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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: February 12, 2009

Richmond - Virginia educators are criticizing a proposed voucher plan for autistic students that, if passed, would reduce the state's contribution to the education of these special-needs students. Members of the Virginia Education Association (VEA) argue any proposed cut to education funding should ...Read More

Harrisburg, PA - Many school districts in Pennsylvania are short-changing students with special needs, according to a study recently released by the Education Law Center of Pennsylvania. Some education groups say the solution may rest with the stimulus package being debated in Washington, D.C. The ...Read More

Madison, WI - The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) reports Wisconsinites drove a lot less in November and that has many environmentalists wondering if we've changed our driving habits for good. Most Americans drove a lot less in November of 2008 when compared with the year before. The questio ...Read More

Charleston, WV - West Virginia’s legislative session is getting underway, and lawmakers already are paying close attention to funding unemployment benefits. According to one union official, there is enough money for the moment, but continued benefits are threatened because the formula that dec ...Read More

Olympia, WA – The State Legislature is being asked in hearings this week to change a law that restricts the voting rights of tens of thousands of Washingtonians. More than 167,000 people in Washington don’t vote because prior criminal convictions prevent them from voting until they pay o ...Read More

Washington, D.C. - As CEOs from the nation's largest banks testify before Congress about the almost $200 billion in bailout money they have received, the non-partisan group Common Cause has released a report saying some banks have not used the money as it was intended. The funds were supposed to inc ...Read More

Cleveland, OH – Social service providers say the compromise lawmakers reached Wednesday on the stimulus bill won’t be enough to help Ohio’s most-vulnerable citizens. The new deal offers much less money than the version approved in the house, leaving out $25 billion in discretionary ...Read More

Albany, NY — The economic math is not good for New York schools, according to new data that shows 64 percent of districts face cuts of $15,000 per classroom. The result could be larger class sizes and fewer math, reading and after-school programs, according to a per-classroom analysis of Gover ...Read More

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