Big House victory for GOP tax plan, but Senate fate unclear
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Big House victory for GOP tax plan, but Senate fate unclear

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans rammed a $1.5 trillion overhaul of Americans’ business and personal income taxes through the U.S. House Thursday, edging the nation toward its biggest rewrite in three decades and President Donald Trump and the GOP toward their first major legislative triumph after 10 bumpy months of controlling government. However, the mostly party-line … Continue reading

Trump taking his tax overhaul pitch to Pennsylvania capital
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Trump taking his tax overhaul pitch to Pennsylvania capital

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is looking to promote his tax plan as a boon for truckers as his cross-country tour takes him to Pennsylvania for his latest stop. The White House expected that about 1,000 people, including many truckers, would attend Trump’s speech late Wednesday afternoon speech in Harrisburg against a backdrop of … Continue reading

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Gov. McAuliffe announces start of statewide tax amnesty

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the start of the 2017 Virginia Tax Amnesty Program which provides delinquent individual and business taxpayers the opportunity to pay back taxes with no penalties and half the interest between September 13 and November 14, 2017. Approved by the 2017 General Assembly, the program assumes the collection of $89.5 million … Continue reading

Trump pushes tax overhaul, says it’s ‘badly needed’
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Trump pushes tax overhaul, says it’s ‘badly needed’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will kick off his lobbying effort for a tax overhaul at an event with a Midwestern manufacturing backdrop and some economic tough talk. The one thing missing? A detailed proposal. Instead, in Springfield, Missouri, Wednesday, Trump will give remarks that the White House said will focus on his “vision” … Continue reading

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Kansas tax hike hailed as fix doesn’t quite balance budget

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The big income tax increase Kansas legislators enacted over Gov. Sam Brownback’s veto won’t balance the budget by itself, despite immediately boosting the state’s credit outlook. Even though the reversal of most of Brownback’s income tax cuts will inject $1.2 billion in new revenue through June 2019, lawmakers will have to … Continue reading

Swiss ease citizenship for ‘third-generation’ foreigners
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Swiss ease citizenship for ‘third-generation’ foreigners

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Voters in Switzerland decided Sunday to make it easier for young “third-generation foreigners” to get Swiss citizenship, agreeing to extend to about 25,000 people under age 25 access to the fast-track process now available to foreign spouses of Swiss nationals. The national statistics office said the “naturalization of third-generation immigrants” initiative … Continue reading

Ecuador hikes taxes as deadly quake compounds economic pain
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Ecuador hikes taxes as deadly quake compounds economic pain

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — President Rafael Correa announced Wednesday night that he is raising sales taxes and will charge a one-time levy on millionaires to rebuild cities devastated by Ecuador’s worst earthquake in decades. In a televised address, Correa said damages from the 7.8-magnitude quake will likely run into the billions of dollars, adding to … Continue reading