fiscal cliff http://northernpublicradio.org en House Members: Sequestration Hits Home http://northernpublicradio.org/post/house-members-sequestration-hits-home <p></p><p>Members of Congress are back home instead of trying to work out a plan to avoid massive across-the-board cuts scheduled to take effect March 1<sup>st</sup>. Many are using the opportunity to show how sequestration will hurt the people who live and work in their districts.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 11:21:31 +0000 Susan Stephens 25739 at http://northernpublicradio.org House Members: Sequestration Hits Home Fiscal Cliff Vote Breakdown: Illinois Congressional Delegation http://northernpublicradio.org/post/fiscal-cliff-vote-breakdown-illinois-congressional-delegation <p><span id="yui_3_7_2_1_1357207422599_5371" style="color:black;">All the Democrats in Illinois’ congressional delegation voted for the deal to avert the fiscal cliff. </span><span id="yui_3_7_2_1_1357207422599_5372" style="color:black;">But Republicans were split.</span> The <span id="yui_3_7_2_1_1357207422599_6708" style="color:black;">deal means income taxes for most Americans will stay put - though a person making more than $400,000 a year will see an increase. </span><span id="yui_3_7_2_1_1357207422599_6729" style="color:black;">Lawmakers also avoided deep automatic spending cuts</span><span id="yui_3_7_2_1_1357207422599_6707" style="color:black;">...by delaying them for two months.</span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 11:08:43 +0000 WNIJ 23520 at http://northernpublicradio.org Fiscal Cliff Vote Breakdown: Illinois Congressional Delegation