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Polis and Ganahl trade blows on Tesla ownership, tax policy and more in first debate

Polis and Ganahl trade blows on Tesla ownership, tax policy and more in first debate

During the first debate between Gov. Jared Polis and his Republican challenger, Heidi Ganahl, the most heated exchange was about automobiles — and specifically those the candidates drive. It started when Ganahl attacked Polis’ environmental policies, as part of a much larger argument about their visions for Colorado’s future. “Don’t expect a single mom of …

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Medicare tax explained

Medicare tax explained

Australia has a publicly funded universal health insurance scheme known as Medicare, which means that every Australian, plus a small number of eligible international visitors, can access treatment for free or Low cost. Of course, health care isn’t ‘free’ – Australians pay for it, but it is paid as a regular deduction from employment earnings …

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Property tax proposed to fund mental health care in King County

Property tax proposed to fund mental health care in King County

The Mental Health Project is a Seattle Times initiative focused on coverage of mental and behavioral health issues. It is funded by Ballmer Group, a national organization focused on the economic mobility of children and families. The Seattle Times maintains editorial control over the work produced by this team. King County and Seattle-area officials plan …

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Where you live in Broward determines how much additional tax you should expect to pay for hospital assistance in 2023

Where you live in Broward determines how much additional tax you should expect to pay for hospital assistance in 2023

Taxpayers in Broward County north of Griffin Road will pay significantly more to fund their public hospital system this year, while those who generally live south of the dividing line will see their tax rates drop. Each year, the North Broward Hospital District, known as Broward Health, and the South Broward Hospital District, known as …

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EU unanimity rules are here for now, despite the chatter

EU unanimity rules are here for now, despite the chatter

Don’t expect the EU to remove countries’ vetoes any time soon. After a meeting of EU affairs ministers in Brussels on Tuesday, Mikuláš Bek, the EU affairs minister of the Czech Republic, which currently holds the rotating EU presidency, said he expected only “limited progress” from ‘by the end of the year on the issue. …

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