It will now be up to the court to decide whether to reverse a legal precedent that dates back to an era before internet sales.
Changes to a long-standing legal precedent could free states to impose sales taxes on more internet retailers, but the immediate revenue gains could be somewhat limited.
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Investment shortfalls, insufficient contributions reduced funded levels for public worker retirement plans
Of the total, about $16 billion is slated for mitigation projects geared toward preventing future damage.
While bitcoin mining may not create many jobs, state officials and cryptocurrency advocates believe in the economic potential of the industries created through blockchain technology.
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A new study from the Upjohn Institute provides guidance to state and local governments for analyzing options.
The funding is slated to go to 139 projects around the U.S.
It’s a factor state and local policy makers may want to account for.
The fraught history of government-subsidized package delivery.
Advocates of the Center City Connector fear that if the project is scuttled, federal funding for other local transportation priorities could end up in jeopardy.
The president will highlight his public works plan in Richfield, Ohio on Thursday.
The fiscal future now looks more stable for Pennsylvania’s second-largest city.
The city's finances face pressure from public employee pensions and added public school costs are on the horizon.
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The Badger State isn’t alone when it comes to people who seemingly have really good luck.
"The new initiatives and funding increases actually make this legislation a new national water infrastructure program," says a representative for the National Rural Water Association.
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