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Colorado to stop sales tax on diapers and menstrual products
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Colorado to stop sales tax on diapers and menstrual products

Beginning Wednesday, Colorado will no longer charge a sales tax on diapers, incontinence products and menstrual products thanks to a law which was signed by Gov. Jared Polis earlier this year. The law is part of an initiative to save Coloradans money in 100 ways."This new bi-partisan law finally ends the sales tax on diapers and feminine hygiene products permanently and starts saving people money on these necessary products," Polis said in news release Monday. According to the Women's Foundation of Colorado, individuals spend about $15 per month on period products. For diapers, families pay close to $75 a month per child. The state estimates the legislation will save Coloradans a combined $9.1 million annually."Eliminating the sale taxes on di...
“Devastated” Kenny Chesney offers condolences to the family of a woman who died at his Denver show
Entertainment

“Devastated” Kenny Chesney offers condolences to the family of a woman who died at his Denver show

Investigation continues into woman's fatal fall at Empower Field at Mile High 02:24 Country music star Kenny Chesney said he is "devastated" after an unidentified female fan fell and died just after the singer's show at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver on Saturday night. "There had been so much joy, so much heart coming from the people of Denver last night — and to hear this is heartbreaking," Chesney, 54, said in a statement to The Denver Post on Sunday. "Life is precious. Sharing music brings us together and that love we share makes us so much more. For the lady who came to share that love, there are no words. For her friends and fa...
Abortion Access Finds a Place Even in Down-Ballot Campaigns
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Abortion Access Finds a Place Even in Down-Ballot Campaigns

By SUSAN HAIGH and JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated PressHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Appearing bare-shouldered in a TV ad, Connecticut Democrat Dita Bhargava looks directly into the camera and promises, if elected, to “lead the crusade" for abortion rights.Photos of other women flash on the screen, also with no clothes showing. “This is who have freedom over their own bodies stripped away,” Bhargava says in the commercial, referring to the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling overturning the constitutional right to abortion. “This is who the Supreme Court left completely vulnerable.”It would make sense to think Bhargava is running for governor, state legislature or Congress — positions that could play a direct role in future abortion laws. She's not. She's a candidate for state treasurer.Bhargava,...
JetBlue Buys Spirit for $3.8 Billion
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JetBlue Buys Spirit for $3.8 Billion

JetBlue is buying Spirit Airlines for $3.8 billion, creating the nation's fifth largest airline.The agreement Thursday comes a day after Spirit's attempt to merge with Frontier Airlines fell apart.JetBlue will acquire Spirit for $33.50 per share in cash, including a prepayment of $2.50 per share in cash payable once Spirit stockholders approve the transaction. There's also a ticking fee of 10 cents per month starting in January 2023 through closing.The combined airline will have a fleet of 458 aircraft. The airlines will continue to operate independently until after the transaction closes.Political CartoonsCopyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Source link