One-third of income from personal dividends goes toward state and federal taxes in California, the highest rate in the U.S. and the sixth-highest in the industrialized world, according to the Tax Foundation.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Wyoming landowner in a case that raises legal questions about thousands of miles of recreational pathways created under the federal “rails to trails” program.
Four Wyoming couples sued to overturn the state’s prohibition on same-sex marriage a day after former Wyoming Senator Alan Simpson and other Republican leaders asked a federal appeals court to throw out bans in Utah and Oklahoma.
A push by Warren Buffett’s railroad to boost oil-shipment safety is meeting resistance from Hess Corp. and other companies that say the plan would mean a surge in costs and force them to scrap thousands of tank cars.
Legal equality doesn’t exist for Michigan’s gay and lesbian couples, a lawyer for two women challenging the law that keeps them from marrying told a judge in a trial held as such barriers were attacked in other states.