May 12, 2021

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Biden’s next two stimulus bills: 5 ways you could get more money in 2021

There’s more than one way one of the proposed stimulus bills could bring you more money.


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Once the $1,400 stimulus check and plus-up payments, the $3,600 child tax credit payments and the $16,000 tax break for child and dependent care are paid out, what else can you expect from President Joe Biden? The answer is this: If Biden and Congress come to an agreement, two more stimulus packages could come this year, totaling $3 trillion, with $1 trillion focused mostly on free education and additional money for families.

Biden’s American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan proposals

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Proposed financial disclosure bills wouldn’t make current lawmakers’ finances public

A new proposal in the Michigan House would compel lawmakers and state officers to disclose their personal financial interests for the first time — but that information wouldn’t be public until after they leave office, an arrangement that if signed into law, would diverge significantly from the 48 other states that currently require financial disclosure.

Michigan has long been an outlier when it comes to identifying and regulating potential financial conflicts of interest for elected officials. It’s one of two states – and the only one with a full-time legislature – with no requirement for state public officials to disclose

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Biden’s next two stimulus bills: 5 ways the packages could bring you more money

What could be in Biden’s next two stimulus proposals for you?


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You may have just received your third stimulus check as part of March’s American Rescue Plan, but President Joe Biden is already looking ahead to the next two stimulus proposals. Biden in a speech before Congress set out his plans for how the US will create jobs, reduce poverty and get more money into people’s hands to spur the economy out of the pandemic. “We need to make a once-in-a-generation investment in our families and our children,” Biden said, offering some details for the next

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Surprise: Your Car Insurance Plan May Not Cover High Medical Bills After A Crash : Shots

A car accident in 2019 smashed six of Mark Gottlieb’s teeth and severely damaged four vertebrae. The spinal surgery he needed as a result led to medical bills that exhausted the personal injury coverage in his auto insurance.

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A car accident in 2019 smashed six of Mark Gottlieb’s teeth and severely damaged four vertebrae. The spinal surgery he needed as a result led to medical bills that exhausted the personal injury coverage in his auto insurance.

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Mark Gottlieb’s life changed in

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An Unemployment Insurance Update: New Extensions, Application Confusion, & Bills For ‘Over Payment’

The new federal stimulus package extends the number of weeks Granite Staters can receive unemployment insurance, but confusion and frustration about the application process remain, and some people are now getting bills for overpayment. We take your questions for the Deputy Commissioner of N.H. Employment Security. Find the full audio and a transcript of the conversation below.

Air date: Thursday, April 8, 2021.

GUEST:

  • Rich Lavers – Deputy Commissioner of the N.H. Department of Employment Security. 

RESOURCES:

The N.H. Department of Employment Security. 

“Seeing ‘You Do Not Have A Current Claim’ For Your N.H. Unemployment Insurance?

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Snags in free COBRA insurance may leave unemployed footing big bills

Linda, a lawyer from California who was laid off from her job in January, is like millions of others in the Covid pandemic who are living without health insurance.

But she discovered that the government would fully subsidize her COBRA health insurance premiums from April until September, thanks to a provision in the latest stimulus package. She immediately contacted her insurer to sign up. Linda (she asked not to use her full name) was eager to go to the doctor after contracting a painful urinary tract infection this month, which she feared could spread to her kidneys.

The rules in

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