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The Daily 202: Leaked recordings of Ga. governor candidate highlight why people mistrust politicians

Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle speaks to supporters ... In the portion that came out last month, the lieutenant governor acknowledged that he shifted his position on an education tax credit to dissuade ... read more

No cigarette tax means cuts for schools

The Illinois Senate approved a cigarette tax hike more than a year ago, but since then, House lawmakers haven’t shown much interest in doing the same. Under the budget lawmakers sent to Gov ... ignore... read more

The Governors’ Encouraging Embrace of Sensible Tax Policies

Georgia, Idaho and Missouri have already approved substantive tax-relief packages this year, but perhaps the most important pro-taxpayer proposal was Florida Gov. Rick Scott's plea for a constitutiona... read more

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Florida lawmakers pass budget that ignores Gov. Scott's agenda

The only question now is whether Gov. Rick Scott will wield his ... he got $25 million. His plea for $85 million in business incentives was ignored completely. A request for $618 million in tax cuts w... read more


Campaign cash shows Cagle is favorite with Georgia Capitol lobbyists

As soon as a seemingly annual bill that used-car dealers worried would raise taxes on their customers began to stall again in the Georgia Senate in March, their lobbyists knew who to thank. As far as ... read more

Gov. Dayton ignores last-minute pleas, lets $260M tax cut bill expire

Gov ... It would have cut taxes for a variety of taxpayers by about $800 million over the next three years. Other beneficiaries included small-business owners, people saving for college educations, ch... read more

State transportation bill's lodging tax sparks ire of local industry groups

Owens said he would’ve preferred a tobacco tariff that would’ve raised $400 million, more than double the amount the lodging tax is supposed to rake in. With Thursday being the last day of the legisla... read more

He served decades in prison for Minneapolis serial killings. DNA blames someone else.

His teens were spent in a Georgia mental institution for boys with assorted ... since the dead can’t sue. The district court ignored the plea, simply ruling that a dead Glaze could no longer benefit f... read more

House overrides cig tax veto, 90 to 29

House lawmakers voted Wednesday to override Gov. Mark Sanford's veto and thereby increase ... in South Carolina and seven in North Carolina, said raising the cigarette tax above Georgia and North Caro... read more

Lawmakers step back from fiscal cliff, pass solvency measures

It took seven days in a special legislative session called by Gov ... in tobacco settlement money, of which $131 million is earmarked to close the 2016 budget deficit. Some revenue in the package can ... read more

FDR’s Dark Anti-Gay Legacy in Newport

The Roosevelts are all the buzz with the launch of Ken Burns' new PBS documentary, but one of the darkest episodes in Franklin Roosevelt's career was in Newport ... a plea bargain which included a one ... read more

FOX NEWS FIRST: Mueller team not interested in alleged Trump informants, aide says; Trump-Kim summit in doubt

A person briefed on the plea deal says Freidman agreed to cooperate with federal or state authorities. State prosecutors charged Freidman last year with pocketing $5 million in state taxes ... for gov... read more



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