They are the largest across-the-board federal spending cuts in history. President Obama signed the order setting them into motion Friday night. Now, some local congressmen are weighing in.
For all the commotion — some would say insanity — that Washington created over the fiscal cliff these last few weeks, you’d think final approval of a bill late Tuesday night to avoid the cliff would mark lots of changes in tax rates for average Americans. Not so.
All it needs now is the President’s signature. Late Tuesday night, the House of Representatives approved a bill to avert the Fiscal Cliff.
Gov. Tom Corbett promised that he would not raise taxes when he campaigned to replace Ed Rendell in Harrisburg. For the second straight year, his budget keeps that promise, but it is not without some pain.
Gov. Tom Corbett presented his first budget Tuesday morning since taking office. With a multi-billion dollar budget deficit, he is proposing some very deep spending cuts.