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Nov 22, 2019

California court invalidates law requiring Trump tax returns

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump does not have to disclose his tax returns to appear as a candidate on California’s primary ballot next spring, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday. The law, the first of its kind in the nation and aimed squarely at Trump, violates a specification of the state constitution […]

Nov 19, 2019

Judge blocks House from obtaining Trump’s New York tax returns without court review

WASHINGTON – A federal judge late Monday barred the House Ways and Means Committee from obtaining President Donald Trump’s New York state tax returns under a recently enacted state law without giving the president 14 days’ notice so he can seek the court’s review. U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols of Washingon entered the unusual order […]

Oct 24, 2019

Immunity would cover Fifth Avenue shooting, Trump attorney argues

NEW YORK – President Donald Trump’s private attorney said Wednesday that the president could not be investigated or prosecuted as long as he is in the White House, even for shooting someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue. The claim of “temporary presidential immunity” from Trump’s private attorney William Consovoy came in court in response […]

Oct 16, 2019

Trump’s lawyers ready for Supreme Court in tax record fight

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s lawyers said Tuesday they’ll immediately go to the Supreme Court if an appeals court in New York agrees that his tax returns can be released to state prosecutors. The lawyers notified the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan of the urgency hours before Manhattan District Attorney […]

Oct 3, 2019

Justice Department asks judge to temporarily block subpoena for Trump’s tax returns

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department on Wednesday asked a federal judge to block the Manhattan district attorney from subpoenaing President Donald Trump’s tax returns – at least temporarily while Trump sues to have the subpoena dismissed. Last month, Trump sued District Attorney Cyrus Vance, a Democrat, in federal court, trying to stop a subpoena Vance’s […]

Aug 2, 2019

Judge orders New York not to release Trump’s state tax returns to House while lawsuit proceeds

President Donald Trump’s move to shield his New York state tax returns from the House Ways and Means Committee got an early win Thursday as a federal judge accepted a state proposal not to hand over Trump’s returns while the court decides whether a lawsuit by the president should be heard by a judge in […]

Jul 18, 2019

Three states sue Trump administration over tax workaround

Connecticut, New Jersey and New York sued the Trump administration Wednesday over an IRS rule that weakens the states’ attempts to work around a cap on state and local tax deductions. Attorneys general for the three states filed the lawsuit against the Treasury and IRS in federal court in New York. The suit argues that […]

Aug 11, 2017

Investigator in Trump tax return case taken into custody

BATON ROUGE, La. — A Louisiana private investigator accused of trying to illegally obtain Donald Trump’s tax returns before last year’s U.S. presidential election has been arrested for violating conditions of his pretrial release, prosecutors said. Jordan Hamlett, 32, committed “numerous violations,” including hacking into email and social media accounts of a man at the [[...]

Mar 15, 2017

Release of Trump’s taxes sparks legal dispute

NEW YORK — The release of two pages of President Donald Trump’s 2005 tax returns has touched off a legal dispute, with the White House and a major television network squaring off over whether a law was broken. The White House said MSNBC’s publication of the pages Tuesday night violated a federal law that prohibits […]

Feb 22, 2017

Commentary: Why it’s been 31 years since the last tax reform

President Donald Trump has promised the most comprehensive overhaul of the tax system since 1986. That was when a Republican president joined forces with a Democratic House of Representatives and a Republican Senate to lower personal income-tax rates and simplify a messy and outdated tax system. Today, Republicans control both houses of Congress as well […]

Dec 28, 2016

What 2017 may mean for your finances

It’s been a tumultuous 2016 — both financially and politically. The year may have left some people wondering, what’s next? And, how will it affect me? Lacking a crystal ball, we asked a few economic experts what they think 2017 may hold in store for Americans’ personal finances. Here’s their take on what to expect […]

Aug 24, 2015

After 190 years, NY’s Erie Canal a relic with a hefty cost

ALBANY — The Erie Canal was an engineering marvel when it opened in 1825, linking the Hudson River to the Great Lakes and humming with commerce that opened up the West. Long ago eclipsed by railroads and interstates, the waterway has for many years been a historical curiosity that’s seen waning use by recreational and […]

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