News from around our 50 states

Alabama Jasper: Counties are reporting record numbers of absentee ballots a month ahead of Election Day, and local officials say they’re taking steps to cope with a flood of mail-in votes that’s likely to continue for weeks during the pandemic. Northwest of Birmingham in Walker County, Circuit Clerk Susan Odom […]

Are printers, computers tax-free? 10 states hold sales tax holidays this weekend and some offer a tax break on tech

Shoppers in 10 states should file this away: This weekend, you can pick up clothes and school supplies tax-free. Sales tax holidays kick off Friday in nine states – Florida, Iowa, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia – and Maryland’s tax holiday begins Sunday. Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and […]