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1 hr ago | WCTV Tallahassee

Internet Retailer Amazon To Start Collecting Taxes

A spokesman for the company confirmed Wednesday that Amazon will begin to collect the state's 6 percent sales taxes on May 1. Currently, Floridians are supposed to pay taxes for online purchases, but there's no way to enforce the law.


Related Topix: Florida, Rick Scott, Florida Government

5 hrs ago | WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Judge overturns North Dakota abortion law

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Related Topix: Abortion, US Supreme Court, US News, Jack Dalrymple

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Myrtle Beach Online

Mellencamp unhappy with Wisconsin Gov. Walker

Politicians for years have been using rock songs at campaign events, and Mellencamp has found himself crossways with Walker and other candidates before.


Related Topix: Scott Walker, Rage Against the Machine, Pop/Rock, US Politics, John McCain, US News, John Edwards, 2012 Presidential Election, Entertainment

Detroit still needs $350M from state lawmakers

The city has an $816 million pledge from foundations, philanthropists and Gov. Rick Snyder to shore up pension funds and prevent the sale of city-owned art as part of Detroit's strategy for exiting the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history.


Related Topix: Michigan, Michigan Government, Rick Snyder, Economics News, Bankruptcy

ABC News

US Judge Overturns North Dakota Abortion Law

A federal judge has overturned a North Dakota law banning abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant.


Related Topix: Abortion, Jack Dalrymple

Lincoln Daily News

Bill signed allowing surprise inspections of Arizona abortion clinics

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Tuesday signed into a law a bill allowing state health authorities to conduct surprise inspections of abortion clinics without first obtaining a warrant, handing another victory to abortion foes.


Related Topix: Abortion, Jan Brewer, Women's Health

ABC News

W.Va. Man Accused of Threatening US Senator

Federal prosecutors say a 49-year-old West Virginia man has been indicted on charges he threatened to kill U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, Joe Manchin, Barboursville, WV

The Daily Tribune

Church-state separation put to the test in Ky.

Baptists make up 25 percent of the state's 4.4 million population but 40 percent of the General Assembly, according to statistics gathered by the 2010 Religious Census by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies, the Kentucky Baptist Convention and Legislative Research Commission.


Related Topix: Kentucky, Gay/Lesbian, Wedding, Steve Beshear, US News

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Nanaimo Daily News

Mediators say deal in Detroit bankruptcy means no pension cuts to police, fire retirees

The city of Detroit reached a deal with a group of retired police officers and firefighters that would protect pensions but trim annual cost-of-living payments - the first major agreement with retirees in the bankruptcy case, mediators announced Tuesday.


Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, Economics News, Bankruptcy, Retirement, Rick Snyder

KNUS-AM Aurora

Texas candidate faces thorny death penalty choice

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Death Penalty, Austin, TX, Rick Perry

Fox 23

Judge blocks Massachusetts ban on strong new painkiller

U.S. District Court Judge Rya Zobel on Tuesday issued the preliminary injunction after the maker of the drug, Zogenix, said in a lawsuit that the ban ordered by Gov. Deval Patrick was unconstitutional.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Deval Patrick

News Observer

McCrory, tax overhaul opponents talk on filing day

Gov. Pat McCrory and key legislators plan to join right-leaning policy groups Tuesday for a tax-filing day news conference in Raleigh.


Related Topix: Pat McCrory, Tax

WEAU-TV Eau Claire

Gov. Walker touring state, including Chippewa Falls, launching re-election Campaign

Walker was to be joined at the events Tuesday by his running mate Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.


Related Topix: Chippewa Falls, WI, Scott Walker, Dane, WI, La Crosse, WI, Schofield, WI

CBS Local

GOP Governors Blast Medicare Advantage Rates

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal signed the April 15 letter that says changes to Medicare Advantage payments will harm "America's seniors."


Related Topix: Medicare, Health, Rick Scott, Rick Perry, Texas Government, Texas, Bobby Jindal, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Lewistown Sentinel

Christie 'nervous' when scandal linked to aides

Gov. Chris Christie was "nervous" about the possibility that anyone else on his staff was involved in a politically motivated traffic scandal, according to interview notes released Monday by lawyers the governor's office hired to conduct an internal investigation.


Related Topix: Chris Christie

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Top Democratic lawmaker backs off 'carbon tax'

The state Senate leader on Monday backed off an unpopular proposal for a so-called carbon tax on consumer fuels and instead wants to dedicate billions of dollars generated by California's greenhouse gas reduction law to affordable housing, mass transit and high-speed rail.


Related Topix: California, California Government, California High-Speed Rail, Jerry Brown

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Sources: Another Port Authority resignation expected

Another New Jersey representative on the board of commissioners at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is stepping aside, according to several sources with knowledge of the commissioner's plan to hand in his resignation.


Related Topix: Transportation, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Chris Christie

WATE-TV Knoxville

2 sex offenders charged with rapes, killings

Many fish markets in the Great Lakes region are running short of whitefish, and it's coming at a bad time: the Passover holiday.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Life, Holidays, Passover, Chris Christie

Northern Michigan News

Minnesota joins states raising minimum wage

Tens of thousands of Minnesota workers have big raises coming their way, courtesy of a new minimum wage law that Gov. Mark Dayton signed Monday, which will take the state from one of the nation's lowest rates to among the highest.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Minnesota

National Public Radio

Christie 'Nervous' When Scandal Linked To Aides

Newly released notes from lawyers who interviewed Gov. Chris Christie say he was "nervous" about finding out if anyone else on his staff was involved in a politically motivated traffic jam scandal.


Related Topix: Chris Christie