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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gov. Ralph Northam is proposing a plan to use extra state revenue from federal tax cuts to give a tax break to low- and moderate-income families.

Northam outlined his proposal to reporters Friday, ahead of a speech to state legislative committees next week.

Northam says recent changes in federal tax law have so far largely benefited corporations and high-income people. He wants to make the earned-income tax credit fully refundable, which he says could mean a windfall of "several hundred dollars" for about 400,000 families in Virginia.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has asked the federal government to make more than 200 low-income areas eligible for new tax breaks.

Northam said last week that he'd nominated 212 so-called "opportunity zones" to the U.S. Department of Treasury.

A new tax overhaul passed last year allows for tax breaks for certain kinds of investments in certain designated low-income census tracks.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's General Assembly has passed a bill that would give a tax break to people who donate all or a portion of an organ to another person.

The bill would let liver, kidney, intestine, pancreas, lung or bone marrow donors subtracts up to $7,500 in income on state tax returns to offset donation expenses.

The Baltimore Sun reports that the bill is sponsored by Speaker Michael E. Busch, who had a liver transplant last year that is credited with saving his life. His sister, Laurie Bernhardt, donated a piece of her liver.

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Delaware lawmakers voted to cut the tax break enjoyed by senior citizens on their property by $100.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that many of the members of the Joint Finance Committee said they reluctantly did so.

They cited the prospect of a $400 million budget shortfall as a reason for the reduction.

But there were three dissenting votes with Representative William Carson calling it wrong to take this money away from seniors.  

The move will cut the maximum tax break from $500 to $400 on their property tax bill.