Senate approves fiscal cliff deal

(KTSF)

The Senate overwhelmingly approved a fiscal cliff deal early Tuesday.

The proposal passed in an 89 to eight vote.

The Senate package would keep the expiring Bush-era tax cuts in place for individuals earning less than 400-thousand or couples making less than 450-thousand.

And unemployment insurance would be extended for a year for some two-million people.

The legislation now heads to the House for final approval.

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