Is Kind Kind On Taxes?
He says the Middle Class Tax Relief Act of 2010 is a critical step in providing economic security and stability for millions of Americans.
For all families and small businesses making less than $250 thousand a year, the bill permanently extends the 2001/2003 tax cuts, including current tax rates. The bill also permanently extends small business expensing, allowing businesses the ability to grow and create jobs.
Kind Votes For Bennies
The Wisconsin State AFL-CIO, working families and a local legislator are calling on Congress to, again, approve a one year emergency extension of unemployment insurance.
Never before has Congress allowed unemployment insurance to expire when so many people are looking for work but unable to find jobs. But instead of focusing on working families, the newly-elected GOP Congress is pushing to pass tax cuts for millionaires by extending the Bush tax cuts for those making over $250 thousand.
Representative Ron Kind voted to allow the extension of benefits.....which failed to pass last week......he also voted to voted to permanently extend tax cuts for middle-income families and small businesses
Collins Sign Company Sold
Old family company. Big property taxpayer. Sometimes contentious relationship with the city of La Crosse. Collins Outdoor Advertising has been all of that. It is also now part of different company. Collins has been sold this week to Olympus Media, an Atlanta-based billboard company and one of the largest in the US. Collins has been a fixture in La Crosse since early in the 19th century and has managed to flourish despite movements to limit billboard signs in communities, including La Crosse. Most recently, Collins has been at loggerheads with the city over a condemnation of a sign on Copeland avenue.
Bring On The Snow
The State of Wisconsin is monitoring the first winter storm of the season that will hit southern Wisconsin tonight. The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories from Eau Claire to the Milwaukee area.
The storm system is expected to move into the state by late afternoon and will continue thru Saturday afternoon. Forecasters are expecting 4-6 inches of snow.
Motorists should be prepared to adjust travel plans and take extra precautions. The snow will impact travel Friday evening through Saturday morning. Current winter road conditions are available at www.511wi.gov or call 511.
Unemployment Bennies Not Extended
Federal jobless benefits expired yesterday after a failed attempt in the Senate to extend benefits for a year. Representative Scott Brown of Massachusetts blocked the vote on the measure because it wasn't paid for.
So what does that mean for over 44 thousand Wisconsinites? A horrible, terrible Christmas, according to Wisconsin State AFL-CIO President Phil Neuenfeldt.
He says that congress should pay for unemployment insurance and not tax cuts for the rich and that unemployment insurance creates jobs and does not add to the deficit.