Republican lawmakers in Kansas revive tax relief legislation

U.S. 05/02/19, 22:28

Republican legislators in Kansas revived tax relief legislation Thursday night without assurances that Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly would accept a new, smaller plan for helping individuals and businesses who are paying more in state income taxes because of changes in ...

Capitol Watch: Farmworker labor debate, Cuomo taxes

New York 04/20/19, 12:04

New York state lawmakers will hold hearings on a proposal to repeal an 80-year-old law that prevents farmworkers in the state from unionizing.The proposal has long languished in Albany, but supporters are more hopeful now that Democrats control the entire ...

Kansas GOP struggles for votes to override tax relief veto

U.S. 04/03/19, 18:56

Top Republican lawmakers in Kansas struggled Wednesday to find enough GOP votes to override Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's veto of a tax relief bill despite a strong push to save the measure from the state Republican Party. The measure Kelly vetoed ...

NY Gov. Cuomo: No quick vote on legal marijuana

New York 03/11/19, 13:29

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday he's "no longer confident" an agreement to legalize recreational marijuana in New York will be included in the state budget that's due by April 1, raising the possibility that approval of retail sales of pot ...

Utah leaders postpone sweeping tax reform after backlash

Business 03/07/19, 19:31

Utah leaders postponed a plan Thursday that would have made sweeping changes to the state's tax system after a backlash from businesses and other groups.Republican Gov. Gary Herbert said lawmakers will study the complicated issue over the coming months and ...

Update: Business leader skeptical of Pritzker tax plan

Business 03/07/19, 17:55

The Latest on Gov. J.B. Pritzker's proposed graduated income tax (all times local):3:45 p.m.A leading Illinois business advocate says Gov. J.B. Pritzker has it "backward" in trying to solve the state's fiscal crisis with a graduated income tax plan.Illinois Governor ...

Update: Estonian opposition leader derides govt policies

Tech 03/03/19, 06:53

The Latest on Estonia's general election (all times local):1:50 p.m.The leader of Estonia's main opposition party has voted in the general election and accused Prime Minister Juri Ratas' government of "messing up" the small Baltic nation's taxation system.FILE - In ...

Kansas lawmakers add cut in tax on food to income tax bill

U.S. 02/25/19, 21:43

Republican lawmakers in Kansas have wedded a popular proposal to cut taxes on groceries to a GOP income tax relief bill in hopes of winning over skeptical colleagues and making Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly think harder about vetoing it. The House ...

Nissan’s profit drops amid former chair Ghosn’s arrest

Business 02/12/19, 05:26

Nissan said Tuesday that its third quarter profit plunged to about a quarter of the previous year's, partly due to special charges related to alleged false financial reporting by its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn.The main factor behind the sharp weakening ...

Clash in Kansas over tax relief quickly coming to a head

Politics 02/06/19, 16:56

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's election victory suggested that Kansas repudiated past GOP fiscal policies, yet voters also encouraged top Republicans to pursue income tax relief by giving conservatives more power in the Legislature. The contradiction is driving a political clash coming ...

Toyota profit plummets despite moderately solid sales

Business 02/06/19, 01:30

Toyota's fiscal third quarter profit plunged to 180.9 billion yen ($12.6 billion), about a fifth of what the Japanese automaker earned the previous year, despite relatively solid sales, the Japanese automaker said Wednesday.Toyota Motor Corp.'s October-December profit in 2017 had ...

New Mexico Legislature weighs tax reforms

Business 01/23/19, 08:52

The New Mexico Legislature is considering tax reforms that would increase state income tax rates on top earners and lower economy-wide tax rates on sales and business services.The lengthy reform proposal from Democratic legislators was schedule for discussion by a ...

CSX delivers quarterly profit in line with Wall Street views

U.S. 01/16/19, 17:38

CSX Corp. delivered a fourth-quarter profit of $843 million, which was lower than last year when tax reforms were approved but in line with Wall Street expectations.The Jacksonville, Florida-based railroad said Wednesday it earned $1.01 per share net income in ...

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