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: March 30, 2009

Phoenix, AZ – Arizona lawmakers face a three billion dollar budget deficit in the coming year, and one of the options being considered for dealing with the gap would eliminate funding for residential treatment of people with serious mental illnesses. Former state representative Donna Carlson ...Read More

St. Louis, MO – The sex education debate is heating up in the Show-Me State. After a 14-year decline, teen pregnancy is on the rise across the country for the second year in a row, with the rate in Missouri jumping eight percent. The executive director of Faith Aloud, Reverend Rebecca Turner ...Read More

Albany, NY — Education advocates say the tax deal reached over the weekend will avert some layoffs but it still falls billions of dollars short of what is needed. A vote could come as early as today on the plan, which would raise taxes on New Yorkers making $300,000 a year or more. Karen Sch ...Read More

Albany, NY - A coalition of merchants is mobilizing to urge key House members – in hearings this week – to go after what they call "the biggest credit card fee you've never heard of." It's known as the "interchange" fee, and it's charged to merchants. They pass along the cost, resulting ...Read More

Madison, WI - Making sure people with disabilities aren't left behind during disasters and emergencies is the focus of a new statewide project. The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD) is spearheading the Disaster and Emergency Planning Project to make sure their needs a ...Read More

Harrisburg, PA - Why do some students in Pennsylvania schools thrive, while others don't? That's a question educators and administrators from across the state hope to get answers to during a conference next week in Harrisburg. It's being put together by the Pennsylvania Learning First Alliance, made ...Read More

Des Moines, IA – Even in good economic times, many people turn to payday lenders for short-term loans, but the interest rates can run above 300 percent annually. Now in tough economic times, even more families may be tempted to take out such loans from this mostly-unregulated industry. Vict ...Read More

Richmond, VA – Gov. Tim Kaine will propose changing state law today to extend benefits to recently unemployed people seeking part-time work. The move will open the tap for $125.5 million in federal stimulus money to flow into Virginia's dangerously underfunded unemployment insurance trust. H ...Read More

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