SOCIAL SECURITY: INFORMATION & UPDATES You can own a home and receive SSI
Q: Can a person who owns a house and car receive Supplemental Security Income?
A: Yes, depending on the details.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a low-income program for people at least age 65... Posted on 5/3/13 at 11:27 AM
THE WEST WING Weekly Memo 3-15-2013
Each Weekly Memo to the City Council and the agenda packet is also provided on theCity Councilweb page.
Staff from the City and the MPO participated in a webinar this w... Posted on 3/15/13 at 4:45 PM
NEW PLATEAUS The Boiling Point of Aaron Swartz's Suicide
The more I read about Aaron Swartz, the more he seemed like a hero from an Ayn Rand novel. Unfortunately, accompanying his Randian hero-like intelligence, moral IQ, and frustration that the rest of th... Posted on 1/15/13 at 9:00 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER A few answers to fiscal cliff questions
The fiscal cliff is getting more and more attention with a Dec. 31 federal government deadline looming, but Americans seem to have a lot of questions:
Just what is the fiscal cliff?
The simple answe... Posted on 11/19/12 at 4:47 PM
Gov. Jack Dalrymple said it was pretty obvious going into the 2013 Legislative session the state needed more employees to tackle issues related to the oil boom, but was surprised lawmakers approved most of what he requested with little complaint.
North Dakota's Legislature is headed down the session's home stretch, but first must find consensus on a host of spending plans and other last-minute measures before the state constitution's 80-day limit is imposed.
Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, chairman of the Financial Services Committee, has told Richard Cordray not to bother. This is part of the recent evidence that government is getting some adult supervision.
Economic debates rarely end with a T.K.O. But the great policy debate of recent years between Keynesians, who advocate sustaining and, indeed, increasing government spending in a depression, and austerians, who demand immediate spending cuts, comes close — at least in the world of ideas.
Russian authorities secretly recorded a telephone conversation in 2011 in which one of the Boston bombing suspects vaguely discussed jihad with his mother, officials said Saturday, days after the U.S. government finally received details about the call.
Eileen Sullivan and Matt Apuzzo
, April 27, 2013
Syrian opposition groups called Friday for international action after the Obama administration said U.S. intelligence indicates President Bashar Assad's regime has used chemical weapons. The government likened the accusation to false U.S. claims of weapons of mass destruction used to justify the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Under growing pressure, the Obama administration signaled Wednesday it might accept legislation eliminating Federal Aviation Administration furloughs blamed for lengthy delays affecting airline passengers, while leaving the rest of $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts in place.
The United States and China committed Saturday to a process aimed at ridding North Korea of its nuclear weapons, with the Obama administration gaining at least the rhetorical support of the only government that can exert significant influence over the reclusive North.
When the Great Depression struck, many influential people argued that the government shouldn’t even try to limit the damage. According to Herbert Hoover, Andrew Mellon, his Treasury secretary, urged him to “Liquidate labor, liquidate stocks, liquidate the farmers. … It will purge the rottenness out of the system.”
When an oil company wanted to drill for oil near a beloved North Dakota landmark, it brought to light a possible ethical question for Gov. Jack Dalrymple. Dalrymple owns stock in ExxonMobil, the parent company of XTO, which applied for a permit to drill near a ranch once owned by Teddy Roosevelt.
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