A Dec. 31, 2012, deadline looms for Congress on a number of significant financial issues.
- Ben Gross
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Now that the election is over, the most prominent problem facing the U.S. government is the “fiscal cliff.” You may have heard or seen the term in recent media coverage, but what, exactly, does “fiscal cliff” mean? If Congress fails to act, on Jan. 1, 2013, a number of financial policies will either expire or initiate, including $7 trillion worth of tax increases and spending cuts over the next 10 years. Some of the agencies and programs affected include: Defense cuts, air travel safety and food inspection cuts, income tax rates, the estate tax, marriage penalty relief, child tax credit, the alternative minimum tax, a drop in Medicare reimbursements, small business tax breaks and more. How do you feel about the country potentially going …
The county's public school system is looking for feedback on school boundaries this week.
With the county looking at redistricting and issues with overcrowding at some Prince George's County Public Schools, the school administration is looking for feedback from parents, residents and community officials at three public forums scheduled this week. According to the county schools, topics will include addressing specific boundary concerns at Kingsford, Highland Park, Yorktown and Baden elementary schools, shifting sixth grade into middle schools, changing boundaries for speciality programs and creating a system in which all students in a neighborhood attend the same schools. The first meeting will be tonight, Oct. 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Central High School at 200 Cabin Branch Road in Capitol Heights. Two other forums will…