Fiscal Cliff Notes

    3 days remaining for parents, students to claim tax deductions

    8:53 PM, Dec 28, 2013

    Three days remain for parents and students to claim tuition and fees as a deductible on tax returns.

    Payroll tax hike may shrink your paycheck

    8:09 PM, Jan 11, 2013

    A lot of you got your first paycheck of 2013 Friday, and it will be the last one you get since the last minute fiscal cliff deal.

    How the 'fiscal cliff' will affect your paycheck

    6:02 PM, Jan 2, 2013

    Jim Williams with Arkansas Select Tax Service says the payroll tax deductions will affect paychecks in 2013.

    We missed the fiscal cliff, what does that mean for us?

    1:34 PM, Jan 2, 2013

    Now that Congress has rescued us from the fiscal cliff, what does the deal that was reached mean for Americans?

    House gives final passage to fiscal cliff bill

    10:29 PM, Jan 1, 2013

    The bill will avoid, for now, the major tax increases and spending cuts that had been scheduled to take effect with the new year.

    GOP leader Cantor opposes Senate 'cliff' bill

    3:41 PM, Jan 1, 2013

    The No. 2 Republican in the House leadership says he opposes a Senate-passed measure to avert the so-called fiscal cliff.

    Dems want House vote on Senate-passed 'cliff' deal

    3:33 PM, Jan 1, 2013

    House Democratic leaders are pressing Speaker John Boehner to let the House vote on the Senate-approved bipartisan compromise that would avert much of the impact of the so-called fiscal cliff.

    Pryor, Boozman praise bipartisan fiscal cliff deal

    2:22 PM, Jan 1, 2013

    Both Arkansas senators voted in favor of legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff of across-the-board tax increases and major spending cuts to the Pentagon and domestic agencies.

    Sen. Pryor releases statement on Fiscal Cliff agreement

    12:11 PM, Jan 1, 2013

    Following the final-hour agreement over the looming fiscal cliff, Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor released the following statement on Tuesday.

    Sen. Boozman applauds Senate passage of tax relief

    12:06 PM, Jan 1, 2013

    On New Year's Day, U.S. Senator John Boozman hailed the Senate passage of legislation, which he says protects Arkansas families and small businesses from a tax hike.

    Pres. Obama's statement on fiscal cliff agreement

    10:24 AM, Jan 1, 2013

    President Barack Obama released the following statement on New Year's Day regarding the fiscal cliff agreement which was passed late Monday.

    Details of tentative deal averting 'fiscal cliff'

    9:43 PM, Dec 31, 2012

    Highlights of a tentative agreement Monday between the White House and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., aimed at averting wide tax increases and budget cuts scheduled to take effect in the new year.

    House won't vote before midnight on 'fiscal cliff' deal

    5:27 PM, Dec 31, 2012

    The House will miss the midnight Monday deadline lawmakers set for voting to avoid the "fiscal cliff."

    President Obama: Agreement on fiscal cliff "in sight"

    1:11 PM, Dec 31, 2012

    President Barack Obama says it appears that an agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff is "in sight," but says it's not yet complete and work continues.

    Senate leaders offer dour take on 'cliff' talks

    3:15 PM, Dec 30, 2012

    The public exchange between the top negotiators on averting the so-called fiscal cliff injected a note of pessimism little more than 24 hours before taxes are set to go up.

    Deal reached for stopping spike in milk prices

    3:05 PM, Dec 30, 2012

    The top leaders in both parties on the House and Senate Agriculture committees have agreed to a one-year extension of the 2008 farm bill that expired in October, a move that would head off a possible doubling of milk prices next month.

    Stocks open lower as US budget deadline nears

    8:47 AM, Dec 28, 2012

    Stocks are falling again on Wall Street as Washington leaders blame each other for an impasse over the budget that seems less and less likely to be resolved before a year-end deadline.

    No deal in sight as deadline for fiscal deal nears

    5:33 AM, Dec 27, 2012

    Lawmakers are engaged in a playground game of "who goes first," daring each other to let the year end without avoiding a Jan. 1 confluence of higher taxes and deep spending cuts.

    Oil rises on housing data, 'fiscal cliff' talks

    11:39 AM, Dec 26, 2012

    The price of oil is rising sharply on higher U.S. home prices and hopes of a budget deal in Washington.

    Lawmakers see 'fiscal cliff' deal as elusive

    6:51 AM, Dec 24, 2012

    With anxiety rising as the country lurches towards a "fiscal cliff," lawmakers are increasingly skeptical about a possible deal and some predict the best possibility would be a small-scale patch because time is running out before the yearend deadline.

    Frustrations build as fiscal cliff stalls once again

    11:45 AM, Dec 13, 2012

    Fiscal cliff negotiations between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner appear to be at a standstill. The leaders did not speak yesterday and no meetings are scheduled for today.

    What is the fiscal cliff?

    7:13 AM, Dec 11, 2012

    President Obama and Congress have just three weeks left to find a way to walk the country back from the looming fiscal cliff.

    President Obama and John Boehner discuss fiscal cliff

    3:59 PM, Dec 9, 2012

    Administration officials say President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner met at the White House Sunday, December 9, to discuss the impending "fiscal cliff."

    Fiscal cliff ads pick up where campaign stopped

    3:43 PM, Dec 7, 2012

    Debate over the "fiscal cliff" has money pouring into television, print, radio and online ads, picking up where the wall-to-wall election campaign left off.

    School districts await budget approval

    6:15 PM, Dec 5, 2012

    School districts are waiting for congressional approval to set their budgets.

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