by Peter Urban | Mar 12, 2019 2:42pm
Posted to: Aging | Congress | 1st CD | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Social Security
WASHINGTON — For Lottie Prushinski of Southington, Connecticut her monthly Social Security check has allowed her to live with “dignity and financial independence,” said AARP Board Chair Joan Ruff, who testified Tuesday at a hearing of the House Ways and Means Social Security subcommittee.
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by Jack Kramer | Jan 3, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Agriculture | Education | Gaming | Social Security | Taxes | State Capitol | Tribes | East Windsor
State Rep. Kurt Vail has tried without success in the past to get his colleagues to pass legislation that would keep Connecticut on daylight saving time. This year, he’s trying a new approach.
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by Peter Urban | Sep 14, 2018 12:00pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Insurance | Social Security
WASHINGTON — Congressman John Larson and Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont have teamed up to promote efforts in Congress to bolster Social Security.
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by Peter Urban | Jun 15, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Congress | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Legal | Privacy | Social Security
New rules that Facebook has adopted regarding political ad buys have raised concerns within the House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee where John Larson is the ranking Democrat.
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by Peter Urban | Jun 8, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Social Security | White House
The Board of Trustees for the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds released their annual reports this week once again reminding Congress that time is running out on maintaining Social Security as we know it. Without action, the trust funds will deplete forcing a 21 percent across the board cut to beneficiaries in 2034.
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by Peter Urban | Mar 9, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Military Spending | National Security | Public Health | Public Safety | Social Security
The Nor’easter that crippled Connecticut this week left Waterbury Superior Court Judge Kari A. Dooley without her family at her side during a confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.
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by Barth Keck | Jan 5, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Education | Labor | Opinion | Social Security | State Budget | Pensions
Each new year offers the potential for a fresh start, but progress in 2018 will be challenging in Connecticut.
At year’s end, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and legislators were still tussling over budget issues, the state continued to lose jobs, and none of the preliminary gubernatorial candidates offered honest solutions to the state’s fiscal quagmire.
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by Cara Rosner | Feb 21, 2017 1:19pm
Posted to: Business | Congress | Poverty | Social Security
State officials are worried that a retirement savings plan created last year by the General Assembly — intended to help the roughly 600,000 residents who lack such a plan — will be in jeopardy if Congressional Republicans get their way.
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by Jack Kramer | Dec 13, 2016 6:30am
Posted to: Aging | Congress | Poverty | Social Security | White House
Even though tinkering with the Social Security hasn’t been one of President-elect Donald Trump’s big initiatives it isn’t stopping a powerful Republican senator from proposing drastic changes to the currently underfunded entitlement program.
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by Nora Duncan | Jul 19, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Congress | Election 2016 | Opinion | Social Security
There is a pressing need for our presidential and congressional candidates to declare a commitment toward updating and saving Social Security. Doing nothing to keep Social Security strong and solvent is not an option. If our nation’s leaders don’t act, future retirees could lose up to $10,000 a year.
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