Hearing Set In Wal-Mart Same-Sex Benefits SettlementA federal judge in Boston has scheduled a hearing in a class-action lawsuit by Wal-Mart employees who sued the retail chain for denying health benefits to their same-sex spouses.
Social Security Recipients To Get Tiny Increase In BenefitsMillions of Social Security recipients and federal retirees will get only tiny increases in benefits next year, the fifth year in a row that older Americans will have to settle for historically low raises.
Feds Appeal Texas Judge's Rule Change Blocking Gay-Couple's Medical Benefits The U.S. Justice Department is appealing a federal judge in Texas' temporarily blocking federal rules that would have expanded medical leave benefits to some gay couples.
Dallas City Council Approves Benefits To Same Sex Spouses Of City EmployeesThe Dallas City Council has voted to extend retirement benefits to the same sex spouses of city employees.
Businesses Promise Traffic Ticket Help, State Warns Buyer BewareNo one likes to get a traffic ticket, much less spend any time or money taking care of it. That's why there are new businesses popping up around the country that say they'll handle everything for you.
South Texas Ex-Marine Says VA Wrongly Classified Him As DeadA Houston-area veteran who as a Marine served two tours in Iraq has been trying to convince the Veterans Affairs Department that he's not dead.
North Texas Man In Battle Over Social Security CheckOne North Texas man wants local banking institutions and the Social Security Administration to review their polices concerning checks issued to the recently deceased.
City Of Dallas Mulls Same-Sex Marriage QuestionsCity staff clearly thinks same-sex marriage is coming in spite of a state constitutional amendment prohibiting it. Still, it was discussed as if it is the wave of the future before the Budget, Finance and Audit Committee..
Texas AG: State Benefits For Same-Sex Partners Are IllegalTexas Attorney General Greg Abbott has issued a general opinion on whether local municipalities and school districts can grant benefits to the domestic partners of employees -- Abbott said if they do they're breaking Texas law.
Senate Committee Approves Drug Testing For Welfare BenefitsThe Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee has approved a bill to require drug screening before receiving welfare.
State Bill Would Require Drug Test For Benefits A lawmaker is demanding financial evidence to support a plan for government-sponsored drug-testing of laid-off-workers. The bill came up for debate in a legislative committee on Wednesday morning.
Weekly US Jobless Aid Applications Rise To 372KMore Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, though the winter holidays likely distorted the data for the second straight week.