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'Fiscal Cliff' A Major Concern for D.C. Officials

 D.C. would suffer more than any other in the United States from a cut in government spending caused by a fall off the 'fiscal cliff.'

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Maryland Legislature Pushes Campaign Finance Reform

A legislative panel is pushing for major reforms to the state's campaign finance laws so that voters have more information when they head to the polls.

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Holmes To Lobby For District Vote On D.C. Budget

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton wants to have the ability to vote on D.C.'s budget.


Federal Government Prepares For Uncertain Landing After 'Fiscal Cliff'

If Congress and the president can't reach a deal, budget cuts will go into effect next week. But most agencies won't be hit right away. The biggest planning headaches seem to be for payroll companies and others who deal with taxes — as they wait to see if automatic increases happen Jan. 1.

With Fiscal Cliff Looming, Washington Scrambles For Deal

Audie Cornish talks with NPR's David Welna about the latest on negations to avert the so-called fiscal cliff.

With Clock Ticking, 'Fiscal Cliff ' Looms Ever-Closer

Just five days remain for the government to reach an agreement to avoid the tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect Jan. 1, 2013. Many analysts now say the deadline is unlikely to be met. NPR's Ron Elving explains the looming deadline and the possible ramifications of going over the fiscal cliff.

5 Days Left To Avoid 'Fiscal Cliff" Extremes

President Obama returns to Washington Thursday as do members of the U.S. Senate. They're cutting holiday plans short in hopes of coming up with a deal to avoid the tax hikes and budget cuts set to take effect on Jan. 1.