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Here’s How Seniors and Retirees Can File Their Taxes for Free

For taxpayers on a fixed income, every penny saved matters. Many of these are seniors and retirees who can file their taxes for free. IRS Free File provides free online tax preparation for taxpayers with income less than $69,000 a year.

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New Research Examines Retirement Benefits for Police and Fire Personnel

As local government
officials continue to examine
retirement benefits and costs, new
research offers a national snapshot
of police and fire pensions and
retiree healthcare.

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Estate Planning Update January 2020 – Retirement Account Planning May Need to Be Reviewed Because of New Law

Stretch-Out of Inherited Retirement Accounts Largely Eliminated The SECURE Act, a new law passed in late December that took effect January 1, 2020

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New Mexico Pension Changes Advance with Bipartisan Support

SANTA FE – Direly needed pension reform legislation passed the New Mexico State Senate on Wednesday on a bipartisan 25-15 vote.

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9 Ideas to Reform Illinois’ Tax System

Few would disagree that Illinois’ tax structure needs to be modernized. Here’s a range of proposals to reduce our overreliance on property taxes.

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The Best States to Be a Lawyer — 2019 Edition

Lawyers work in a variety of capacities. While many work in private and corporate legal offices, others work for federal, state and local governments.

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Coronavirus and Economic Contractions Threaten States

Ten U.S. states are expected to contract economically during the first half of 2020, according to projections by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. This would be the most states in contraction since the Great Recession ended in 2009.

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An Introduction to Police and Fire Pensions

Pension and retiree health benefits for public safety workers are more expensive than those of other local government workers, largely due to earlier retirement ages.

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PSHR – Weekly e-News: February 19, 2020

The Congressional Budget Office is in the process of reviewing changes made
to the Senate Finance Committee’s proposed drug pricing legislation, which
was introduced last year by Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).

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