PNS Daily Newscast - March 27, 2020 

The U.S. now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country. Despite the pandemic, Election 2020 continues and states are making changes.

2020Talks - March 27, 2020 

3.3 million people reported being jobless last week, according to new Labor Department numbers. And Puerto Rico was supposed to hold primaries this weekend, though they pushed it back to late April, because of COVID-19.

Archive: February 25, 2011

CONCORD, N.H. - A push by some legislators to overhaul the state's pension system has many of the state's public employees crying foul. Lawmakers cite a $3.7 billion shortfall in the pension system as the reason for the overhaul, but Rick Trombly, director of public affairs for the National Educati ...Read More

HELENA, Mont. - Camping, hunting and hiking experiences in Montana would likely change if Forest Service budget cuts under the House Republican budget proposal became final, according to a former Forest Service chief who lives in Montana. Dale Bosworth is questioning the decisions because he says ...Read More

MADISON, Wis. - While the wrangling over Wisconsin's budget repair bill has made national news, one issue almost lost in the story involves the changes the bill would make to the state's Medicaid program. One out of five Wisconsinites receives services from a Medicaid-funded program, and advocates ...Read More

AUSTIN, Texas - A new study shows that information about the state's "computer take back" recycling law is hard to find - even when Texans look for it. A report from the Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund examined municipal websites, looking for information or links to information about the pr ...Read More

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A measure to stop schoolhouse bullies from harassing their gay and lesbian classmates - and those perceived as being gay - is awaiting a vote by the full state House. Kentucky already has anti-bullying laws on the books, but House Bill 370 would specifically protect schoolchildren ...Read More

PHOENIX - A new report coinciding with National Children's Dental Health Month finds little cause for celebration in Arizona. The study from the Commonwealth Fund ranks the state 50th for children's oral health. Pediatric dentists and doctors say the simple preventive step of painting toddlers' tee ...Read More

BISMARCK, N.D. - Budget cuts passed by the U.S. House of Representatives could make access to care at community health centers across North Dakota more difficult, an official says. The budget proposal cuts more than $1 billion in funding for community health centers across the country. Scot Graff, ...Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Leaders of police and firefighters' unions say the safety of those on the front lines, and possibly even Ohio citizens, would be at risk if state lawmakers pass legislation eliminating collective bargaining. Jay McDonald, president of the Fraternal Order of Police in Ohio, says pas ...Read More

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