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PNS Weekend Newscast - September 23rd, 2017 


Here's a look at what we're covering: Senator John McCain says no to the GOP's health care plan, a new survey takes a look at how residents in one state feel about the effort to real Obamacare, and International Day of Peace is being celebrated this weekend.

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Public News Service - CT: Early Childhood Education

Budgets proposed by Gov. Dannel Malloy and state legislators all cut spending on children's programs and services to record lows. (Dannel Malloy/Flickr)

HARTFORD, Conn. – An analysis of four proposed state budgets finds they all would cut critical spending on programs for children to record lows and still fail to address the causes of the deficit. The proposals - from Gov. Dannel Malloy, House Republicans and Democrats, and Senate Republican

Gov. Dannel Malloy wants state lawmakers to enact a fair funding for public schools. (Dannel Malloy/flickr.com)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Education advocates are applauding Gov. Dannel Malloy's call for school funding that is fair, transparent, accountable and adaptable. In his State of the State address on Wednesday, Malloy challenged the General Assembly to act to guarantee "equal access to a quality educat

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

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

More than half the Syrian refugees heading to the United States are children. Credit: UK-DFID/Wikimedia Commons

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The U.S will admit 10,000 refugees from Syria over the next year, more than five times the number admitted in the past 12 months, but those who help resettle displaced immigrants say more could be done. About four million Syrians have fled their war-torn country and hundreds of

HARTFORD, Conn. - It's one of the largest gaps in the nation for how kids are progressing. A new national report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds children of color in Connecticut - particularly Latino children - are being left behind. The new "Race for Results" report finds the state has so

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A bright spot in the Connecticut economy is the financial contributions that come from low-income women who get training as home day-care providers, according to a new study, and it's a bright spot for the children, too. The Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis says that from

HARTFORD, Conn. - As Connecticut lawmakers gather today for a special session focused on jobs, advocates for children want them to remember the state's 15,000 workers in child care and early-childhood education. Without them, they say, many parents couldn't work. Darlene Raggozine, executive direct

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