Government Shutdown

3:30 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Government Shutdown Delays 2014 Tax Filing Season

If you’re used to filing your taxes early in the new year, you’re going to have to wait.

Not only did the 16-day government shutdown delay almost $4 billion in tax refunds — it’s delaying the 2014 tax filing season.

The Internal Revenue Service announced that the 2014 tax filing season will begin Jan. 31.

“It’s about ten days later than we had originally planned to start out and that’s due to the government shutdown that lasted for a couple of weeks … early to mid-October time frame,” said IRS spokeswoman Jennifer Jenkins.

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Government & Politics
2:18 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Pittsburgh Groups Tell Congress 'Enough Already,' Push for Federal Government to Reopen

Members of advocacy groups including Organizing for Action and Keystone Progress are asking Pennsylvania’s Republican Congressional representatives to halt efforts to defund the Affordable Care Act and move to re-open the federal government.

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Debt Ceiling Debate
3:16 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Three Days Before Default: Things Get Messy

Congress is working through Columbus Day in hope of reaching a deal on the debt ceiling before the Treasury runs out of money on Thursday.

Over the weekend, Senate Democrats dismissed a compromise proposal by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va) that would have funded the government through March at current levels, raised the debt limit through Jan. 31, delayed a tax on medical device manufacturers and established income verification for people receiving subsidies to buy health insurance.

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Government Shutdown
3:14 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Sen. Casey Says Shutdown is 'More Likely Than Not'

As a possible government shutdown inches closer to reality, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) is hoping a last-minute resolution can avert the crisis.

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