WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has passed a bill to extend middle-class tax cuts while letting those for the wealthy expire, even as talks continue on extending the cuts for everyone.
The bill is a political maneuver to satisfy Democratic supporters who oppose extending tax cuts for the wealthy. Even if the bill passes the House, it has no chance in the Senate, where Democrats need Republican support to pass a tax bill.
Sweeping tax cuts enacted under former President George W. Bush expire at the end of the year. A small bipartisan group of lawmakers and Obama administration officials continued negotiating Thursday on a deal that could extend all the tax cuts, at least temporarily.
The House passed the Democratic bill by a vote of 234 to 188.
Columbus Police have confirmed that one man has died following a shooting incident at an 8th Avenue apartment complex.More >>
"I had patients at Midtown Medical Center who told us they originally selected a plan where they thought Columbus Midtown would be their in network facility only to learn that their actual in network facility was many, many miles away," said Vice President of Operations Aspirion Health Resources, Suzie Bryan. Bryan said it's situations such as these which pose problems with the current Obamacare in place. “It's been financially difficult for hospitals."More >>
Auburn university students are reacting to a concealed carry legislation that could impact sec football and other sports.More >>
If you're looking to sit down with a good book over the weekend, head to the Phenix City-Russell County Public Library.More >>
Thousands of fans who have watched the giraffe's livecam feed for over a month were startled when the feed went down temporarily Friday evening, leaving social media commenters to ask one another whether the giraffe had given birth during that time. She had not.More >>
Thousands of fans who have watched the April's livecam feed for over a month were startled when the feed went down temporarily Friday evening, leaving social media commenters to ask one another whether the giraffe had given birth during that time. She had not.More >>
The North Charleston man who pleaded guilty to the abuse of a dog that has since become an ambassador for the humane treatment of animals has received a sentence of five years.More >>
A father and her daughter said the girl was selling water-filled balloons at school but school officials say they are sex toys.More >>