PNS Daily News - November 22, 2019 

President Trump signs a spending bill to avert a government shutdown; it's deadline day for cities to opt out of a federal opioid settlement; and a new report says unsafe toys still are in stores.

November 22, 2019 

Affordable housing legislation was introduced in Congress yesterday, following the first debate questions about housing. Plus, Israeli PM Bibi Netanyahu was indicted for fraud, bribery, and breach of trust, just days after the Trump administration’s policy greenlighting Israeli settlement of the West Bank. And finally, former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg continues his slow and steady potential entry into the race.

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Archive: April 7, 2009

Sioux Falls, SD – There was little fanfare but lots of support when state policymakers approved, and Gov. Mike Rounds signed, House Bill 1123. For many South Dakota families, the new law will literally mean food on the table. South Dakota was one of 13 states that still prevented certain fel ...Read More

Des Moines, IA – The Iowa Supreme Court's decision last week to overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage has sparked a firestorm of controversy - at least, for now. But will it still be an issue on everyone's lips by the next election? Since the decision, there's been an outcry to change ...Read More

Philadelphia, PA - The drinking water of two out of three Pennsylvanians is at risk, unless new legislation to protect the nation's water quality finds its way to the President's desk to be signed into law. That's the view of the advocacy group Clean Water Action, which supports a Clean Water Restor ...Read More

Phoenix, AZ – One of the groups hardest hit by state budget cuts is Arizona's foster families. In March, they received news of a 20-percent cut to the program's basic funding, and money provided for diapers, school supplies and clothing will be reduced by half. However, in a new survey of fost ...Read More

Salem, OR – More than a million Oregonians are without health insurance, and some will be on the State Capitol steps on Wednesday, April 8, to tell lawmakers it's time to start voting on reforms to Oregon's healthcare system. At a "Health Care Action Day" rally, a coalition of consumer and se ...Read More

Nashville, TN – Electing judges is being judged a bad idea by the Tennessee Association for Justice. Today, a legislative hearing will be held to consider putting the state's appellate and Supreme Court justices on the ballot, rather than appointing them. The judicial jobs are currently fille ...Read More

Helena, MT – Budget knives have been unsheathed in the Montana Senate Finance and Claims Committee, with cuts being considered both for public schools and state agencies. The threatened cutbacks have surprised the organization that represents public school professionals and government employee ...Read More

St. Paul, MN – From Binghamton, New York, to Oakland, California, the recent rash of deadly shootings that has made headlines across the country also has 'fired up' the public debate over access to firearms. According to Heather Martens, executive director of Citizens for a Safer Minnesota, t ...Read More

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