaking vote that would allow the city clerk to take out another loan to make payroll.
- Wolf says he won't cave on demand to fix state's deficit Updated: Oct-13-15 9:45 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday that he won't cave on his demand that lawmakers agree to measures to wipe out the state government's long-term deficit that has plunged its credit rating into the bottom ranks of states.
- Cost of Jindal's state police security detail has doubled Updated: Oct-13-15 9:24 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The cost of Gov. Bobby Jindal's security detail has doubled to more than $3 million since the Republican governor entered office nearly eight years ago, but the Louisiana State Police says the hefty price increase isn't largely driven by Jindal's frequent travel.
- Indianapolis officials approve $1.1B budget for 2016 Updated: Oct-13-15 7:48 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis officials have approved a $1.1 billion budget allocating money to hire police officers, fund preschool education and pay for stormwater infrastructure projects.
- Budget process about to begin in New Orleans Updated: Oct-13-15 4:05 am
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is preparing to unveil his 2016 budget proposal.
- Panel sets tax reform public hearing for next week Updated: Oct-13-15 2:51 am
CHARLESTON, .W.Va. - West Virginians will have an opportunity share their views on tax reform with lawmakers next week.
- Group files petition to repeal new Nevada Commerce Tax Updated: Oct-12-15 10:03 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - A group led by Republican Controller Ron Knecht has filed a petition seeking to repeal a new Nevada business tax backed by Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval and more than two-thirds of the Legislature.
- Q&A: California pot regulations will take time to shake out Updated: Oct-12-15 7:11 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Nearly two decades after California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana, the state finally is planning to regulate the vast, unruly industry the voter-approved move spawned.
- General fund increases as road fund decreases in September Updated: Oct-12-15 2:54 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky state officials collected $24 million more in taxes last month than they did a year ago, keeping pace with official estimates.
- Arizona universities worry about being overlooked in budget Updated: Oct-12-15 1:34 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona's governor and lawmakers want to spend more on education -- but unfortunately for the university system, the focus has been on K-12 schools.
- North Dakota tribal college closes branch in South Dakota Updated: Oct-12-15 11:30 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A college run by North Dakota tribes has closed a satellite branch in South Dakota, ending a $1.2 million expansion project after just two years.
- Business owners mixed on Bellevue incorporation Updated: Oct-12-15 11:02 am
PURVIS, Mississippi - If the push to incorporate Bellevue is successful, several businesses on U.S. 98 would become part of that proposed city.
- Phillips 66 2016 capital budget lower than previous year Updated: Oct-12-15 10:29 am
HOUSTON - Phillips 66 has set its 2016 capital budget at $3.6 billion, which is $1 billion below the prior-year's budget. But its board has approved raising its stock buyback program by $2 billion.
- Facing a huge deficit, Pennsylvania eyes gambling for help Updated: Oct-12-15 3:31 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania are taking steps toward the state's third expansion of gambling in six years as a source of cash before they raise taxes to balance a deep budget deficit.
- Businesses wait for decision on whether tribe's rules apply Updated: Oct-11-15 6:19 pm
PENDER, Nebraska - Business owners in the northeast Nebraska town of Pender are eagerly waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether the Omaha Tribe's liquor taxes apply to them.
- West Virginia public schools face $16m cut in state aid Updated: Oct-11-15 2:29 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia's public schools face an estimated $16 million cut in state aid under spending reductions ordered by the governor, and Berkeley and Kanawha counties' budgets will take the biggest hit.
- Spending increases on historic preservation in Spokane Updated: Oct-11-15 11:30 am
SPOKANE, Washington - Spending on historic preservation in Spokane is on the rise.
- Connecticut hospitals not ruling out possible legal action Updated: Oct-11-15 10:58 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut's hospitals, embroiled in a battle with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy over cuts in Medicaid payments, are not ruling out a path taken by their counterparts in New Hampshire: possible legal action.
- Merkel: No need for new taxes to pay for caring for migrants Updated: Oct-11-15 9:46 am
BERLIN - Germany will not have to raise taxes to help pay for the hundreds of thousands of refugees and other migrants who have been flooding into the country, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an interview released Sunday, and the government should have new regulations in place by November to help deal with the influx.
- California voters to be automatically registered at DMV Updated: Oct-10-15 7:25 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown has approved legislation to make California the second state in the nation to begin automatically registering eligible voters when they obtain or renew their driver's licenses.
- Sleeper issue in Mississippi election? Transportation money Updated: Oct-10-15 5:56 pm
MARKS, Mississippi - For Gaylon Reed, the choice is stark - break the law or let his rice crop rot in the field.