Joyce M. Rosenberg, Ap Business Writer Updated 11:39 am PDT, Monday, May 13, 2019 FILE - In this Sept 22, 2017, file photo a woman walks through a shaft of light on the Federal Plaza in Chicago. With 2019 more than one-third over, small business owners without employee retirement plans may want to consider starting one before more time passes. Businesses get tax deductions for the contributions they make to employee plans, and contributions can be as high as $56,000 per employee for 2019. less FILE - In this Sept 22, 2017, file photo a woman walks through a shaft of light on the Federal Plaza in Chicago. With 2019 more than one-third over, small business owners without employee retirement plans may ... more Photo: Charles Rex Arbogast, AP Photo: Charles Rex Arbogast, AP Image 1 of / 1 … [Read more...] about Time for businesses to set up employee retirement plans?
Credit for retirement savings contribution
Jeff Donn and Holbrook Mohr, Associated Press Updated 12:24 am PDT, Tuesday, April 9, 2019 In this Feb. 20, 2019 photo, Destiny Johnson shows the broken door to her oven that she uses string to hold together, in her apartment in Cedarhurst Homes, a federally subsidized, low-income apartment complex in Natchez, Miss. The complex failed a health and safety inspection in each of the past three years. Upset with conditions, Johnson moved out in late March. less In this Feb. 20, 2019 photo, Destiny Johnson shows the broken door to her oven that she uses string to hold together, in her apartment in Cedarhurst Homes, a federally subsidized, low-income apartment complex ... more Photo: Rogelio V. Solis, AP Photo: Rogelio V. Solis, AP Image 1 of / 18 Caption Close Image 1 of 18 In this … [Read more...] about Inspections show deterioration of US-funded housing for poor
Minnesota’s Territorial Legislature voted in 1857 to move its capital from St. Paul to the village of St. Peter, about 60 miles southwest. But the man tasked with sending that legislation to the governor for a signature absconded with it instead. He disappeared on a weeklong bender and returned just as the session ended 162 years ago this week with the bill unsigned. Or so the story goes. That man was Joseph Rolette, a colorful fur trader from the Red River Valley. His antics are often credited with saving the capital for St. Paul by preventing its removal to St. Peter. It’s a great story — and much of it factual — but the truth is more complicated. “It’s a myth that Joe Rolette saved the capital for St. Paul,” said William Lass, a Minnesota historian who has researched and written about the episode. “But once those things are ingrained, it’s darn hard to root them out.” The credit for keeping the capital in St. Paul, Lass … [Read more...] about Joe Rolette is often credited with keeping Minnesota’s capital in St. Paul — but did he?
Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, Associated Press Updated 2:53 pm PST, Monday, February 4, 2019 FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2019, file photo Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., attends a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Some of the 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls are forging ahead with “Medicare-for-all,” but others are taking a more cautious approach. Proponents like Sanders, hold out the promise of health care as right, the potential for national savings, and no more copays, deductibles or surprise medical bills. less FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2019, file photo Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., attends a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Some of the 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls are forging ahead with ... more Photo: Andrew Harnik, AP Photo: Andrew Harnik, AP Image 1 of / 1 … [Read more...] about Among 2020 Democrats, a debate over ‘Medicare-for-all’
By Katy Murphy | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: January 10, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: January 10, 2019 at 1:46 pm SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled his first-ever budget proposal Thursday at the Capitol, putting dollar signs behind some of the soaring rhetoric that defined his campaign and inauguration. “These dollars attach to real people and real people’s lives,” Newsom, 51, said as he introduced a budget totaling $209 billion, including $144 billion for the general fund. Newsom echoed some of the fiscal caution of his fellow Democrat predecessor, former Gov. Jerry Brown, noting concern about an eventual economic downturn that he said could cost the general fund $70 billion over three years. To that end he stressed increasing the state’s rainy-day reserve funds and paying down the state’s mounting employee pension debt. “To make the California Dream available to all, our state must be fiscally sound,” Newsom said … [Read more...] about What does Gov. Newsom’s $144 billion proposed budget mean for you?