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    PNS Daily News - March 30, 20150 


    We’re covering stories from coast to coast, including: President Obama and Congressional Republicans continue their budget battle; Missouri is honoring Vietnam veterans today; and a new study shows parents should think twice before physically punishing their child.

Public News Service - Massachusetts

PHOTO: Massachusetts comes out tops in the nation in a new Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce report on states where college graduates have the best odds of landing a job. Photo credit: Mike Clifford.

BOSTON – A new report finds you can't beat Massachusetts if you're a college graduate looking for a state with the best odds of landing a job. The report from the Georgetown Center on Education and Workforce crunched data from millions of online job postings nationwide. Report author Tony ...Read More

Public News Service - MA

PHOTO: Members of the Health Care For All HelpLine Team are working overtime assisting hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts residents who need to renew their Medicaid eligibility. With the deadline so close, those needing assistance are urged to head to their nearest community health center. Photo ourtesy: Health Care For All.

BOSTON - A critical deadline is at hand for hundreds of thousands in the Bay State to renew their coverage under the Medicaid program. Some already are past the deadline, but have a grace period until the end of the month. Anyone who got a letter in the mail at the start of the year notifying them ...Read More

Public News Service - MA

PHOTO: Hundreds of marine mammals are stranded on beaches in Massachusetts and around the country, and groups are asking Congress to restore critical funding to rescue them. Photo credit:  J. Cumes/Int'l. Fund for Animal Welfare

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass. – Hundreds of dolphins, seals and whales are stranded on beaches in the Bay State every year, but dwindling government support is making the job to save them extremely difficult for rescuers and scientists. Katie Moore is a marine mammal rescuer and scientist for the Inte...Read More

Public News Service - MA

PHOTO: A new National Priorities Project analysis finds the Obama budget does a better job for the Bay State, and the nation, than House and Senate budget proposals to fund programs Americans care most about. Photo credit: The White House.

BOSTON - A new analysis sizes up proposed national budgets from the House, Senate and Obama administration, and examines what those competing budget figures mean for Massachusetts and the nation. Lindsay Koshgarian, research director with the New England-based National Priorities Project, says the ...Read More

Public News Service - MA

PHOTO: Special enrollment is still available for thousands in the Bay State to get care under the Affordable Care Act, but they need to act soon. Courtesy: Health Care For All

BOSTON - It's true the door shut on the second open enrollment period for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, but advocates say there are still opportunities for thousands in the Bay State to get covered. Senior policy analyst at Health Care For All Suzanne Curry says special enrollment i...Read More

Public News Service - MA

PHOTO: There's new hope for children in the Bay State and the nation, as a new study pinpoints treatable factors which can prevent chronic kidney disease in children. Photo credit: Mike Clifford

BOSTON - New hope is on the horizon for children suffering from chronic kidney disease, thanks to the results of a new study that, for the first time, identifies some of the factors that can lead to kidney failure. Many people don't realize that kidney disease can have a profound effect on a child'...Read More

Public News Service - MA

PHOTO: A new JAMA report details reasons that more funding is needed for public health and social service programs, such as Boston's Men's Health Crew, which focuses on preventing domestic violence. The report says the U.S. health system is failing young men of color. Photo courtesy Boston Public Health Commission.

BOSTON - There is no shortage of medical spending or technology in New England, but a new report says young, black men are more likely to survive in prison than they are on the street. While health-care spending is at an all-time high in the United States, said Dr. Stephen Martin of Boston Medical ...Read More

Public News Service - MA

PHOTO: Outside spending on Senate elections has more than doubled since 2010, but advocates say Senator Elizabeth Warren proved you don't have to fuel a campaign with PAC money. Credit: Official Senate Photo

BOSTON - The corrupting influence of money in politics is getting worse, according to a pair of reports, but the Bay State provides a ray of hope for clean elections. Recent reports by Clean Slate Now and the Center for Responsive Politics show that last year's midterm election was the most expensi...Read More

Public News Service - MA

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