SZA’s “Kill Bill” Top Contender for Song of the Year at 2024 Grammys According to Latest Predictions

Los Angeles, CA – The Grammy Awards have been a source of controversy in recent years, and last year’s ceremony was no exception. British pop star Harry Styles took home the Album of the Year award, beating out heavyweights like Adele and Beyoncé. This year, however, the awards are shaping up to be less provocative, with female artists dominating the Big Four categories including Song of the Year and Album of the Year. SZA leads …

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Tax-Free Social Security Benefits Bill Aims to Ease Financial Burden on Seniors

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new bill is being introduced in Congress that aims to make Social Security benefits tax-free for seniors. The proposed legislation would provide relief to retirees by eliminating taxes on their Social Security income. Currently, about 12 million seniors pay federal income tax on their Social Security benefits, according to the Senior Citizens League. The new bill, known as the Social Security Tax Freedom Act, seeks to change that by exempting Social …

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Social Security Tax Cut Bill Introduced by Democratic Representative Angie Craig

Minnesota Democratic Representative Angie Craig has reintroduced legislation aimed at eliminating federal taxes on Social Security benefits for seniors. The bill, known as the You Earned it, You Keep it Act, is designed to extend full benefits for two decades and reduce the federal debt by a significant amount, according to the analysis it cited. Initially introduced in August 2022, the bill would be funded by raising the Social Security payroll tax cap so that …

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Turmoil in Nairobi: Deadly Protests Surge as Kenyans Oppose New Tax Bill, Demand Government Action

Nairobi, Kenya – Widespread protests in Kenya escalated Tuesday with police reportedly using live ammunition against demonstrators who oppose proposed tax increases. Amnesty International informed that at least five individuals were killed in the clashes in Nairobi, with another 31 wounded. Scenes of chaos emerged as hundreds breached the parliament building, setting fire to a section of it. The demonstrations began as a response to a controversial finance bill that proposed new taxes, sparking outrage …

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FEDERAL PROPOSAL: Bill to Increase Federal Employee Raise to 7.4% Introduced in Congress

WASHINGTON D.C. – Members of Congress have put forth the first official proposal for a 7.4 percent raise for federal employees in January 2025. The Federal Adjustment of Income Rates Act (FAIR Act) aims to address the disparity between federal wages and the rising costs of living and labor. According to House sponsor Rep. Gerald Connolly, D-Va., the last two years saw federal employees receiving raises of 4.6 and 5.2 percent, which were the largest …

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Reproductive Care Benefits Under Attack in Controversial Defense Bill Vote

Washington, D.C. – House lawmakers are taking steps to reverse policies that allow Defense Department service members to utilize leave and travel benefits for reproductive health care, sparking a new debate on abortion access within the military. Following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade two years ago, lawmakers included a provision in the fiscal 2025 defense appropriations bill that limits benefits for federal employees seeking abortions or related services. The $833 billion …

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Abortion Riders Dropped by House GOP Leaders in New Funding Bill

Washington, D.C. – House Republicans have decided to remove controversial abortion provisions from a new funding bill, a move that has garnered attention across party lines. The decision to strike down the abortion pill ‘rider’ came after heated debates in the House GOP leadership. This move signifies a shift in priorities for the party as they navigate through sensitive issues surrounding reproductive rights. The House Appropriations Committee recently released the FY25 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food …

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Period Poverty Bill Passes in Pennsylvania House, $3 Million Allocated for Free Menstrual Products Program

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – The Pennsylvania Department of Health revealed that the state averaged nearly 133,000 births annually from 2018 to 2022. The estimated cost of providing essential kits for newborns adds up to just under $36 million each year. State Representative Kate Klunk of York brought attention to the issue, highlighting concerns about the bill not adequately addressing the needs of mothers who require assistance the most. In a recent development, the state House advanced …

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Social Security Tax Elimination Bill Proposed to Ease Financial Burden on Seniors

Shakopee, Minnesota – As senior citizens face challenges related to their finances, U.S. Representative Angie Craig has introduced a new bill called the “You Earned It, You Keep It Act”, aimed at eliminating the federal tax on Social Security benefits. With many seniors having to make tough decisions on their limited budgets, the legislation is designed to provide more financial relief to those on fixed incomes. This move comes as retired individuals like Sally Hokkanen …

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Tax-Free Benefits Proposed in New Bill to Enhance Retirement Security

COLUMBIA, SC – A new bill is on the horizon that could potentially have a significant impact on retirees across the country. The proposed legislation aims to make Social Security benefits tax-free, offering relief to many older Americans who rely on these funds as a crucial source of income in their later years. Currently, a portion of Social Security benefits is subject to federal income tax if an individual’s total yearly income exceeds a certain …

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