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WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- There appears to be some optimism that lawmakers can reach an agreement to keep the country from going over the so-called fiscal cliff.
President Barack Obama met with congressional leaders at the White House on Friday and says he's optimistic they can reach an agreement.
If they don't, a combination of automatic tax hikes and deep spending cuts will take effect.
The president said that would be a setback for middle class families and our economy.
"Economists, business leaders all think that we're poised to grow in 2013 as long as politics in Washington don't get in the way of America's progress. So we've got to get this done," said Obama.
If Congress can't reach a deal, the president called for lawmakers to vote on a basic package that would preserve tax cuts for middle class Americans and extend long-term unemployment benefits.
Senate leaders say they hope to reach a deal that could be presented to lawmakers by Sunday. Under a timetable sketched by congressional aides, any agreement would first go to the Senate for a vote. The House would then be asked to vote, possibly as late as Jan. 2, the final full day before a new Congress takes office.
Eau Claire (WQOW) - Eau Claire Police say a body has been pulled out of the Chippewa River. Police say canoeists spotted what they believed was a body on Monday not far from the Short Street Bridge. TheMore >>
The UW-Eau Claire Police Department has informed me that the body of David Patrick Rodgers was recovered Monday evening from the Chippewa River.More >>
Dunn County (WQOW) - A Pennsylvania truck driver has been fined for what he said at a Menomonie convenience store last month. Steve Eliou was accused of telling others in the store the Army fuel tankerMore >>
A Pennsylvania truck driver has been fined for what he said at a Menomonie convenience store last month.More >>
Chippewa Falls (WQOW) - It wasn't an eleventh hour decision in Chippewa Falls Tuesday night... Instead, it was a 12th. A contract was approved Tuesday night between the police department and city councilMore >>
A contract was approved Tuesday night between the police department and city council to change officer hours from eight a day to twelve.More >>
Eau Claire County (WQOW)- Murder charges were filed today against an Altoona man accused of killing his girlfriend last week in the home they shared. 41-year-old Ying Xiong was charged Tuesday with firstMore >>
Murder charges were filed today against an Altoona man accused of killing his girlfriend last week in the home they shared.More >>
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