Tax Hikes

FILE -- Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (credit: Getty Images)

Astorino: No Tax Hikes, Layoffs In 2015 Westchester County Budget

Westchester County has approved a 2015 budget plan, with a modest spending increase and no hike in the tax levy.

12/09/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at a news briefing during the Republican Governors Association's quarterly meeting on May 21, 2014 in New York City.  Appearing with Christie was South Carolina Gov. Nikki R. Haley, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. As Christie continues to move towards a potential 2016 presidential campaign, the ongoing bridge scandal and a New Jersey budget deficit threaten to undermine any campaign if he were to join the race.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Protesters Crash Christie Town Hall Meeting After He Passes Budget, Vetoes Tax Hikes

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was interrupted several times Tuesday, as he defended his veto of a series of tax hikes to fund the state employee pension system.

07/01/2014

Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio speaks to supporters after winning on Nov. 5, 2013. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

De Blasio: Landslide Win Is ‘Clear Mandate’ For Education Reform

Bill de Blasio says his landslide in this month’s New York City mayoral election entitles him to support from Albany to enact sweeping reforms to the city’s schools.

11/25/2013

President Barack Obama (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal Reached With GOP Senate Leaders

The White House has reached an agreement with Senate Republican leaders on a deal prevent the “fiscal cliff,” CBS News has learned.

12/31/2012

U.S. Capitol - Washington, DC - Aug 1, 2011 (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

No Fiscal Cliff Deal In Sight Sunday Night On Capitol Hill

A deal on Capitol Hill to avert the so-called fiscal cliff was proving elusive Sunday, as a deadline to avert tax hikes on virtually every American worker and block sweeping spending cuts set to strike the Pentagon and other federal agencies grew perilously near.

12/30/2012

House Speaker John Boehner, left, and President Barack Obama (credit: Getty Images)

‘Fiscal Cliff’ Quickly Closing In And Washington Lawmakers Nowhere To Be Found

President Barack Obama was to return to Washington on Thursday after cutting short his Christmas vacation in Hawaii. The Senate will be in session. But so far the House of Representatives has no plans to meet.

12/26/2012

U.S. Capitol - Washington, DC - Aug 1, 2011 (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Looming Fiscal Cliff Leaves Many Confused, Concerned

Even as the country barrels toward the fiscal cliff, there was much confusion about what exactly lies ahead – both for regular people and the country as a whole.

12/02/2012

Connecticut State Capitol - Hartford, CT - File / Photo: Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.

Connecticut House Takes Up Tax Hike Budget Passed By Senate

The $40.1 billion budget attempts to tackle the state’s deficit with a combination of cuts, labor savings and wide-ranging tax hikes.

05/03/2011