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Oklahoma House's top Democrat: No time for tax cut

By Tim Talley | 04/18/14 08:02 AM

The top Democrat in the Oklahoma House said Thursday that legislators shouldn't cut the state income tax this year, citing declining revenue and critical public education and transportation needs.
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Connecticut GOP offers state budget alternative

By Susan Haigh | 04/18/14 07:58 AM

Minority Republicans in the Connecticut General Assembly on Thursday offered an alternative $18.9 billion state budget that scraps the governor's proposed $55 tax rebate, ends the state's earned income tax credit program for the working poor and doesn't include what the GOP calls Democratic...
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Judge wants Detroit mayor to back bankruptcy plan

By ED WHITE | 04/17/14 06:30 PM

DETROIT (AP) — Looking years ahead, the judge overseeing Detroit's bankruptcy said Thursday he wants assurances from the mayor and other elected leaders that they'll follow a final plan that likely cuts pensions, sheds debt and plows millions into better services. The bankruptcy case — the...
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