Thursday, January 29, 2009

Senate Finance Committee Approves Tax Cuts in 14-9 Vote

From MarketWatch:

A Senate committee approved $342 billion in tax cuts on Tuesday as part of a larger plan to stimulate the economy. The Senate Finance Committee voted 14 to 9 to approve the legislation after amending the original proposal to make sure middle-class taxpayers aren't hit by the alternative minimum tax this year. All Republicans on the committee opposed the package except for Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Me, according to Dow Jones Newswires. The bill includes a $500 individual tax credit, tax breaks for businesses to hire workers and buy equipment, and tax incentives for energy efficiency.

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