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Supreme Court ruling adds new wrinkle in Louisiana tax talks

BATON ROUGE, La./ June 21, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling that paves the way for states to collect sales taxes from online purchases has upended shaky tax negotiations among lawmakers in the Louisiana House. Louisiana has laws aimed at being able to take in taxes from online shoppers. It’s unclear when those … Continue reading Supreme Court ruling adds new wrinkle in Louisiana tax talks

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Wayfair: No big impact from Supreme Court case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Home goods seller Wayfair says it doesn’t expect the Supreme Court ruling that states can force shoppers to pay sales tax on online purchases to have a “noticeable impact” … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Wayfair: No big impact from Supreme Court case

ALBANY, N.Y. | Speaker: Sports gambling unlikely to pass in NY this year

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — There isn’t enough legislative support to pass a bill authorizing sports wagering in New York this year, the speaker of the state Assembly said Thursday. Bronx Democrat Carl Heastie said lawmakers in his chamber have raised “significant issues” about legislation that would allow bets at casinos and on mobile devices. “With … Continue reading ALBANY, N.Y. | Speaker: Sports gambling unlikely to pass in NY this year

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. | Borgata will take sports bets Thursday morning

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City’s Borgata casino will start taking bets on sporting events Thursday morning. The casino tells The Associated Press it will begin taking sports bets at 11 a.m. That’s 30 minutes after Gov. Phil Murphy places the state’s first legal sports bet at Monmouth Park racetrack in Oceanport. The Democratic … Continue reading ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. | Borgata will take sports bets Thursday morning

ATLANTA | High court voter roll decision may have limited impact

ATLANTA (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for states to take a tougher approach to maintaining their voter rolls, but will they? Ohio plans to resume its process for removing inactive voters after it was affirmed in Monday’s 5-4 ruling. It takes a particularly aggressive approach that appears to be … Continue reading ATLANTA | High court voter roll decision may have limited impact

LITTLE ROCK, Ark | Judge asked to again halt Arkansas abortion pills law

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Planned Parenthood asked a federal judge on Friday to again block an Arkansas law that restricts how abortion pills are administered, saying the restriction makes the state the first in the U.S. to effectively ban that form of abortion. Attorneys for Planned Parenthood and the state appeared before U.S. District … Continue reading LITTLE ROCK, Ark | Judge asked to again halt Arkansas abortion pills law

TRENTON, N.J. | New Jersey Legislature OKs bill to legalize sports betting

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers gave final approved Thursday to a bill to legalize sports betting three weeks after winning the right to do so in a U.S. Supreme Court case. But when the wagering can begin and the money start changing hands is anyone’s bet: The bill is now with Democratic Gov. … Continue reading TRENTON, N.J. | New Jersey Legislature OKs bill to legalize sports betting

WASHINGTON | Trump commutes sentence for Kardashian-backed drug offender

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump commuted the sentence Wednesday of a woman serving a life sentence for drug offenses whose cause was championed by reality TV star Kim Kardashian West in a recent visit to the White House. Trump commuted the sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, two White House officials said. The 63-year old … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump commutes sentence for Kardashian-backed drug offender