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Alabama: Lawmakers propose 5 percent alcohol tax to fund Mobile DA’s office.

Arkansas: Puluski County voters defeat sales tax increase for public transit.

Arizona: Gov. Doug Ducey (R) and legislature undecided on how to use surplus.

California: Lawmakers approves $1.27 billion replacement healthcare tax.

Connecticut: Car tax bill hits a roadblock. Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) considers truck tolls to solve transportation budget woes.

Delaware: Senate considers tax relief for disabled veterans.

Florida: Senate committee scales back sales tax holiday.

Idaho: House committee approves 3.5 percent tax on solar production.

Illinois: Democrats fail to overturn Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto on education spending. Senator proposes one-cent-per-ounce tax on soda.

Indiana: House and Senate continue to look for compromise on transportation funding.

Iowa: After one year of 10-cent gas tax hike, same number of Iowans are still driving.

Kansas: Lawmakers consider tax incentive for donations to schools.

Louisiana: Stalemate continues over budget cuts and tax hikes.

Maryland: Senate and House leaders support tax cuts but cannot agree on corporate income tax cuts.

Massachusetts: Legislators clash over charter school expansion, may result in measure going on the November ballot. 

Mississippi: Senate votes to consolidate nine school districts. Voters reject gas tax increase at the polls.

Missouri: Senate begins to debate increasing the gas tax.

Minnesota: Republicans will push for $2 billion in tax relief at start of session next week. State will work with less than the $1.2 billion surplus projected months ago.

Nebraska: Revenue Committee advances $250 tax break for emergency responders.

New Jersey: Senate committee approves bill to cut retirement and estate taxes, but gas tax hike could follow.

Ohio: Delaware County bed tax is on the ballot for March 15.

Oklahoma: Legislators consider bonds for transportation funding.

Pennsylvania: Philadelphia mayor suggests 3-cent-per-ounce sugary drink tax to fund pre-K.

Rhode Island: Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) proposes $1.5 transit ticketing app to attract business opportunities from Massachusetts.

South Carolina: Deal reached on road funding without gas tax increase.

South Dakota: Senate passes half-cent sales tax increase for teacher pay raises.

Tennessee: Senate subcommittee considers various options to reforming Hall Income Tax.

Utah: Senate unanimously passes mandate to collect online sales tax.

West Virginia: Senate passes cuts on coal and natural gas severance taxes.