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Puerto Rico Government Looks to Raise Tax on Oil - ABC News

The Rakyat PostPuerto Rico Government Looks to Raise Tax on OilABC NewsOfficials said the move also would help boost cash reserves at the Government Development Bank, which oversees the island's debt transactions, and allow for the refinancing of at least $1 billion in loans made to Puerto Rico's Highway and ...Puerto Rico announces plans for 60 pct hike in oil tax and a fiscal overhaulFox News LatinoUPDATE 2-Puerto Rico to reform taxes, shore up highway authorityReutersall 44 news articles »

Marriage Equality and the Court: What Happened in Puerto Rico? - Towleroad

Marriage Equality and the Court: What Happened in Puerto Rico?TowleroadIn a decision that willfully ignored the prevailing wisdom of most of the federal judiciary, a judge in Puerto Rico recently tossed a lawsuit challenging the island's ban on gays marrying. The judge did not expressly uphold the constitutionality of the ...and more »

Former Governor of Puerto Rico To Campaign With Connecticut GOP ... - Hartford Courant

FOX CTFormer Governor of Puerto Rico To Campaign With Connecticut GOP ...Hartford CourantThe former governor of Puerto Rico will appear at an event scheduled to begin at noon at the Augusta Curtis Cultural Center at 175 East Main St. The Waterbury event will see Foley and Fortu˝o stumping for the GOP candidate in the 72nd Assembly District ...Former Puerto Rico governor to campaign with Tom FoleyFOX CTall 2 news articles »

Manatee dies after being rescued on Puerto Rico beach - Fox News Latino

Manatee dies after being rescued on Puerto Rico beachFox News LatinoA manatee rescued last weekend at a beach on Puerto Rico's northern coast has died despite the efforts of veterinarians from the U.S. commonwealth's Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, or DRNA, and the Interamerican University of ...and more »

Puerto Rico to reform taxes, shore up highway authority - Reuters

Puerto Rico to reform taxes, shore up highway authorityReutersThe tax reforms are intended to reduce the marginal income tax rate, repeal the gross profit tax enacted in 2013, and shift toward consumption taxes, representatives of Puerto Rico's Treasury and Government Development Bank said during a webcast.

Puerto Rico at a Crossroads | Commentary - Roll Call

Puerto Rico at a Crossroads | CommentaryRoll CallAmerica's sunniest place, Puerto Rico, faces dark days, and the likelihood is rising that Washington will be asked to step in. While the rest of the United States recovers economically, the commonwealth's economy remains stuck in a decade-long recession.and more »

Puerto Rico May Raise Petroleum Tax to Back $2.9 Billion of Debt - Bloomberg

Puerto Rico May Raise Petroleum Tax to Back $2.9 Billion of DebtBloombergPuerto Rico is moving to safeguard its direct debt and strengthen the GDB's balance sheet after the three largest credit-rating companies cut the U.S. territory to speculative grade in February. The commonwealth and its agencies have $73 billion of ...and more »

Puerto Rico's Utility Siblings Prep For Subsidy Fight - Forbes

Puerto Rico's Utility Siblings Prep For Subsidy FightForbesPuerto Rico's water and electric utilities may soon be in a tug of war over subsidies. And no matter the outcome, one thing is certain: there will be no draw. As Puerto Rico has pushed to make its public corporations self-sufficient over the past two ...

Puerto Rico Plans Infrastructure Agency Bonds by March 31 - Bloomberg

Puerto Rico Plans Infrastructure Agency Bonds by March 31Bloomberg?Assuming a successful completion of this transaction, GDB's balance sheet would be greatly strengthened,? Barrios said. The planned bond issue shows how junk-rated Puerto Rico continues to rely on borrowed cash to repay loans and short-term debt.

Pierluisi Urges Coast Guard to Build on Recent Success in Puerto Rico - Military.com

Pierluisi Urges Coast Guard to Build on Recent Success in Puerto RicoMilitary.comSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi has sent a detailed letter to senior officials at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Coast Guard, expressing his appreciation for the fact that the Coast Guard--at ...





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