fiscal cliff http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. GOP Divided Over Fiscal Cliff Deal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-gop-divided-over-fiscal-cliff-deal <p>Congress may have passed a deal to avert the self-inflicted “fiscal cliff” crisis Tuesday night, but you might want to hold off on celebrating. Another gridlock could be here in a couple of months.</p><p>Missouri lawmakers were divided on the deal. Missouri’s Democrats joined Republican Senator Roy Blunt and Representatives Blaine Luetkemeyer and Jo Ann Emerson in voting in favor of the bill.</p><p><em>Below you can see how Missouri's representatives voted. Both Senator Blunt and McCaskill voted in favor of the deal.</em></p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 22:50:38 +0000 Chris McDaniel 7949 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. GOP Divided Over Fiscal Cliff Deal Update On Fiscal Cliff Negotiations http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/update-fiscal-cliff-negotiations <p>On this last day of 2012, Congress and the President have yet to reach a deal about how to avert going over the fiscal cliff.</p><p>Host Don Marsh talked with <em>St. Louis Beacon</em> Washington D.C. Correspondent Rob Koenig for a brief conversation about the latest news on the negotiations.</p><p></p> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 20:15:20 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 7881 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Update On Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Blunt: Democrats To Blame If Country Goes Over The Cliff http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blunt-democrats-blame-if-country-goes-over-cliff <p>Missouri Republican Senator Roy Blunt says if the country goes over the fiscal cliff, Democrats will be to blame.</p><p>Blunt and his Congressional colleagues will convene later today in a last-ditch attempt to avoid the automatic tax hikes and spending cuts that would take effect Tuesday.</p><p>In this week's <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/gopweeklyaddress">GOP radio address</a>, Blunt says the Republican-led House, has already taken passed legislation that would extend the Bush-era tax cuts and make what he called more responsible reductions in spending</p> Sun, 30 Dec 2012 13:14:26 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 7850 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Blunt: Democrats To Blame If Country Goes Over The Cliff President Obama Makes Statement On Fiscal Cliff Talks http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/president-obama-makes-statement-fiscal-cliff-talks <p><em>This event has concluded. Thank you for joining us for this earlier event.&nbsp;</em></p><p>President Obama made a statement this evening following <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/12/28/168211996/obama-congressional-leaders-to-discuss-deal-to-avoid-fiscal-cliff">his discussion today</a> with congressional leaders about the so-called "fiscal cliff."</p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 22:38:49 +0000 Kelsey Proud 7825 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org President Obama Makes Statement On Fiscal Cliff Talks Obama, Congressional Leaders To Discuss Deal To Avoid 'Fiscal Cliff' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/obama-congressional-leaders-discuss-deal-avoid-fiscal-cliff Days before a budget crisis deadline will hit the U.S. economy, President Obama says, "I'm optimistic we may still be able to reach an agreement that can pass both houses in time."<p>The details of that agreement, which could avert automatic spending cuts and tax increases that are set to take effect on Jan. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 19:48:57 +0000 Bill Chappell 7816 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Obama, Congressional Leaders To Discuss Deal To Avoid 'Fiscal Cliff' Understanding The 'Milk Cliff' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/understanding-milk-cliff You've heard of the "<a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/09/19/161427078/the-fiscal-cliff-in-three-and-a-half-graphics">fiscal cliff</a>," but have you heard of the milk cliff"?<p>If Congress doesn't take action in the next four days, milk prices could shoot up dramatically.<p><strong>Here's why:</strong><p>The farm bill contains something called the <a href="http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/newsReleases?area=newsroom&subject=landing&topic=pfs&newstype=prfactsheet&type=detail&item=pf_20110804_dppsp_en_mpsp.html">Dairy Product Price Support Program</a>. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 19:27:44 +0000 7814 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Understanding The 'Milk Cliff' Fiscal Cliff Fallout Could Push Illinois Into Recession, Topinka Says http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fiscal-cliff-fallout-could-push-illinois-recession-topinka-says <P>Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka estimates a $1 billion impact on the state budget if automatic federal spending cuts and tax increases take effect.</P> <P>Topinka sent out a release Friday detailing the impact on the Illinois budget if Congress and President Barack Obama don't prevent the federal government from going over the fiscal cliff. Topinka says the fallout from the fiscal cliff could push Illinois into recession. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 17:52:33 +0000 The Associated Press 7810 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Fiscal Cliff Fallout Could Push Illinois Into Recession, Topinka Says President Obama On Fiscal Cliff http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/president-obama-fiscal-cliff <p><em>This live event has concluded. Thanks for joining us.</em></p><p>After failing to get his party in line, Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner abandoned his plan for avoiding the fiscal cliff.</p><p>Instead, a decision will have to come from the Senate. President Barack Obama met with Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Friday afternoon and is set to address the public shortly.</p><p>You can watch it live here:</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 21:58:33 +0000 Chris McDaniel 7604 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org President Obama On Fiscal Cliff Ongoing Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Impact Year-End Tax Considerations http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ongoing-fiscal-cliff-negotiations-impact-year-end-tax-considerations <p>It’s said that one of the certainties in life is taxes.&nbsp; However, taxes for 2012 are to some degree, uncertain because of ongoing negotiations over the so-called fiscal cliff.</p><p>Host Don Marsh talked with tax expert Lance Weiss, C.P.A., of SFW Partners, LLC about end-of-year tax preparations and what can be done to minimize the amount owed on federal and state income tax returns due in April.</p><p></p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 23:31:50 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 7500 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ongoing Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Impact Year-End Tax Considerations Update on Mo. And Ill. Congressional Delegations, Fiscal Cliff http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/update-mo-and-ill-congressional-delegations-fiscal-cliff <p>Going over the so-called fiscal cliff is the major talk in Washington D.C. though the Missouri and Illinois delegations are dealing with other issues as well.</p><p>Host Don Marsh talked with <em>St. Louis Beacon</em> Washington D.C. Correspondent Rob Koenig about the latest news from the nation’s capital, including the fiscal cliff.</p><p></p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 21:32:43 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh & Don Marsh 7302 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Update on Mo. And Ill. Congressional Delegations, Fiscal Cliff