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    PNS Daily News - February 9, 20160 


    Our news today zeros-in on issues from around the nation including: It’s New Hampshire’s turn to select presidential candidates but not all voters are fully decided; some West Virginians sympathizing with the water woes of Flint, Michigan; and a go-to indicator may be mis-categorizing millions of Americans as unhealthy.

Public News Service - Connecticut

Gov. Dannel Malloy's budget prioritizes home-care services for seniors, but also gives state agencies the go-ahead to trim some of their programs. (geralt/pixabay.com)

HARTFORD, Conn. - Despite a looming budget deficit, the Malloy administration has identified home care as a "core service" in Connecticut. Home care allows older people to live in their own homes, often with the support of unpaid family caregivers. Claudio Gualtieri, associate state director for AA...Read More

Public News Service - CT

In Connecticut, 25 percent of households earn incomes above the poverty level but below the basic cost of living. (USDA/flickr.com)

HARTFORD, Conn. - Thirty-five-percent of Connecticut households are struggling just to get by, according to a new report from United Way. The ALICE Update - "Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed" - on housing adds to the findings of another report on the needs of low-income families issued l...Read More

Public News Service - CT

An estimated 32 percent of children in Bridgeport live below the federal poverty line. (Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition)

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - Poverty still plagues far too many children in Bridgeport, according to ...Read More

Public News Service - CT

Data shows Connecticut police fired stun guns at black and Hispanic suspects at higher rates than whites. (Junglecat/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. - Preliminary data shows racial disparities in the use of stun guns by police in Connecticut. Connecticut is the first state in the nation to account for the use of stun guns, or tasers, by law enforcement. Though an official report hasn't been issued, David McGuire, legislative an...Read More

Public News Service - CT

114,000 Connecticut children live in poverty. (Amanda Mills, USCDCP/public-domain-image.com)

HARTFORD, Conn. - New analysis shows that despite increases during the recession, the share of Connecticut's budget going to children has declined. According to Derek Thomas, a fiscal policy fellow at Connecticut Voices for Children, the poverty rate for children in the state is higher than ever at ...Read More

Public News Service - CT

Connecticut ranked 48th on the list of 2016's Best and Worst States to retire.  (PublicDomainPictures/pixabay)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Affordability is a key factor in deciding where to retire, and a new survey puts Connecticut near the bottom of the list - at number 48 among states. When it comes to the adjusted cost of living, according to the survey by the personal finance website WalletHub, the Nutmeg State ...Read More

Public News Service - CT

A lawsuit in Superior Court claims state funding treats low-income school districts unfairly. (US Dept. of Education/flickr.com)

HARTFORD, Conn. - A 2005 lawsuit challenging Connecticut's school funding formula has finally gone to trial. The suit, filed by the Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding, says the state's Education Cost Sharing grant system is based on a formula that is arbitrary and does not refle...Read More

Public News Service - CT

Advocates will rally for immigrantsí rights at noon on Wednesday in New Haven. (ULANewHaven.org)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Advocates for immigrants in Connecticut will be using street theater to teach Central American refugees their rights if immigration agents come to their doors. The Wednesday event in New Haven is in response to nationwide raids begun over the weekend. The raids target families wh...Read More

Public News Service - CT

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