McConnell Predicts Bipartisan Support for GOP Payroll Tax Cut Plan

Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., predicted a plan to extend the payroll tax cut for workers will receive significant bipartisan support. The Republican leader was a cheerleader for the GOP plan unveiled in the House on Friday, which has tied the tax relief to the controversial Keystone pipeline approval. […]

Overtime Investigation, Daeschner’s Contract Not Renewed, FDA Ban on Blood Donations from Gay Men, Congress Debates Payroll Tax: Today on State of the News

Mayor Greg Fischer called for an investigation into the city’s use of overtime pay, and MSHA finished its investigation of Upper Big Branch and found assey to blame. We’ll recap and analyse this week’s metro news with the WFPL news staff. News and Tribune editor Shea Van Hoy joins WFPL’s Devin Katayama to talk about […]

McConnell Backhands Fellow Republicans Millionaire Tax Increase Bill

During a press conference Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., took jabs at a fellow GOP lawmaker for introducing a bill that raises taxes on wealthy Americans to extend the payroll tax cuts. The bipartisan legislation is co-sponsored by Sens. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Susan Collins, R-Me., and would put higher taxes on millionaires […]

Yarmuth Rips GOP Over Payroll Tax Cuts

Speaking on the House floor Wednesday in support of extending the payroll tax cuts, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., criticized Republicans, claiming they are putting wealthier Americans over working families. The current payroll rate is set to expire January 1, which would end the relief for about 160 million Americans. “Republicans are putting more and […]

McConnell: GOP Supports Extending Payroll Tax Cuts

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has reiterated GOP lawmakers’ support for extending the payroll tax cut for another year, but Kentucky’s senior Senator says his party will oppose any hikes on wealthier Americans. The Senate is expected to vote Thursday on a measure that would extend the cuts passed last year. The Democratic-sponsored bill […]