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With cash surpluses and revenue collections at all-time highs, tax cuts are expected to be a top priority for Gov. Kevin Stitt and the Republican-controlled Legislature when it begins the 2023 session. The second-term GOP governor will present his executive budget to lawmakers and deliver his fifth State of the State at noon on Monday. The governor last year urged the House and Senate to send him bills to eliminate the state sales tax on groceries and reduce the individual and corporate income tax rates. Those proposals are expected to once again be considered this year. Lawmakers also are expected to consider a pay raise for teachers and bills that would prohibit gender-affirming medical treatment for young people.

Victims, detectives and federal agents are expected to speak in court Monday before a Las Vegas-area judge decides whether to grant bail to a former “Dances With Wolves” actor. That's because Nathan Chasing Horse's public defenders invoked his right to a detention hearing last Thursday during his first court appearance. The lawyers cited Nevada case law that requires prosecutors to present convincing evidence that a defendant should be in custody before trial. The 46-year-old is accused of sexually abusing Indigenous girls and leading a cult during a period spanning two decades. He faces multiple felonies in Nevada but hasn't been formally charged in the case.

Harry Styles won album of the year at the Grammy Awards, taking home the top honor on a night that Beyoncé dominated and became the ceremony’s most decorated artist. Beyoncé won her 32nd award Sunday, breaking a 26-year-old record. But as in years past, the album of the year honor eluded her. Styles took home three awards Sunday. Still, Beyoncé stands alone on her Grammy throne, surpassing surpassed the late composer Georg Solti with her 32nd career win. She thanked her husband Jay-Z and her family for supporting her. Bad Bunny opened the Grammy Awards with a festive, high-energy performance that brought many of the audience including Taylor Swift who rose to her feet and danced near her table.

Charles Kimbrough, a Tony- and Emmy-nominated actor who played a straight-laced news anchor opposite Candice Bergen on “Murphy Brown,” has died. He was 86. The New York Times first reported his death and his son confirmed it Sunday to The Associated Press. He died Jan. 11 in Culver City, California. Kimbrough played newsman Jim Dial across the 10 seasons of CBS hit sitcom “Murphy Brown” between 1988 and 1998, earning an Emmy nomination in 1990 for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series. He reprised the role for three episodes in the 2018 reboot. He was born May 23, 1936.


The Waco area’s largest school systems continued with plans for delayed openings Thursday morning as patches of ice remained on roads and electrical system crews attempted to restore power to 2,302 customers in McLennan County.

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