Three Things You Need to Know on April 23rd

April 23, 2019

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The annual trustees report released Monday projects the Social Security program will be spending more than it's bringing in by 2020 and trust funds will be tapped out by 2035.  Trustees urged Congress to take action to reverse the shortfall and guarantee Americans will get their full benefits.  The House has already held hearings on Social Security reform and one bill has gained support from more than 200 lawmakers. 

The Supreme Court hears arguments today on a proposed citizenship question on the 2020 census.  The Trump administration says the question will allow federal voting rights laws to be enforced more effectively.  Critics of the citizenship question say it will discourage participation by immigrants, which will hurt states with high immigrant populations.  

A Denver man is being remembered after he was one of the nearly 300 people killed in terror attacks on Sunday in Sri Lanka.  Dieter Kowalski had just landed in the city of Colombo for a business trip.  He was working for the education publishing company Pearson.  The firm says Kowalski was a good man who should be honored by people showing love to each other and taking extra care of those around them.  Kowalski was just 40 years old.