fiscal cliff

Politics
1:06 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Louisiana Delegation Split on Fiscal Cliff Vote

Louisiana's delegation was divided as Congress agreed to a compromise to avert the so-called "fiscal cliff" of middle-class tax increases and spending cuts.

While Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu and Republican Sen. David Vitter supported the legislation, most of the state's U.S. House delegation opposed it.

Democratic Rep. Cedric Richmond and Republican Rep. Rodney Alexander voted Tuesday night for the bill sent to President Barack Obama, amid concerns that without a deal, the tax increases and spending cuts could send the nation's economy back into recession.

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Politics
1:55 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

LISTEN LIVE: Fiscal Cliff Special Coverage

Listen to live special coverage from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. of talks between President Obama and congressional leaders regarding impending automatic spending cuts and tax increases.

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