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Crunching the numbers of the 2013 tax increases

The prospect of the American economy careening off a cliff overshadowed a tax increase that takes effect immediately, rich or not.

Wednesday - 01/02/2013, 04:49am EST

Tags: taxes, andrew mollenbeck

'Fiscal cliff' could hurt local economy, education

Without a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff," local leaders expect the D.C. area to take a major financial hit.

Friday - 12/28/2012, 10:53am EST

Tags: andrew mollenbeck, Mayor Vincent Gray

Wealthy tend to favor raised taxes

As the clock ticks toward a Jan. 1 deadline for going over the "fiscal cliff," most wealthy people want to be taxed more, according to a new poll.

Wednesday - 12/26/2012, 05:55am EST

Tags: veronica robinson,

'Debt ceiling roulette': Sen. Warner sounds off on 'cliff' deal

With time growing short and the prospects of a "fiscal cliff" plunge dead ahead, legislators are scrambling to find a deal. But Virginia Sen. Mark Warner says when they do, it won't be a one-sided offering from either party.

Friday - 12/21/2012, 06:12pm EST

Tags: Sen. Mark Warner,


'Fiscal cliff' clouds budget process in Maryland

Maryland's revenue projections are better than they've been in years. The state is on the verge of wiping out what was once a $2 billion budget deficit through cuts and tax increases, and it's on track to reap financial benefits in future years from full-fledged casino gambling.

Monday - 12/17/2012, 11:12am EST


Caroling protesters target 'fiscal cliff' cuts (Video)

A group of people protesting the the impending mandatory budget cuts that are part of the coming "fiscal cliff" got into the holiday spirit, by caroling their discontent.

Monday - 12/10/2012, 04:38pm EST

Tags: Mark Warner, Progress Virginia, carols, protest, Tysons Corner


WTOP Beltway Poll: Most think 'fiscal cliff' would hurt region's economy

A majority of people in the D.C. metro area think a failure to avert the "fiscal cliff" will negatively affect the local economy, but many don't believe it will hurt them personally, a new WTOP Beltway Poll finds.

Monday - 12/10/2012, 01:50pm EST

Tags: wtop beltway poll, Hank Silverberg,

Health care law brings tax increase regardless of 'fiscal cliff'

Even if the White House and lawmakers compromise and avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff," some Americans are going to see their taxes go up.

Monday - 12/10/2012, 08:05am EST

Tags: Jeanne Meserve, Affordable Care Act, health care law, taxes

WTOP Beltway Poll: Area residents have faith 'fiscal cliff' will be averted

Most Washington area residents believe the White House and Republicans in Congress will reach an agreement to avert the fiscal cliff, but they strongly want lawmakers to compromise, according to a new WTOP Beltway Poll.

Friday - 12/07/2012, 12:51pm EST

Tags: wtop beltway poll, heart + mind strategies


Md. families would see 'huge' tax increase without deal

"Maryland is really the No. 1 affected state in the nation when it comes to paying higher taxes if we go off the cliff," says Scott Hodge, president of the Tax Foundation, a non-partisan tax research group that crunched the numbers.

Monday - 12/03/2012, 10:20am EST

Tags: Scott Hodge, Tax Foundation, Colleen Kelleher

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