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Kansas Democrats attack GOP tax plan as corporate give-away

Feb 8, 2019

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's fellow Democrats are attacking a Republican tax relief plan approved by the state Senate as a give-away to large corporations but GOP leaders believe it helping businesses will help the economy

Judge denies Hawaii's move to get Airbnb host records

Feb 7, 2019

A judge denied Hawaii's move to compel Airbnb to hand over a decade of vacation rental receipts as the state examines whether hosts have been paying the equivalent of hotel and sales taxes

Markets Right Now: US stocks sink as European outlook dims

Feb 7, 2019

Stocks are closing broadly lower on Wall Street as traders were discouraged by more disappointing news on the global economy and company profits.

Clash in Kansas over tax relief quickly coming to a head

Feb 7, 2019

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's election victory and gains in the Kansas Legislature by conservative Republicans are setting up a clash over tax relief that is quickly coming to a head in a Senate debate.

The Latest: GOP lawmakers in Kansas advance tax relief plan

Feb 7, 2019

Republican legislators in Kansas have advanced a bill designed to prevent individuals and businesses from paying higher income taxes to the state because of changes in federal tax laws

Infrastructure bill faces many potholes in months ahead

Feb 6, 2019

Lawmakers from both parties are expressing hope about reaching an agreement, but a huge obstacle remains: How will lawmakers pay for it?

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's speech exaggerates border peril

Feb 6, 2019

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's speech exaggerates perils at 'lawless' border, celebrates job stats that have little meaning

Report shows economic clout of Kentucky bourbon over decade

Feb 6, 2019

A new report says Kentucky bourbon is flexing more economic clout as it matures, leading a distilling industry that contributes $8.6 billion annually to the state's economy

Hawaii: Airbnb has acknowledged hosts not paying all taxes

Feb 6, 2019

Hawaii says a judge should compel Airbnb to hand over 10 years of receipts and other documents from its hosts because the home-sharing platform has acknowledged that hosts aren't fully complying with state tax laws

State: Electrolux not required to repay $100M in Tennessee

Feb 5, 2019

Tennessee officials say Swedish appliance maker Electrolux isn't legally required to repay $100 million in state incentives for its soon-to-be-shuttered Memphis factory

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