Post Office Hours for Tax Day 2017

Apr 17, 2017, 2:52 pm EDT

What are the post office hours for tax day 2017?

Most postal services announced that tax day, which falls on Tuesday, April 18, will include extended hours at the post office in order to ensure you have plenty of time to mail your return out by the necessary date.

However, the postal service noted that this year would be different due to the fact that there have been cutbacks in this country’s postal system, thus resulting in lesser hours. Read 

IRS, Where Is My Tax Refund?

Apr 17, 2017, 2:08 pm EDT

Where is my tax refund with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)? Source: Shutterstock

Many know that tomorrow (Tuesday, April 18) is tax day, marking the deadline of when you can file your taxes with the agency. However, many others are expecting money back from the agency.

There’s a number of things you can do if you’re in the second camp, including going to www.irs.gov and checking your refund information in the part that says “Where’s My Refund?” Read 

Trump Gives States OK to Defund Planned Parenthood

Apr 13, 2017, 4:19 pm EDT

President Donald Trump has stirred controversy once again, this time introducing a bill that would eliminate funding for abortions. Source: Shutterstock

The law would specifically target institutions that help women and their families make informed decisions regarding their body and the life of their fetus. Planned Parenthood would be one of the biggest losers if the deal goes through.

However, Trump’s move isn’t limited to Planned Parenthood as other organizations that perform similar tasks will be defunded by the new administration. Conservatives and groups that are pro-life lauded the move, while liberals are outraged by the decision. Read 

New York to Offer Free College Tuition: Who Qualifies?

Apr 10, 2017, 3:00 pm EDT

New York has become the first state to offer free college tuition to those who apply and qualify for the company’s new bill. Source: Wikipedia

The law was passed Sunday night as part of a broader budget package that will make life more affordable in New York. The move will apply to families that bring in less than $100,000 a year.

The income cap will rise over time as it will be at $110,000 by 2018, while surging to $125,000 by 2019. Gov. Andrew Cuomo commented on the matter, noting that college is finally what high school has been for a while: “it should always be an option even if you can’t afford it.” Read 

ACA News: Aetna Inc (AET) to Leave Obamacare Exchange in 2018

Apr 7, 2017, 6:19 pm EDT

Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) announced that it will be leaving the Obamacare exchanges in Iowa in 2018.

The health insurance provider has been offering the Affordable Care Act (ACA) plans on Delaware, Iowa, Nebraska and Virginia as of 2017. However, it will no longer offer the service in Iowa next year.

The move comes following the announcement of “Trumpcare,” which is the plan announced by the White House that did not receive as much support by Republicans as the White House would’ve hoped. Read 

U.S. Senate Rules: What Is the ‘Nuclear Option’ in Politics?

Apr 6, 2017, 5:33 pm EDT

What is the nuclear option?

Senate Republicans have changed one of the key components of how it operates with the purpose of passing the confirmation of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court.

The move is a departure from the bipartisanship that existed when it came to Supreme Court matters, as Gorsuch’s confirmation comes from nothing more than a majority vote, which is the nuclear option in this particular case. Read 

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