Friday, May 24 2013 8:09 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:09:02 GMT
Biomedical Research Foundation has decided to move forward with a plan to operate and manage LSU Hospitals in Shreveport and other cities in Louisiana. More >>
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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -
Gov. Dannel Malloy and Amazon officials announced that over the next two years, the online retailer will invest at least $50 million in the state and will create hundreds of new jobs.
Malloy made the announcement at the same time he announced his agreement, under which Amazon will begin to collect taxes in the state.
"All in all, this is a win for our state's taxpayers, our Main Street retailers, and our workforce," Malloy said. "Amazon's multi-million dollar investment and the hundreds of jobs that will come with both the construction and operation of their future facility will unquestionably boost our local economy. Their agreement to begin collecting revenue is a great step, but federal action on this issue is still necessary."
Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman also praised Amazon's investment.
"These are two more significant steps that our administration is making to create jobs and maximize our revenues whenever possible," she said. "This will both put people to work and help balance the budget, and we welcome Amazon as our newest partner in our effort to create long-term prosperity for Connecticut."
Under current federal law, out-of-state retailers can't be required to collect tax on sales in the state, which leaves consumers with the burden of paying state use tax and will possible penalties for failing to pay.
Starting Nov. 1, prior to the busy Christmas shopping season, Amazon, which is the world's largest online retailer, will begin to collect state sales tax.
"It's quite clear that they're doing well in our state and they wanna play by appropriate rules," Malloy said. "This is not the only state that they've reached agreement in and we're happy to be on the front end of those transactions."
Up until the agreement was signed, online shoppers had to voluntarily declare their online purchases and pay the state sales tax, which meant a lot of it went uncollected. Shoppers we spoke with seem to have known this day would come.
"I guess that's just the way life is. Everything is taxed," said Alisa Dellabianca of Bristol. "I mean I work every day and part of the money goes towards taxes."
A specific location in Connecticut for the company hasn't been decided, but once built, the facility will employ about 300 workers.
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Friday, May 24 2013 9:24 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:24:18 GMT
Concealed weapon permits are popular certain parts of Louisiana, though some of locations may surprise you. Louisiana Department of Public Safety officials gave a report to state legislators detailingMore >>
Concealed weapon permits are popular in certain parts of Louisiana, though some locations may surprise you.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:44 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:44:25 GMT
TAMPA, FL (WTSP/CNN) – Authorities in Tampa, FL, made a startling discovery during a foreclosure eviction. Police found 66-year-old James Hopkins living on the property that belonged to someone else. TheyMore >>
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Friday, May 24 2013 10:59 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:59:20 GMT
(CNN) – Brad Pitt has become one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood the last two decades. But the actor said recognizing other people's faces has always been a problem. In an Esquire interview,More >>
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Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....More >>