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Former HUD official faces punishment for Hatch Act violation during Trump administration

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Office of Special Counsel handed down a fine and two-year ban from federal service to a former official at Housing and…

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Military has new way to keep in touch with service members during stressful times

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All military spouses now eligible for occupational license reimbursement

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FILE- This July 24, 2018, file photo shows a portion of the 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return form for 2018 in New York. A new rule caps the state and local taxes you can deduct on your federal tax return. That could make more of your income taxable this year, but finding out if the cap affects you, pouncing on other tax breaks, bunching your charitable contributions and planning for a new tax world could help. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Military spouses get laxer residency for taxes this year

Military spouses can now use their service member’s residency when filing state taxes.

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Postal Service misjudged savings from downsizing facilities

In today’s Federal Newscast, the U.S. Postal Service’s Inspector General revealed the agency only saved $91 million in 2016 and 2017 after consolidating…

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(DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Cory Booth, U.S. Navy/Released)A U.S. Sailor reunites with his family at Naval Station San Diego, Calif., Oct. 29, 2013, after returning from a seven-month deployment aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59). The Princeton conducted maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom in the U.S. 5th Fleet and U.S. 7th Fleet areas of responsibility.

Veterans group hopes to shed light on military spouse unemployment

Exact numbers and specific challenges spouses faces can be fuzzy, but the Institute for Veterans and Military Families in partnership with Prudential Financial is trying to shed some light on the issues.

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