Latest Government pensions and social security News

Gov. Bevin: Special session on pensions to start Friday

Jul. 15, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A long-anticipated special legislative session will convene later this week in an effort to deliver relief for regional universities and quasi-governmental agencies strapped by surging pension costs, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin announced Monday. Lawmakers will meet starting at 8 a.m....

Trump citizenship plan will face logistical, legal hurdles

Jul. 12, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After failing to get his citizenship question on the census, President Donald Trump now says his fallback plan will provide an even more accurate count — determining the citizenship of 90 percent of the population "or more." But his plan will likely be limited by logistical hurdles...

Kentucky Democrats' pension fix plans seek bipartisanship

Jul. 11, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic leaders in the Kentucky House are making a play for bipartisanship with new state pension repair proposals. House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins said Thursday that Democrats are acting "in good faith" with two proposals to try "to work a way forward." Adkins says leaders in...

Pennsylvania touts stronger fiscal health, but clouds loom

Jul. 9, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf and state Treasurer Joe Torsella celebrated Tuesday with what they said will be Pennsylvania's largest deposit into its budgetary reserve account in nearly two decades. The expected $317 million comes after strong corporate and sales tax collections drove the state past...

Board sues Puerto Rico governor amid economic crisis

Jul. 3, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico's finances sued the U.S. territory's governor Wednesday, saying he refuses to submit required documents and has approved tens of millions of dollars in unbudgeted spending amid a 13-year recession. The board also accused Gov....

Lawsuit alleges discrimination by driver's license agency

Jul. 2, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday says Georgia is discriminating against Puerto Rican driver's license applicants by treating them differently than other U.S. citizen applicants — forcing them to take tests, seizing their documents for fraud reviews and quizzing them on details about...

Bevin, Democratic lawmaker exchange barbs over pension plan

Jul. 2, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — When Kentucky's Republican governor reached out to lawmakers to outline changes to his pension-relief proposal, a Democratic representative read the electronic version but decided to make a point with the paper copy — sending it back unopened, the envelope marked "Return to...

Germany extends Holocaust compensation to survivor spouses

Jul. 1, 2019 11:13 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The organization that handles claims on behalf of Jews who suffered under the Nazis said Tuesday that Germany has agreed to extend compensation to their surviving spouses and to increase other payments, taking the total to be paid out in 2020 to around $1 billion. Until now, pension payments...

Federal officials to review convicted doctor's pension

Jun. 29, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials are investigating whether to revoke the honorable discharge of a former Indian Health Service pediatrician convicted of molesting children on Montana's Blackfeet Indian Reservation. The Billings Gazette reports that Stanley Patrick Weber could lose more than $100,000 a...

Lego strikes deal to buy Legoland, Madame Tussauds

Jun. 28, 2019 8:50 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The owners of toy maker Lego are teaming up with a group of investors to buy Merlin Entertainment, a British company that operates theme parks like Legoland and the Madame Tussauds wax museums. Kirkbi Invest said Friday it is joining forces with private equity firm Blackstone and...