Stories tagged: fiscal cliff
Sun., Jan. 6, 2013, midnight
‘Cliff’ deal leaves some businesses hanging
Congress stopped the country from going over the so-called “fiscal cliff” — and that’s great news for some small business owners. But with a deal that doesn’t immediately address federal …
Thu., Jan. 3, 2013, midnight
Region’s lawmakers divided on tax vote
This week’s votes to keep income tax rates from rising for most Americans split the House delegations in Washington and Idaho but unified the two states’ senators behind the last-minute …
Thu., Jan. 3, 2013, midnight
Budget wrangle begins anew
WASHINGTON – A day after the nation edged away from a “fiscal cliff” that had threatened economic doom, the realization that other ominous fiscal battles loom tempered any sense of …
Wed., Jan. 2, 2013, 9 a.m.
Congress OKs cliff deal, signaling future fights
WASHINGTON — Congress’ excruciating, extraordinary New Year’s Day approval of a compromise averting a prolonged tumble off the fiscal cliff hands President Barack Obama most of the tax boosts on …
Wed., Jan. 2, 2013, 8:11 a.m.
’Fiscal cliff’ deal sends markets shooting higher
NEW YORK — The “fiscal cliff” compromise, for all its chaos and controversy, was enough to send the stock market shooting higher today, the first trading day of the new …
Wed., Jan. 2, 2013, 7:43 a.m.
Despite deal, taxes to rise for most Americans
WASHINGTON — While the tax package that Congress passed New Year’s Day will protect 99 percent of Americans from an income tax increase, most of them will still end up …
Tue., Jan. 1, 2013, 8:57 p.m.
Budget package highlights
Highlights of a bill Congress passed Tuesday aimed at averting wide tax increases and budget cuts scheduled to take effect with the new year. The measure would raise taxes by …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 1, 2013, 9:22 p.m.
House sends ‘fiscal cliff’ deal to White House
Past its own New Year’s deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national “fiscal cliff” of middle class tax increases and spending cuts late Tuesday …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2012, 2 p.m.
House to miss “fiscal cliff” deadline, but sides still talking
WASHINGTON (AP) — Agonizingly close to a New Year’s Eve compromise, the White House and congressional Republicans agreed Monday to block across-the-board tax increases set for midnight, but held up …
Wed., Dec. 26, 2012, 9:30 a.m.
Starbucks’ D.C. employees sending fiscal cliff message via cups
NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is using its coffee cups to jump into the political fray in Washington.
Fri., Nov. 16, 2012, midnight
Murray to lead budget panel
Patty Murray will be the U.S. Senate’s chief budget writer next year when Congress convenes for its new session. The Washington Democrat announced Thursday she will seek the chairmanship of …
Thu., Nov. 8, 2012, midnight
Lawmaker addresses fiscal cliff
With Americans electing a divided government, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has softened her position on compromising over scheduled tax increases before the end of the year. Echoing comments made …
Sun., Sept. 23, 2012, midnight
McMorris Rodgers voted for trigger
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a Spokane Republican, is among those who voted for the 2011 budget bill that set in motion the deep, looming spending cuts that she and …