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Amazon wins E.U. court fight over $300 million tax ruling

In the latest setback to European Union efforts to tackle corporate tax avoidance, a court on Wednesday annulled a ruling by the European Commission that a tax deal between Amazon and Luxembourg's government amounted to illegal state support.

After loss by 33 votes in March, the Post Falls School District is trying again at a levy extension

After a defeat by 33 votes in March, the only of the three largest Kootenai County School Districts to lose at the ballot box, Post Falls schools adjusted the language of the measure slightly. They're still asking for a total of $9.9 million over two years, dollars that are not "supplemental" as the levy title suggests but necessary to continue school functions, Superintendent Dena Naccarato said. 

Biden’s corporate tax plan takes aim at income inequality

From John Kennedy to Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump, American presidents have taken aim at corporate America's tax-avoidance schemes before — and mostly missed. Now, President Joe Biden is training the government’s sights again on the loopholes, shelters and international havens that have long allowed multinational companies to dodge taxes in ways that ordinary households cannot.

White House offers new tax credit to help spur vaccinations

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced new employer tax credits and other steps to encourage people reluctant to be inoculated to get the COVID-19 vaccine as his administration tries to overcome diminishing demand for the shots. The moves came as Biden celebrated reaching his latest goal of administering 200 million coronavirus doses in his first 100 days in office.

Big Tech’s outsized influence draws state-level pushback

New York state Sen. Michael Gianaris was ecstatic when Amazon named Long Island City in 2018 as a front-runner for its new headquarters, a project that would bring 25,000 jobs and $2.5 billion in construction spending to his district in Queens.

D.C.’s long-simmering statehood push begins in Congress

WASHINGTON – Washington, D.C.’s bid for statehood finally got a congressional hearing Monday, but Mayor Muriel Bowser’s clashes with Republicans on the panel made clear that the issue is far from settled.