Government taxation and revenue

German finance minister Olaf Scholz speaks during a party meeting of Hamburg's Social Democrats in Hamburg, Germany, Saturday, June 9, 2018. (Markus Scholz/dpa via AP)
June 09, 2018 - 9:39 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's finance minister is urging bolder steps to strengthen the 19-country euro currency union by setting up a fund to help member states suddenly hit with high unemployment, and by laying the foundations for a European Union-wide tax system. Finance Minister Olaf...
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In this June 5, 2018, photo, mathematics teacher Heather LaBelle, seated, shows Roger Baker how to gather signatures for the Invest in Education Act, a proposal to raise money on high earners to fund public education in Phoenix, Ariz. LaBelle, like many of the teachers in the #RedforEd movement that triggered a six-day statewide teacher walkout, says while improving teacher pay is one step toward better schools, more funding is needed for public education. (AP Photo/Melissa Daniels)
June 08, 2018 - 10:54 am
PHOENIX (AP) — On a sweltering Arizona evening under a park pavilion, math teacher Heather LaBelle handed out petitions for a ballot initiative that would increase taxes on wealthy residents to get funding for schools. Later that night, her school board voted to give her and her fellow teachers an...
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June 07, 2018 - 11:29 am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's newly appointed prime minister on Thursday said he will cancel a controversial tax bill and reconsider the legislation in consultation with groups and political parties. Omar Razzaz made the announcement after days of large public protests against the bill. Opponents...
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Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox, center, speaks during a Republican primary watch party Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
June 06, 2018 - 6:17 pm
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Here's something rarely heard after a California election: Republicans had a pretty good night. The state's long-suffering GOP advanced businessman John Cox to the November governor's race, engineered the recall of a Democratic state senator and held its ground, at...
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Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox speaks during a Republican election party Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
June 06, 2018 - 12:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Cox, a Republican business owner who has tried and failed for nearly two decades to win elected office, snagged a spot in the November runoff for California governor with the help of President Donald Trump, but that support could hurt him in the winner-take-all race with...
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A government agent takes a suspect into custody during an immigration sting at Corso's Flower and Garden Center, Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in Castalia, Ohio. The operation is one of the largest against employers in recent years on allegations of violating immigration laws. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
June 05, 2018 - 7:36 pm
SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — More than 100 workers at an Ohio gardening and landscaping company were arrested Tuesday when about 200 federal officers descended on the business and carried out one of the largest workplace immigration raids in recent years. The operation was part of the White House's...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2013 file photo, the Social Security Administration's main campus is seen in Woodlawn, Md. Medicare’s financial problems have gotten worse, and Social Security’s can’t be ignored forever. The government’s annual assessment is a sobering checkup on programs vital to the middle class. The report from program trustees says Medicare will become insolvent in 2026, three years earlier than previously forecast. The report says Social Security will become insolvent in 2034, no change from the projection last year.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
June 05, 2018 - 5:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare will run out of money sooner than expected, and Social Security's financial problems can't be ignored either, the government said Tuesday in a sobering checkup on programs vital to the middle class. The report from program trustees says Medicare will become insolvent in...
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Delaware Gov. John Carney speaks in front of a tote board, Tuesday, June 5, 2018, as he introduces sports gaming inside the Race and Sports Book at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino in Dover, Del. The market for legal sports gambling in the United States widened significantly on Tuesday with the expansion of single-game sports bets in Delaware, less than a month after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to accept the bets. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
June 05, 2018 - 4:57 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — The market for legal sports gambling in the United States widened significantly on Tuesday with expanded betting in Delaware, putting legal wagering within driving distance of three major East Coast cities less than a month after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states...
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In this June 1, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump attends a Change of Command ceremony at the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington. Trump is defending his tough trade negotiations with China, Canada and Mexico, saying that U.S. farmers have been treated "unfairly." The president says on Twitter that by the time he finishes his trade negotiations, "that will change" and big trade barriers "will finally be broken." (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 04, 2018 - 8:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump faced pushback Monday from Republican lawmakers, an influential GOP group and foreign leaders over his tough negotiations that are hitting China, Canada and Mexico with tariffs amid fears of a trade war. But the president defended his actions saying the U.S...
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Jordanian protesters shout slogans and raise a national flag during a demonstration outside the Prime Minister's office in the capital Amman early Monday, June 4, 2018. Thousands of Jordanians protested against a planned tax increase for a fourth straight day Sunday, marching toward the office of the prime minister and demanding his resignation. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
June 04, 2018 - 3:39 pm
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's King Abdullah II on Monday accepted the resignation of his embattled prime minister and reportedly tapped a leading reformer as a successor, hoping to quell the largest anti-government protests in recent years, which are also seen as a potential challenge to his two-...
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