Mississippi legislature convenes with plans to address Medicaid, budgets, pay raises, nurse practitioners and more

Lawmakers on Tuesday will convene the 134th regular session of the Mississippi Legislature — a statewide election-year session.

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Recent credit upgrade & education improvements gives Tennessee options to lead nation

All the promises made during the Republican road to the majority in Tennessee became promises kept while in office. But there is much left to do, says the speaker of the state Senate.

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Health-related New Year's resolutions are popular this time of year. These tips will help you get started

After a full holiday season of snacks and indulgences, it’s no wonder some of the most common New Year’s resolutions are health-related! 

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Florida-based startup pairing retirees with college students to help out with transportation, technology & companionship

When 67-year-old retired school teacher Barbara Marks developed early symptoms related to Parkinson’s disease in 2013, she didn’t feel safe driving alone, and she also needed help with some everyday tasks such as carrying her groceries.

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Using these tried & true strategies now can increase your tax refund next year

The new tax law has put a whole new spin on year-end tax planning, though it hasn’t eliminated the need to do it altogether.

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Alabama scientists linked particular gene to common form of early-onset dementia

Scientists using the computing power of an Alabama research institute have linked a particular gene to a common form of early-onset dementia.

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New ride share program launched in Tennessee to help seniors get around

A new program that offers a “lift” to seniors who do not or cannot drive launched Tuesday, Dec. 4 at the Jonesborough Senior Center.

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Changes to Florida's Medicaid coverage will make it harder for the elderly

State Medicaid officials had previously estimated the eligibility would affect about 39,000 people annually — with pregnant women and children exempt — and amount to $98 million.

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Georgia, Florida & Mississippi on the top 10 list of tax friendly states for retirees

These 10 states impose the lowest taxes on retirees, according to Kiplinger's 2018 analysis of state taxes. All of them exempt Social Security benefits from state taxes. Most exempt at least a portion of other retirement income, such as pensions and withdrawals from tax-deferred retirement plans. Most also have low property taxes. That's important because the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act limits the amount you can deduct in state and local taxes on your federal return to $10,000 a year.

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New federal legislation aims to put an end to illegal robocalls

Are robocalls annoying? If you think so, you’ll want to get behind new federal legislation that would raise the $1,500-per-call penalty for illegal robocalls to $10,000, and give the Federal Communications Commission three years after a call instead of one year to take action.

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