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Teachers have staged protests in recent weeks in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Colorado and Arizona. Some are fighting lawmakers who want to scale back their pensions.

It's no secret that many states have badly underfunded their teacher pension plans for decades and now find themselves drowning in debt. But this pensions fight is also complicated by one little-known fact:

Updated at 3:02 p.m. ET.

The Trump administration says it can balance the federal budget within a decade. Its proposal calls for significant cuts to social safety net programs and assumes more robust economic growth.

The administration released what it calls a "Taxpayer First" budget on Tuesday.

"This is, I think, the first time in a long time that an administration has written a budget through the eyes of the people who are actually paying the taxes," White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told reporters in a briefing on Monday.

Unemployment Benefits

Dec 16, 2015
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House Bill 394, legislation to modernize Ohio's unemployment insurance system, aims to bring about reforms that place Ohio on a path to long-term success and reduce reliance on federal government loans. An offset of the bill, an overhaul of the state's unemployment compensation system, would subtract Social Security income from jobless benefits, often reducing unemployment cash to nothing. If approved, Ohio would be the only state in America to deduct 100 percent of a person's Social Security from jobless benefits. 

Chris Farrell: Boomers Should Consider "Unretirement"

Nov 27, 2015
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We've been told the same horror story for years: retiring baby-boomers will cause the ultimate collapse of Social Security and be forced to work until they die.

But 'boomers aren't retiring--at least, not in the typical fashion.  In a survey, nearly three quarters of those over-50 said they want to work after their "retirement."

Getting the Most Out of Your Social Security Benefits

Sep 7, 2015
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10am 

The idea of a social security benefits seems straight forward enough. You pay your dues and receive your benefit every month when you retire.  But of course, it's a lot more complicated than that. Join us this hour as we clear up the misconceptions and discuss how to maximize your benefits. 

Chris Farrell: Boomers Should Consider "Unretirement"

Jun 25, 2015
Bob Cotter / Flickr

We've been told the same horror story for years: retiring baby-boomers will cause the ultimate collapse of Social Security and be forced to work until they die.

But 'boomers aren't retiring--at least, not in the typical fashion.  In a survey, nearly three quarters of those over-50 said they want to work after their "retirement."

Getting the Most Out of Your Social Security Benefits

Apr 20, 2015
Social Security
Tetra Images - Flickr / Flickr

The idea of a social security benefits seems straight forward enough. You pay your dues and receive your benefit every month when you retire.  But of course, it's a lot more complicated than that. Join us this hour as we clear up the misconceptions and discuss how to maximize your benefits. 

10:00 Social Security and Medicare are hot topics, especially for politicians. But what needs to be changed? What do Ohioans think of these programs? On this hour of "All Sides," we'll talk about the public opinion and potential reforms of Social Security and Medicare. Guests

  • Robert Romasco (President-elect, AARP)
  • Michael Tanner (Senior Fellow, CATO Institute)
  • Max Skidmore (Political Science Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City)

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