Latest Government pensions and social security News

Legislators shun bill to halt tax on Social Security income

Jan. 25, 2022 20:04 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A bill to do away with New Mexico's tax on Social Security income for middle- and upper-income residents faltered Tuesday at an initial public hearing, highlighting reluctance among many Democratic legislators. A state House panel declined to endorse...

Irish police investigate claim dead man taken to post office

Jan. 22, 2022 08:29 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Police in Ireland are investigating reports that the body of a dead man was brought to a post office in an attempt to collect his pension. The Irish Times said a man who appeared to be in his 60s was dragged into the post office in the town of Carlow on Friday,...

New Mexico may limit or scrap tax on Social Security income

Jan. 21, 2022 11:13 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Legislators are introducing competing proposals to do away with New Mexico's tax on income from Social Security benefits as Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham throws her political weight behind the idea in an election year. About a dozen states tax Social Security...

Man sentenced for stealing veteran, Social Security benefits

Jan. 19, 2022 20:23 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Georgia man convicted of participating in a scheme in Florida to steal more than $1.8 million in veteran and Social Security benefits has been sentenced to six years and six months in prison. Jamare Mason, 27, was sentenced Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale...

N. Carolina Rep. Murphy joins powerful Ways and Means panel

Jan. 19, 2022 18:39 PM EST

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina U.S. Rep. Greg Murphy joined the House's powerful tax-writing committee on Wednesday, marking a significant boost in influence for the Pitt County Republican, even while serving in the minority. Murphy's appointment to the House Ways and...

Judge signs plan, resolves Puerto Rico bankruptcy battle

Jan. 18, 2022 20:43 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s nearly five-year bankruptcy battle is ending after a federal judge on Tuesday signed a plan that slashes the U.S. territory’s public debt load as part of a restructuring and allows the government to start repaying creditors. ...

Portugal lets in Moroccan workers, hopes to stop traffickers

Jan. 12, 2022 12:18 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal and Morocco signed an agreement Wednesday setting out legal guidelines for Moroccans to live and work in the European Union country, as part of an effort by the two countries to fight illegal migration and human trafficking. The deal came after...

Senate hearing on pandemic gets testy: 'What a moron'

Jan. 11, 2022 17:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government’s top infectious disease expert, angrily accused a senator Tuesday of making false accusations that are leading to threats against him -- all to raise political cash. Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has repeatedly...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Dec. 31, 2021 09:15 AM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ____ NASA hasn’t hired theologians to...

Spain's govt clears crucial labor reform and budget for 2022

Dec. 28, 2021 09:21 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain's left-wing ruling coalition on Tuesday secured its hold on power with the approval of a landmark labor reform backed by both unions and employers and a new national spending plan for next year that includes a hefty disbursement of pandemic recovery funds. An...