Government taxation and revenue

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and House Democrats rally ahead of passage of H.R. 1, "The For the People Act," at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, March 8, 2019. Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md., the bill's sponsor, stands behind Pelosi at left. The bill aims to expand voting rights, limit partisan gerrymandering, strengthen ethics rules, and limit the influence of private donor money in politics. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 08, 2019 - 3:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly empowered House Democrats approved a centerpiece of their agenda Friday, a sweeping plan to reduce the role of big money in politics, ensure fair elections and strengthen ethics standards. But the leader of Republican-run Senate has pledged it will not come up for a vote and...
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President Donald Trump talks with reporters outside the White House before traveling to Alabama to visit areas affected by the deadly tornadoes, Friday, March 8, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
March 08, 2019 - 9:32 am
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Paul Manafort's sentencing for tax and bank fraud (all times local): 10:30 a.m. President Donald Trump says he feels "very badly" for Paul Manafort. Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman, was sentenced Thursday by a federal judge to nearly four years in...
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Hundreds of teachers fill the Kentucky Capitol on Thursday, March 7, 2019, in Frankfort, Ky. At least four school districts were forced to close on Thursday because too many teachers had called in sick to protest proposed legislation at state Capitol. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)
March 07, 2019 - 10:17 am
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — At least four Kentucky school districts were forced to close Thursday as hundreds of teachers called in sick to protest proposed legislation at the state Capitol. It was the third time in the past week districts were forced to cancel classes because of too many teacher...
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This undated conceptual drawing provided by The Boring Company shows a high-occupancy Autonomous Electric Vehicle (AEV) that would run in a tunnel between exhibition halls at the Las Vegas Convention Center proposed for Las Vegas. Entrepreneur Elon Musk's dream of a tunnel transit system may finally become a reality in Las Vegas. Tourism officials in Sin City announced Wednesday, March 6, 2019, they might soon grant him a contract to build and operate a mile-and-a-quarter-long project with autonomous electric vehicles to move people around a mega convention center. (The Boring Company via AP)
March 06, 2019 - 7:42 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Entrepreneur Elon Musk's dream of an express tunnel transit system could finally become a reality in Las Vegas after major setbacks in other cities. Las Vegas' tourism agency announced Wednesday it is recommending that an enterprise backed by the divisive billionaire receive a...
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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, right, welcomes Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in Belgrade, Serbia, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Conte is on a one-day official visit to Serbia. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
March 06, 2019 - 8:28 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Italy's prime minister on Wednesday urged Kosovo to withdraw a 100-percent tariff on goods from Serbia so the former Balkan foes could resume European Union-mediated talks on normalizing relations. Giuseppe Conte said in Belgrade that Italy hopes a compromise solution would...
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FILE - In this Jan.31, 2019 file photo, a trunk full of fake bank notes is displayed as activists from anti-globalization organisation Attac stage a protest at Google's Paris headquarters to criticize the company's tax evasion policies, in Paris. The French government is unveiling plans to slap a 3 percent tax on the French revenues of internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
March 06, 2019 - 6:15 am
PARIS (AP) — The French government on Wednesday unveiled plans to slap a 3 percent tax on the French revenues of internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook. The bill is an attempt to get around tax avoidance measures by multinationals, which pay most of their taxes in the EU country they are...
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FILE - In this Jan 26, 2009 file photo, four of the six people known as the Beatrice Six, from left, James Dean, JoAnn Taylor, Thomas Winslow, and Debra Shelden, right, applaud during a reception in Lincoln, Neb. The Supreme Court on Monday, March 4, 2019, rejected an appeal from a Nebraska county that has to pay a $28 million court judgment to six people wrongfully convicted for a 1985 slaying. The justices on Monday turned away Gage county's last-ditch effort to avoid the hefty judgment. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
March 04, 2019 - 2:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a rural Nebraska county's appeal of a $28 million court judgment aimed at compensating six people wrongfully convicted of a 1985 slaying. The justices turned away Gage County's last-ditch effort to avoid the hefty judgment, after a federal...
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In this Feb. 14, 2019 photo, patrons play the slot-style machines at the Ponca Tribe's Prairie Flower Casino in Carter Lake, Iowa. Some 150 years after suffering the loss of tribal lands and near-extinction at the hands of the U.S. government, the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is celebrating a triumph with the opening of a casino intended to secure a stream of revenue for the long-struggling tribe, but is fighting to keep it open in the face of lawsuits by officials in Nebraska and Iowa. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
March 03, 2019 - 2:49 pm
CARTER LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Some 150 years after suffering the loss of its homeland at the hands of the U.S. government, the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is celebrating a triumph with the opening of a casino intended to secure a stream of revenue for the long-struggling tribe. The only thing standing in...
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Chairwoman of the Reform Party Kaja Kallas casts her ballot at a polling station during a parliamentary elections in Tallinn, Estonia, Sunday, March 3, 2019. Estonians are voting in a parliamentary election Sunday in the small Baltic nation in a ballot where Prime Minister Juri Ratas and his Center Party are pitted against the center-right opposition Reform Party and where populists are seen making inroads. (AP Photo/Raul Mee)
March 03, 2019 - 1:29 pm
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — The Latest on Estonia's general election (all times local): 9:00 p.m. The first results from a parliamentary election in Estonia put the main opposition party ahead and a far-right populist party placing ahead of the main party in the coalition now governing the small Baltic...
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March 02, 2019 - 6:34 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The European Parliament has called on Kosovo to suspend a 100-percent tariff on Serb goods to help restart reconciliation talks. David McAllister, who is heading the European delegation visiting Kosovo, and Serbia earlier in the week, said Saturday it asked for the...
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