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We need to tackle culture of whistleblower reprisal – Irish Times (blog)


We need to tackle culture of whistleblower reprisal
Irish Times (blog)
Imagine, if you can, whistleblowers in the Galway tent? Or indeed among the ranks of ministers, advisers and programme managers that danced this country off an ethical and fiscal cliff. After the intellectual and ethical failures of the Celtic Tiger

Posted on 21 April 2014 | 12:00 am

Tax Extenders Could Cut $1T Fiscal Cliff Revenue, Org Says – Law360 (subscription)


Tax Extenders Could Cut $1T Fiscal Cliff Revenue, Org Says
Law360 (subscription)
Law360, New York (April 15, 2014, 5:12 PM ET) — If Congress permanently extends a package of temporary tax breaks that already expired or will expire this year, the 10-year cost will wipe out $1 trillion in revenue the government is set to earn

Posted on 15 April 2014 | 9:29 pm

Maple Valley ponders future and potential fiscal cliff – Maple Valley Reporter


Maple Valley ponders future and potential fiscal cliff
Maple Valley Reporter
Whether or not Maple Valley will go over a “fiscal cliff” depends on who you talk to. The Maple Valley City Council and city staff are pondering the city's own version of a fiscal cliff as talks about the Comprehensive Plan and the city's future ramp

Posted on 12 April 2014 | 12:15 am

Sen. Don Harmon: A third option beyond flat tax, fiscal cliff – Chicago Sun-Times


Chicago Sun-Times

Sen. Don Harmon: A third option beyond flat tax, fiscal cliff
Chicago Sun-Times
In an op-ed piece in The State Journal-Register, State Sen. Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) says a fair rate tax structure would not only solidify the state's finances, but "provide 94 percent of Illinois residents with a tax cut." Harmon says such a move

Posted on 10 April 2014 | 2:24 pm

Fiscal cliff forces low-income students to pay more for Advanced Placement exams – Real Change News


Fiscal cliff forces low-income students to pay more for Advanced Placement exams
Real Change News
Low-income students will have to pay more for Advanced Placement (AP) exams, due to the federal budget cuts known as sequestration, while the price for others remains the same. The current fee to take an AP exam is $89, but since 1999, low-income …

Posted on 3 April 2014 | 10:35 pm

The fiscal cliff and the dynamics of income – Insurance News Net (press release)


The fiscal cliff and the dynamics of income
Insurance News Net (press release)
To avoid the fiscal cliff, the President signed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA) on January 2, 2013 . While payroll taxes, income taxes, capital gains taxes, and dividend taxes all increased for the highest earners, for most taxpayers

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Posted on 1 April 2014 | 3:24 pm

Obama, GOP pushing US in wrong direction in "Fiscal Cliff" – Highland Community News (subscription)


Obama, GOP pushing US in wrong direction in "Fiscal Cliff"
Highland Community News (subscription)
Obama, GOP pushing U.S. in wrong direction in "Fiscal Cliff". Ending the Great Recession, not the deficit, is nation's top priority. Story · Comments. Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default font size: Larger font size. Posted

Posted on 31 March 2014 | 8:40 pm

California Small Business Owners Very Concerned About “Fiscal Cliff” Amidst … – Highland Community News (subscription)


California Small Business Owners Very Concerned About “Fiscal Cliff” Amidst
Highland Community News (subscription)
Rep. George Miller has joined national small business advocacy organization Small Business Majority and a California small business owner on a tele-press conference call to discuss the “fiscal cliff” and how it might affect entrepreneurs and the middle …

Posted on 31 March 2014 | 8:40 pm

Remember the ‘fiscal cliff’? Well, it hurt income growth in every state last year – Washington Post (blog)


Washington Post (blog)

Remember the 'fiscal cliff'? Well, it hurt income growth in every state last year
Washington Post (blog)
Well, the “fiscal cliff” — the end-of-2012 fight over tax hikes and spending cuts. One of those expiring cuts, the payroll tax cut, was putting money into the hands of Americans. Once it expired, that money started flowing back to the government. Also

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Posted on 25 March 2014 | 7:17 pm

Democratic officials: Fiscal ‘cliff’ deal reached – New Haven Register


Democratic officials: Fiscal 'cliff' deal reached
New Haven Register
President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks about the fiscal cliff, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in the South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington. The president said it appears that an agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff is "in sight," but

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Posted on 22 March 2014 | 8:26 am

Fiscal Cliff – Yahoo News Search Results

‘Fiscal cliff’ could hit homeowners hard

WASHINGTON — With the House and Senate back on Capitol Hill for the lame-duck session, preliminary negotiations aimed at keeping the country from careening off the “fiscal cliff” began in earnest this past week. The macro issues — how to reduce federal spending and how to raise federal revenues — are getting the bulk of the attention. But buried away in the discussions are bread-and-butter …

Posted on 14 April 2014 | 9:35 pm

Maple Valley ponders future and potential fiscal cliff

The Maple Valley City Council and city staff are pondering the city’s own version of a fiscal cliff as talks about the Comprehensive Plan and the city’s future ramp up this month.

Posted on 12 April 2014 | 12:38 am

Ending the highway construction crisis

Key senators offered announced an outline of a new measure that would pour an additional $16 billion a year into the Highway Trust Fund.

Posted on 11 April 2014 | 4:31 pm

A Glimmer of Hope for Ending Highway Construction Crisis

Yet, it has received scant attention from Congress, at least until now. The federal highway trust fund that finances more than $50 billion annually in highway and bridge construction is running out of cash and will be bankrupt by late July or early August, at the height of the construction season, according to Department of Transportation (DOT) projections. Things could get much worse if …

Posted on 11 April 2014 | 10:15 am

GovBeat: Rebounding economy fills state coffers with record tax revenues

Tax revenue is hitting record levels as states rebound from the recession.

Posted on 10 April 2014 | 10:00 am

The Tax Burden for Small Business Is Getting Worse

This time of year is dreaded by small businesses – a time when many companies and individuals are finalizing their tax returns. Because of the “fiscal cliff” deal in January of 2013, when President Obama called for higher taxes, rates are higher for individuals at higher income levels. According to the National Federation of Independent Business, 75 percent of businesses are pass-through …

Posted on 9 April 2014 | 4:00 pm

Boehner presents 2 choices to Republicans

US House Speaker John Boehner presented two choices to his fellow Republicans. He said an amendment …

Posted on 8 April 2014 | 5:43 pm

Stanford economist warns of Japanese fiscal crisis

A Stanford expert argues that Japan's fiscal situation is not sustainable due to its escalating government debt. He suggests that tax increases of 13 percent – or budget cuts of the same rate – would ensure stability for the future.

Posted on 28 March 2014 | 9:15 pm

SEIU Healthcare Illinois Praises Governor Quinn for Fighting to Protect Working Families and Reduce Income Inequality

CHICAGO, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Governor Pat Quinn gave his annual budget address to the legislature today and released his fiscal year 2014-15 budget. The Governor proposed a budget that provides hope for working families by maintaining the state's 5% income tax rate to prevent Illinois from falling over the fiscal cliff.  SEIU HCII is praising the Governor Quinn's budget …

Posted on 26 March 2014 | 5:52 pm

Sonic Reports Strong Second Fiscal Quarter Results

Sonic Corp. , the nation's largest chain of drive-in restaurants, today announced results for the second fiscal quarter ended February 28, 2014.

Posted on 24 March 2014 | 8:05 pm