PNS Daily Newscast - April 8, 2020 

COVID-19 prompts a car insurance break for some drivers. Also, a push for postal banking, and for grocery workers to be treated as first responders.

2020Talks - April 8, 2020 

Wisconsin held its primary yesterday in the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic. But a shortage of poll workers led to just five polling stations in Milwaukee instead of the usual 180.

Archive: February 26, 2013

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A bill which would give anyone in a dating relationship the ability to obtain a domestic violence protection order has cleared the Kentucky House for the third straight year. But it's not clear whether the legislation will make it out of the Senate and into law before the legislativ ...Read More

PHOTO: Gail Alexander-Wright had a heart attack at age 37.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A sharp pain or a tight feeling in the chest, and shortness of breath. By now, most of us have been briefed on the warning signs of a heart attack, but according to the American Heart Association, those are typical signs of a heart attack for men, and the signs are usually quit ...Read More

PHOTO: Sequestration could cause major cutbacks in programs such as Head Start. Image courtesy Qualistar Colorado.

DENVER - Another day, another national fiscal crisis in Congress. Lawmakers have just three days to try to come up with a plan to avoid the automatic federal spending cuts mandated by sequestration. One of the programs targeted under sequestration is Head Start. Projections show that 70,000 low-in ...Read More

PHOTO: Thousands of Maryland seniors will take part in a tele-town hall today to learn how about the availability of food assistance.

BALTIMORE - One in five older Marylanders has trouble stretching a limited budget to put food on the table. That factoid is part of the Senior Hunger Action Month designation for February, and there's a tele-town hall meeting today to explain what help is available. According to Jen Holz, outreach ...Read More

IMAGE: Ohio Governor Kasich's plan to expand Medicaid in the the state is getting broad support.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The expansion of Medicaid in Ohio is making for strange bedfellows. As part of his budget proposal, Governor John Kasich wants to take advantage of funding from the Affordable Care Act to expand Medicaid income eligibility to 138 percent of the federal poverty level. According to ...Read More

Chicago protesters compare military spending to domestic spending. Courtesy of American Friends Service Committee.

CHICAGO - The sequester is scheduled to start going into effect on Friday. According to a new White House analysis, Illinois will lose $58 million from education, and hundreds of teachers and special education assistants could lose their jobs. Republican leaders accuse the President of exaggeratin ...Read More

PHOTO: State Sen. Melisa Franzen has authored legislation (SF 254) that would raise Minnesota's food shelf funding from $2.5 million per biennium to $3.5 million per biennium.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - With record numbers of Minnesotans reaching out for help to put food on the table, a bill up for a hearing this week in the state Senate would help food pantries across the state stay stocked up. State Senator Melisa Franzen, DFL-Medina, has authored the legislation, noting that fo ...Read More

GRAPHIC:  Logo of America Saves Week.<br />Courtesy:<br />

SANTA FE, N.M. - Good things happen when Americans save. That's what the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the American Savings Education Council have found. In her House Joint Memorial to proclaim the "Year of Children's Savings Accounts" on Monday, state Representative Gail Chasey, Democrat ...Read More

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