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Stories with subject: Government finance
  • Dispute in treasurer's office costs $70K so far 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:40 pm
  • HAMILTON, Montana - The Ravalli County attorney is recommending commissioners wait for the full results of an audit before filing an official misconduct lawsuit against the county's embattled treasurer. Under state law, the lawsuit would allow the county to remove her from the payroll.

  • 27K UPMC worker hit by data breach, 788 by fraud 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 12:22 pm
  • PITTSBURGH - The personal information of 27,000 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center employees might have been put at risk by identity thieves who apparently used the information of 788 workers to file bogus federal tax returns, the hospital network said.

  • Medicaid, welfare to play big in Maine campaigns 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:37 am
  • AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Democrats have fallen short so far in their attempt to expand Medicaid under the federal health care law this year, and Republicans didn't get their wish to overhaul welfare programs, either. But that won't stop them from trying to transform those failures into successes on the campaign trail as they now return to their districts to drum up votes for the November election.

  • Philadelphia chocolate store: Tax issue resolved 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:25 am
  • PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia chocolate maker and candy store says it has resolved a tax issue that threatened to shutter the establishment days before Easter.

  • Walker's challenger doesn't focus on union rights 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 10:49 am
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was a teenager.

  • Mo. House votes to expand sales tax exemptions 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 10:05 am
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Pizza parlors, doughnut shops and even convenience stores all could be in line for a tax break on the food that they make and sell as a result of a measure moving through the Missouri Legislature.

  • Walker voters to decide on school bond issue 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 9:58 am
  • WALKER, Louisiana - Walker area voters will decide May 3 whether to approve issuing $25 million in bonds to pay for facility and technology improvements in the Walker school district.

  • Hammond area voters consider school tax on May 3 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 7:02 am
  • HAMMOND, Louisiana - Hammond-area voters will take another look on May 3 at passing a tax millage to support Hammond schools' magnet and accelerated programs.

  • Lawmaker who mistakenly took tax break makes it up 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:46 am
  • DETROIT - A Michigan lawmaker who says she and her husband mistakenly took a property tax break on a rental property they own in suburban Detroit has paid $4,550 to Wayne County and a nonprofit to make up for the error.

  • Mo. Senate panel endorses penny transportation tax 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:04 am
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A Missouri Senate committee has endorsed a 1-cent sales tax increase to fund transportation projects.

  • Burlington school district facing tax penalties 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:05 am
  • BURLINGTON, Vermont - The Burlington School District is expecting to be fined for late payment and nonpayment of payroll taxes.

  • DeFazio tours abandoned mine Superfund site 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:07 pm
  • RIDDLE, Oregon - U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio on Thursday toured an abandoned copper mine in southwestern Oregon that is on the Superfund list of major pollution sites as he prepares to file legislation to overhaul the nation's primary mining law.

  • Gubernatorial candidates clash on economic policy 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:35 pm
  • TOWSON, Maryland - All three Democratic candidates in the governor's race agree Maryland's economic policies need work, but they disagree sharply about how much.

  • House passes bill calling for study on tax credits 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:03 pm
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - The Alaska House has passed legislation aimed at getting a better handle on how certain tax credit programs are working.

  • Kansas officials boost revenue estimates by $178M 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:22 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas officials projected Thursday that the state will collect nearly $178 million more in revenues than previously thought through June 2015, brightening its short-term budget picture.

  • Nebraska lawmakers adjourn from 2014 session 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:01 pm
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska lawmakers finished their session on Thursday having passed major legislation to lower taxes, reduce prison crowding and pay for water conservation projects.

  • Democrat Tom Wolf reports $2.2M in 2012 income 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:59 pm
  • HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Tom Wolf, a Democratic candidate for governor who took out a multimillion-dollar loan to help finance his campaign, reported nearly $2.2 million in adjusted income in 2012, according to two pages of his 2012 tax return he released Thursday.

  • USC Upstate students protest state funding cuts 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:50 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Attempts by state legislators to cut university funding over plays and books which they believe promote homosexuality are causing a backlash on South Carolina campuses.

  • MGM asks Massachusetts to delay fee collection 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:13 pm
  • BOSTON - With efforts to repeal Massachusetts' casino law underway, MGM Resorts International has asked state regulators to delay the collection of casino fees from the company even as it prepares to become the state's first licensed casino operator.

  • Connecticut House OKs $400M in tax credits for UTC 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:23 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut's House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a deal to grant up to $400 million in tax credits to United Technologies Corp. if UTC makes up to $500 million in upgrades and expansion and hires more workers.

  • UPMC wants city to bill subsidiaries for taxes 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:07 pm
  • PITTSBURGH - The city should send tax bills to subsidiaries of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center if officials really believe the hospital network shouldn't be a tax-exempt nonprofit, an attorney is arguing.

  • Alderman: New arena might need regional sales tax 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:49 pm
  • MILWAUKEE - Seated at a table on the Milwaukee Bucks' home court, Peter Zehren looked around the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Thursday and acknowledged that the facilities look out of date. But the Milwaukee resident was firm when he said taxpayers shouldn't have to pay for an upgrade.

  • SC economic advisers make no change in projections 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:44 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - State economic advisers said Thursday their tax collection projections for South Carolina are on target.

  • IRS audits less than 1 percent of big partnerships 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:26 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service audits fewer than 1 percent of large business partnerships, according to a government report released Tuesday.

  • Oklahoma request for bridge closing loans denied 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:10 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin said Thursday she is disappointed that a federal agency denied a request for loans to businesses in two Oklahoma towns affected by an emergency bridge closure.