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    PNS Daily News - April 29, 20160 


    Running down today’s news, the presidential frontrunners turn their attention – and their political barbs – against each other, the C-D-C announces that teen pregnancy rates have dropped by almost half, and health care officials and others are taking steps to deal with the epidemic of opiate addiction.

Public News Service - Connecticut

Access to a gun in a domestic-violence situation vastly increases the likelihood of homicide. (Rusty Frank/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. - A bill to help protect victims of domestic violence passed in Connecticut's House of Representatives on Wednesday. By a 104-42 vote, the House sent House Bill 5054 on to the Senate for consideration. That bill would require those subject to temporary restraining orders to turn ove...Read More

Public News Service - CT

About 12 percent of the Connecticut primary ballots were cast by 18- to 29-year-olds this year. (Kreg Steppe/Flickr)

HARTFORD, Conn. - Young voters turned out in record numbers for Tuesday's primary in Connecticut -- and they voted their own way. An estimated 66,000 voters from ages 18 to 29 went to the polls this week. According to Abby Kiesa, news coordinator and researcher at the Center for Information and Res...Read More

Public News Service - CT

A parent's incarceration can have the same emotional impact as abuse, domestic violence or divorce on a child. (bluemix/pixabay)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Thousands of children have experienced one or both parents serving time in prison and a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation looks at the negative effects on the lives of these children and what can be done to lessen them. More than 5 million American children, inclu...Read More

Public News Service - CT

Proposed cuts to the state’s health insurance program would affect about 9,000 Connecticut parents. (James Gathany, Judy Schmidt/piblicdomainimage.com)

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. - Advocates are concerned that Gov. Dannel Malloy's proposed cuts to the state's health insurance program could leave thousands without coverage. The governor wants to eliminate coverage for parents with incomes over 138 percent of the federal poverty level, who have children en...Read More

Public News Service - CT

Shannon Laun, an attorney with the Connecticut Fund for the Environment, speaks at a news conference this week in opposition to the diversion of RGGI funds. (CT Fund for the Environment)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Gov. Dannel Malloy wants to restore money for renewable-energy programs in the state budget. In its efforts to close the budget gap, the General Assembly's Finance Committee proposed taking $22 million from Connecticut's participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative an...Read More

Public News Service - CT

SB 221 would allow up to 12 weeks of paid leave to care for a family member. (Borya/flickr.com)

HARTFORD, Conn. - An overwhelming majority of Connecticut voters surveyed support paid family medical leave for caregivers. One thousand voters were asked how they feel about a measure that's been introduced in the state Legislature that would allow workers to take paid time off to care for a new ch...Read More

Public News Service - CT

On average, women in Connecticut are paid $10,679 a year less than men. (Cade Martin, Dawn Arlotta/public-domain-image.com)<br />

HARTFORD, Conn. - The gender wage gap is costing women in Connecticut more than $5.5 billion a year, that's one finding of a study released today. April 12 is Equal Pay Day. Nationally, women earn 79 cents for every dollar paid to men, and would have to work more than three months extra to earn th...Read More

Public News Service - CT

Tax expenditures cost Connecticut $7.2 billion annually in lost revenue. (Ragesoss/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - With the state facing massive public-employee layoffs and a $900 million budget deficit next year, one group is calling for a closer look at tax expenditures. The tax breaks and tax credits Connecticut allows now amount to more than $7 billion a year, a 71 percent increase sinc...Read More

Public News Service - CT

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