PNS Daily Newscast - April 7, 2020 

Wisconsin holds its presidential primary today, despite late action by the governor to try to postpone it. And public assistance programs are overhauled in response to COVID-19.

2020Talks - April 7, 2020 

Today's the Wisconsin primary, although Democratic Gov. Tony Evers tried to delay by executive order. A conservative majority on the state Supreme Court blocked the delay, after the Republican Legislature previously stymied similar efforts.

Archive: October 12, 2009

WASHINGTON - Climate and energy legislation is good business for Wisconsin and good policy for the nation, and executives from more than 150 companies are carrying that message in Washington, hoping to inspire action on pending legislation in the Senate. Peter Molinaro, government affairs vice presi ...Read More

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - When the fall veto session begins this week, legislative leaders will be asked to meet with members of "The Responsible Budget Coalition." The new organization is made up of more than 150 groups that represent unions, educators, and social service providers, who want higher incom ...Read More

BOISE, Idaho - It's "the big 3-0" for the Snake River Alliance, known as Idaho's nuclear watchdog. The organization is celebrating 30 years of grassroots work to protect Idaho's land and water from nuclear contamination. Victories include stopping the once-routine injection of radioactive waste into ...Read More

JAMESTOWN, N.D. - The Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act, which seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by 2020, is coming up for debate in Congress. According to Robert Carlson, president of the North Dakota Farmers Union, it won't mean much until agriculture is included, in an ...Read More

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Journalist Cokie Roberts sums up in two words her reason for coming to Minnesota: Fight hunger. She wants to bring that issue to the forefront in the race for for state governor in Minnesota. Roberts, a political analyst for NPR and ABC News, is speaking in advance of a gubernato ...Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio - There's welcome news for those trying to stay warm during hard times: Home heating costs are projected to be lower this winter than last. Dave Rinebolt, executive director of Ohio Partners for Affordable Energy, says natural gas prices are expected to be down 15 percent and propane ...Read More

PHOENIX - President Obama says American pupils spend too little time in school, putting them at a global competitive disadvantage. He's proposing longer school days and more of them. Arizona Education Association president John Wright says it's a good idea if the extra time is spent doing work that' ...Read More

PITTSBURGH - Items you'd expect to find in a landfill have, for years, been making their home in and around a stretch of Pennsylvania's Allegheny River. Now, thanks to a big effort by a lot of people, they're not there anymore. Piper Lindell, who owns Allegheny Outfitters, organized a five-day cle ...Read More

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