The Louisiana Senate on Wednesday narrowly rejected an “Equal Pay for Women” law. The Senate voted 19-18 for the measure, one vote shy of the 20 needed for passage. “Women need to be paid the same money for the same work that they do,” said state Sen...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A measure that would empower states to require out-of-state retailers to collect online sales tax won backing from President Barack Obama on Monday and is expected to pass a legislative test vote in the Senate later this evening.
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A look back at some of the biggest small business and start-up stories from the past week, with a focus on Washington. Senate moving forward on online sales tax: In a preliminary vote last week, the Senate approved a measure that would give states much more authority to charge sales tax on online transactions. The bill is expected to formally pass in a final vote this...
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The Kansas Senate is preparing to take final action on a bill that cuts the state’s individual income tax rates further but also cancels a scheduled drop in the sales tax. The measure up for a vote Thursday follows massive personal income tax cuts enacted last year. It is designed to stabilize the budget while allowing Gov. Sam Brownback and other Republicans to pursue their...
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The Senate Finance Committee has given approval to legislation that would ultimately lower the state income tax rate from 5.25 percent to 4.75 percent.The measure was approved on a nine to three vote on Tuesday.Senate Bill 585 by Sen. Mike ...
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The measure, which would avoid a tax increase, passes by a 25-23 vote and heads to the House, where a majority favors raising tax revenues.
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Measure goes to House; would reduce gas tax hike in Md.The Senate voted Monday to allow states to assess a sales tax on purchases from Amazon.com, eBay and other online retailers in a bipartisan measure that would also reduce the increase planned for Maryland's gas tax.
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WASHINGTON — The Senate is aiming to help traditional retailers and financially strapped state and local governments with a vote Monday that would widely subject online shopping — for years a largely tax-free frontier — to state sales taxes.Support for the Senate legislation crosses party lines and it was expected to pass. But opposition from some conservatives who view it...
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The Senate is scheduled to vote Monday on a bill that would empower states to collect sales taxes for purchases made over the Internet. The measure is expected to pass because it has already survived three procedural votes.
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One of the most significant votes in the recent Senate budget vote-o-rama was on the federal death tax. Not the disappointingly predictable vote on full repeal, which just two Democrats supported, but the vote on an amendment offered by Senator Mark Warner of Virginia that created a deficit-neutral reserve fund for "the repeal or reduction of the estate tax." It racked up 80...
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