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More Fla. school money means tax increase for some

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and state legislators have traveled the state this year boasting about the extra money they steered toward schools and teachers. Full story

Senior lawmakers told Minn. economy is on upswing

State officials assured legislative leaders on Thursday that Minnesota's economy is on the upswing judging by promising jobs figures and tax collections, which will help buy off debt owed to schools and could enable the state to win a credit-rating upgrade. Full story

Italy close to scrapping property tax, minister tells paper

MILAN (Reuters) - Italy's government is close to scrapping an unpopular property tax but is divided over when, Regional Relations Minister Graziano Del Rio was quoted as saying by daily La Stampa on Monday. Full story

Industry Minister says Italy may scrap property tax, VAT rise: ANSA

ROME (Reuters) - Italy may scrap the unpopular property tax (IMU) on primary residences and not increase value added tax as planned to shore up the country's strained finances, Industry Minister Flavio Zanonato said on Saturday. Full story

NY court rejects Conn. Indian casino tax lawsuit

A lawyer who argued successfully to prevent an Indian tribe in Connecticut from blocking collection of local and state property taxes on slot machines at the largest casino in the Western Hemisphere said the ruling Monday by a federal appeals court sets a good precedent for other Indian-run casinos Full story

Schools, libraries weigh impact of Ohio tax change

Two years ago, residents of the tiny Manchester Local School District in Summit County agreed to a levy that cost $136 a year for the owner of a $100,000 home. Full story

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Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Maurizio Lupi attends the lower house of the parliament in Rome
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Maurizio Lupi attends the lower house of the parliament in Rome

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Maurizio Lupi attends the lower house of the parliament in Rome April 29, 2013. New Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta said on Monday his government would stop the scheduled June installment of a hated property tax and would weigh a wider reform of the levy