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California Shields Big soda from local taxes

29th June 2018 8:00 ET SAN FRANCISCO state legislature banned all local taxes on food for 12 years in California on Thursday, a significant victory for the soda industry, which used the country's ballot initiative system to force lawmakers hands. The ban was legally signed by Governor Jerry Brown after it had passed through the national legislation. Legislators said they …

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Bowing to the beverage industry, California blocks soda taxes

SACRAMENTO, California – A new push by the beverage industry slows the expansion of soda tax in California and elsewhere. California cities pioneered soda strategies to fight obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, but Legislative and Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday bowed to pressure from beverage companies and reluctantly banned local taxes on soda for the next 12 years. Similar bans …

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Arkansas legislature accused of not raising taxes for 15 years

This undated photo of the Arkansas State Department shows Arkansas State Rep. Mickey Gates of Hot Springs, arrested for six serious crimes after authorities claimed that he had not paid nearly $ 260,000 in income tax for several years Country. (AP) An Arkansas lawmaker was arrested on Thursday after authorities claimed that he has not paid any taxes since 2003 …

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The Latest: Bad Night for GOP Officers Rejecting Taxes

The Latest About Oklahoma's Area Code (Local Every Time): 12:15 It was a mixed bag for teachers who held a political office in Oklahoma, but a bad night for reigning Republicans against one Tax Voted This money was donated earlier this year for a pay increase Several GOP incumbents who opposed the tax hikes were either forced out of office …

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A ticket to the new world of online sales taxes

Share Tweet Share Share Share Print Email A day after the US Supreme Court opened the door to the state revenue tax collection for E -Commerce shopping questions revolved around software, congressional action, market vendors, and how consumers would respond. Five Supreme Court judges may have solved one of the longstanding problems of online commerce, but that does not mean …

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Baltimore Chief of Police Darryl De Sousa charged with failure to file taxes; Mayor did not ask for resignation

Federal Attorney General has filed charges against Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa over three misdemeanors for missing federal taxes. De Sousa, 53, has failed to file federal tax returns for the 2013, 2014 and 2015 tax years despite tax evasion. In those years, he was a police officer, prosecutors said. After the indictment was filed, De Sousa admitted that …

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Amazon plays hard with Seattle over "eating the rich" taxes

While other cities are lobbying to bring Amazon into the city, the retailer now finds less love in Seattle's homeland. Amazon has abruptly halted a major expansion in Seattle this week, saying that it will pay for the outcome of a planned trade tax The tax would pay for affordable housing and homeless services in Seattle, which according to HUD …

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Amazon is threatening Seattle with new taxes to help the homeless

Amazon has suspended part of its expansion plans in Seattle until the result of a city council vote on a new tax on large employers, which should finance programs to provide affordable housing and support for the homeless, came into effect already employed More than 40,000 people in Seattle are planning a new 17-story office tower with at least 7,000 …

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The Latest: Higher taxes for the rich wanted to finance education

The Latest About Teacher Protests in Arizona and Colorado (All Times Local): 14:40 A group of Arizona education advocates are pushing a poll initiative to increase income tax for high wage earners. Public education The Action was filed Friday in the Office of the Secretary of State by organizers outside the #RedforEd movement, who are mobilizing a nationwide retirement of …

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