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  • Livingston voters to decide on library tax

    September 21, 2013 11:10 AM

    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - Voters in Livingston Parish will be asked to renew a property tax dedicated to the parish library system in a ballot measure set for April 2014. Bond attorney Jim Ryan told the Parish Council that the 10-mill property tax would be renewed for 10 years if... more »
  • Boehner: No decision on accepting 'cliff' pact

    December 31, 2012 10:51 PM

    WASHINGTON - House Speaker John Boehner and his leadership team say they need to review a Senate pact that would increase taxes on incomes exceeding $400,000 before deciding to schedule a vote on the measure or try to change it. In a joint statement late Monday, House GOP leaders promised... more »
  • Deal reached on fiscal cliff

    December 31, 2012 8:32 PM

    WASHINGTON- The Associated Press reported late Monday evening, a deal was reached on taxes and other items involved in the so-called "fiscal cliff." The AP sites a Democratic aid. The report said the White House and the GOP reached a deal. Further details have not been released.... more »
  • House won't vote before midnight on 'cliff' deal

    December 31, 2012 3:21 PM

    WASHINGTON - The House will miss the midnight Monday deadline lawmakers set for voting to avoid the "fiscal cliff." House Republicans notified lawmakers that the chamber will vote Monday evening on other bills. They say that will be their only votes of the day. President Barack Obama and Senate Republican... more »
  • No vote in DC on taxes, fiscal cliff

    December 20, 2012 11:04 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Unable to round up enough support, House Republicans abruptly put off a vote Thursday night on legislation allowing tax rates to rise for households earning $1 million and up, complicating attempts to avoid a year-end fiscal cliff that threatens to send the economy into recession. In a... more »
  • Congress faces agenda of unfinished business

    November 12, 2012 2:36 PM

    WASHINGTON - Congress returns Tuesday to a crowded agenda of unfinished business overshadowed by the urgent need for President Barack Obama and lawmakers to avert the economic double hit of tax increases and automatic spending cuts. One week after the elections, Republicans and Democrats face a daunting task in a... more »
  • Boehner says debt limit should be part of talks

    November 9, 2012 10:54 AM

    WASHINGTON - House Speaker John Boehner says any deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff should include lower tax rates, eliminating special interest loopholes and revising the tax code. Speaking to reporters Friday, the Ohio Republican insisted that changing the tax code and making it more efficient would lead to... more »
  • Obama pitches tax cuts as pocketbook issue in Ohio

    August 1, 2012 3:22 PM

    MANSFIELD, Ohio - President Barack Obama says Republican Mitt Romney's economic plan would give tax cuts to the richest people in America at the expense of popular tax breaks for most everyone else. On a campaign trip in Ohio, Obama said Wednesday that Romney's tax proposal would force many people... more »
  • Teachers could see smaller 13th check

    March 15, 2010 6:04 AM

    Teachers in Ouachita and Monroe City Schools could see less money in their extra paychecks at the end of the school year. That's because of decreased sales tax collections. Ouachita Parish business manager says it looks like teachers would receive about $200-$300 less this year than last. In previous... more »

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