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Nebraska lawmakers debate 1 cent sales tax hike

Nebraska lawmakers are debating a bill that would raise the state’s sales tax by 1 cent to 6.5% on every taxable dollar spent — which would make it among the highest in the country. Lawmakers expected to take a vote later Tuesday on whether to advance the bill to a second of three rounds of Read More

Portugal’s minority government takes office, faces fragmented parliament

With just 80 seats in 230-seat parliament, the government will need the support of the opposition to pass legislation. Portugal’s new centre-right minority government led by Prime Minister Luis Montenegro has been sworn in amid uncertainty about its long-term viability as it faces a highly fragmented parliament. The Democratic Alliance (AD) coalition won the March Read More

Biden denounces Florida abortion ruling as ‘outrageous’ as state vote looms

United States President Joe Biden has denounced a Florida Supreme Court decision that allows a six-week ban on abortion to take effect, calling it “outrageous” and “extreme”. In a statement released on Tuesday, Biden lashed out at Republicans for limiting reproductive rights in Florida and other US states, a key election issue in 2024. “Florida’s Read More

Israel’s planned Al Jazeera ban condemned

NewsFeed A new Israeli law that permits the banning of foreign news networks, including Al Jazeera, is being received with sharp criticism from governments and press freedom groups. Published On 2 Apr 20242 Apr 2024 Adblock test (Why?)