PHOENIX — The state is borrowing $200 million this week to pay off the last of what it owes the federal government for providing jobless benefits to out-of-work employees.
As Congress takes a summer respite to figure out how to move immigration reform forward in the House, mounting evidence shows that reform would be a plus to the national economy.
If liberals succeed in blocking any serious entitlement reform during the Obama presidency, as seems increasingly likely, they will have handed conservatives a gift.
represents Arizona's Congressional District 1
That noise. It keeps getting louder and louder.
Washington has rediscovered the beauty of the boring. It's called "regular order," using the normal, routine, constitutional process to arrive at, for example, a budget.
To the let's-cut-entitlements crowd, what's wrong with America is that seniors are living too high off the hog. With the cost of medical care still rising (though not as fast as it used to), the government is shelling out many more dollars per geezer (DPG) than it is per youngster (DPY). The…
The press and public have understandably focused in recent weeks on high-profile appointments such as the secretaries of state, defense and treasury as President Obama builds his second-term team.
Rep. Raúl Grijalva pointed to new research about the impacts of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid in Arizona to say the programs shouldn't be on the table in debates about deficit reduction and the debt ceiling.
WASHINGTON - It's the scenario that's been spooking employers and investors and slowing the U.S. economy:
At the University of Arizona, Democrat Ron Barber and Republican Martha McSally square off in a debate in their campaign for a seat in Congress representing District 2. Education was a hot topic in Tuesday's debate.
Ron Barber said it was "hard to keep up" with what he called his opponent's frequent position changes. Martha McSally alleged "distorting positions, taking them out of context and mudslinging and scare tactics."
The contenders for Congressional District 2 wrangled about the federal government's role in education during a debate Tuesday in Tucson.
WASHINGTON — More than 56 million Americans on Social Security will get raises averaging $19 a month come January, one of the smallest hikes since automatic adjustments for inflation were adopted in 1975, the government announced Tuesday.
The Star ran an article this week giving candidates for U.S. Congress in Districts 2 and 3 a chance to talk about their views on Social Security, following comments made by Reps. Ron Barber and Raúl Grijalva on the 77th anniversary of the government program.
Tucson U.S. Reps. Ron Barber and Raúl Grijalva promised a gathering of Arizona retirees on Tuesday they will protect Social Security.
Thousands who received payments from the University of Arizona last school year are at risk of identity theft after their personal data was mistakenly put online for more than a month during an upgrade of UA’s financial systems.
The paper Social Security check will go the way of the Pink Princess rotary-dial phone, the typewriter and yes, sadly, Elvis in roughly seven months. Nearly 6 million people throughout the country still need to decide how they're going to get their money.
The final two installments about the new "old-age pension plan" dealt less with what retired people would receive and more with where that money would come from and how it would be managed.
The question and answer series on Social Security that ran in the Arizona Daily Star at the beginning of 1940, continued with examples stating what men would receive as a monthly benefit when they retired.