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Posted by Emily Leayman on Friday, April 1st, 2016, 2:47 PM PERMALINK

Alabama: House committee advances bill to raise fuel tax rates.

Arkansas: Gov. Asa Hutchinson to focus on Medicaid expansion reform in special session.

California: California raises minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Colorado: State spends $450,000 in legal costs over Amazon tax it cannot implement.

Connecticut: Gov. Dannel Malloy strikes down proposal to tax Yale endowments.

Delaware: Senate Republicans propose less regulations, more tax credits to combat poverty

Florida: Legislature sends $129.1 million tax-cut package to Gov. Rick Scott's desk-- much less than what the governor requested.

Idaho: Gov. Butch Otter says he will not call a special session, despite legislature failing to pass Medicaid expansion.

Illinois: Without budget, state owes $2.8 billion for worker health care.

Indiana: Gov. Mike Pence signs 216 proposals including the road funding bill, a restriction on local taxes, and bans on plastic bags.

Iowa: House approves renewable chemical tax credit.

Kansas: Legislator proposes business income tax to address falling revenues.

Kentucky: House and Senate continue to negotiate differences in budget.

Louisiana: Louisiana now dons highest sales tax in the nation, as tax hikes hit taxpayers today

Maine: Maine solar power bill fails to win support.

Maryland: House and Senate negotiators strike budget deal.

Mississippi: Gas tax increase may still be a possibility this session.

Missouri: Senate considers an even higher gas tax increase.

Nebraska: State rejects Medicaid expansion again.

New Jersey: Boat dealers see sales boost after tax cut.

New York: Tax cuts for those earning $300,000 and less is under discussion.

North Carolina: State will work with a bigger surplus than expected.

North Dakota: Ballot proposal would raise taxes on electronic cigarettes in North Dakota.

Oklahoma: Schools sue state over unfair distribution of tax dollars.

Ohio: Lawsuit and legislation target tampon tax.

Pennsylvania: Philadelphia mayor believes consumers would not pick up tab for most of proposed soda tax.

South Dakota: Gov. Dennis Daugaard approves tax vouchers for school choice.

Tennessee: Gov. Bill Haslam announces three-year transportation plan.  

Utah: Gov. Gary Herbert vetoes $275,000 for reality television show.

West Virginia: Legislature approves $120 million in health plan cuts.

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