Nation

Justices to hear sales tax case

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Justices to consider Internet sales taxes

The Supreme Court has agreed to reconsider the issue of sales taxes on Internet purchases in a case that could force consumers to pay more for purchases and allow states to recoup lost revenue. Under previous Supreme Court rulings, when Internet retailers don’t have a physical presence in a state, they can’t be forced to collect tax on sales there. Thirty-six states and the District of Columbia had asked the high court to revisit the issue. (AP)

KENTUCKY

Work requirement OK’d for Medicaid

FRANKFORT — Kentucky has become the first state to require many of its Medicaid recipients to work to receive coverage, part of a change under the Trump administration. The change, announced Friday, will require adults between the ages of 19 and 64 to complete 80 hours per month of work, job training, school courses, or community service. (AP)

CALIFORNIA

Residents abandon town under repair

MONTECITO — Most residents of Montecito were under orders to stay out of town Saturday as gas and power were shut off for flood damage repairs. Even those who had stayed behind during recent wildfire evacuations were ordered to leave after heavy rains and mudslides. Anyone who enters will be subject to arrest. (AP)