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Social Security and You: Benefits paid in arrears

A longtime Social Security spokesman shares his expertise with readers.

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10 with US resident status accused of benefits fraud

10 with US resident status accused of benefits fraud

Arizona AG indicts 10 for AHCCCS, SSI fraud

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Social Security and You: Missed chances

Social Security and You: Missed chances

New Sunday column in the Star answers readers' questions about Social Security.

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State action should save Ariz. businesses $42 per worker

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.

September 16, 2013 4:22 pmLoading…

Guest Column: Legalizing undocumented immigrants makes economic sense

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.

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Liberals should lead, not oppose, entitlement reform

If liberals succeed in blocking any serious entitlement reform during the Obama presidency, as seems increasingly likely, they will have handed conservatives a gift.

June 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Guest Column: Bipartisan efforts in Washington reaping results for Arizona

Guest Column: Bipartisan efforts in Washington reaping results for Arizona

represents Arizona's Congressional District 1

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2013 Guest Column: Bipartisan efforts in Washington reaping results for Arizona

2013 Guest Column: Bipartisan efforts in Washington reaping results for Arizona

That noise. It keeps getting louder and louder.

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With order restored to budget process, sides can deal

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.

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Make defined-benefit, portable pension mandatory

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…

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Put a skilled leader in charge of Social Security

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.

February 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Grijalva opposes any cutbacks in entitlements

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.

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'Fiscal cliff' needn't be a disaster, experts say

WASHINGTON - It's the scenario that's been spooking employers and investors and slowing the U.S. economy:

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In CD2, Barber, McSally clash on federal role in education

In CD2, Barber, McSally clash on federal role in education

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.

October 24, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
In CD2, Barber, McSally clash on federal role in education

In CD2, Barber, McSally clash on federal role in education

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."

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In CD2, Barber, McSally clash on federal role in education

In CD2, Barber, McSally clash on federal role in education

The contenders for Congressional District 2 wrangled about the federal government's role in education during a debate Tuesday in Tucson.

October 24, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Social Security recipients to get 1.7% cost-of-living hike

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.

October 16, 2012 2:20 pmLoading…

Congress District 1 candidates talk Social Security

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.

August 16, 2012 12:05 pm Related Loading…

Barber, Grijalva pledge to protect Social Security

Tucson U.S. Reps. Ron Barber and Raúl Grijalva promised a gathering of Arizona retirees on Tuesday they will protect Social Security.

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Univ. of Arizona mistake exposes personal information online

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.

August 07, 2012 3:25 pmLoading…

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