A Flood Watch and a Winter Storm Watch are out for the entire region late Tuesday through early Thursday. Heavy rain develops Tuesday night into Wednesday morning and may put down 1”-3” in some areas. Arctic air pushes in from west to east on Wednesday with heavy sleet and snow taking over. That setup could produce several inches of accumulation. Snow will slowly end from west to east Thursday as bitterly cold air continues to push in.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Social Security Administration says there will be no cost of living increase next year for more than 50 million Social Security recipients, the first year without a raise since automatic adjustments were adopted in 1975.
Blame falling consumer prices. By law, the cost of living adjustments are pegged to inflation, which is negative this year because of lower energy costs. Social Security payments, however, cannot go down.
Thursday's announcement comes a day after President Barack Obama called for $250 payments for seniors, veterans, retired railroad workers and people with disabilities.
The payments would match the ones issued to seniors earlier this year as part of the government's economic recovery package.