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PNS Daily Newscast - May 22, 2019 


An internal IRS memo is reported to contradict the administration’s stand on refusing to supply Trump’s tax returns. Also, on our Wednesday rundown: Missouri’s governor prepares to sign a restrictive abortion bill. And guess which state is agitating for an end to annoying robocalls?

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Archive: January 31, 2019

The proposed work-reporting requirement would affect families with annual incomes below $21,000. Opponents say that's primarily parents and caregivers. (Bobbylove/Twenty20)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As many as 68,000 Tennesseans would be affected by a proposal to require parents who now receive Medicaid to demonstrate that they're working at least 20 hours a week, according to a new report. The report from the Tennessee Justice Center and the Georgetown University Cen ...Read More

The American Lung Association reports that a 78 percent increase in the use of vaping products in 2018 helped increase the Arizona smoking rate to 15.6 percent. (LindsayFox/WikimediaCommons)

PHOENIX – An annual survey of tobacco use is out this week, and it shows that the rate of smoking in Arizona is up over the past year. The "State of Tobacco Control" report from the American Lung Association gives the state mostly failing grades for its lack of anti-tobacco policies and fund ...Read More

Clad in their signature red vests, members of AARP South Dakota shared their priorities with Gov. Kristi Noem, front row center, during Lobby Day at the State Capitol. (aarp.org/sd)

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota seniors were not shy in letting their elected officials know what's important to them during this year's AARP Lobby Day at the State Capitol. More than 100 volunteer advocates representing the organization's 110,000 members braved frigid temperatures to visit with ...Read More

Nebraska workers could be eligible for up to 12 weeks of paid family leave to care for a newborn child, if lawmakers approve LB 311. (Pixabay)

LINCOLN, Neb. – Just 16 percent of Nebraska workers currently have access to paid family and medical leave, but a new bill making its way through the state Legislature would create a statewide insurance pool to allow nearly all workers to be with family when health issues arise. Tiffany Seib ...Read More

Siting wind farms in developed areas such as agricultural land can avoid impacts on wildlife habitat. (Barmac53/pixaby)

ALBANY, N.Y. – Conservationists say the push to expand clean, renewable energy sources is a top priority, but it needs to be done in a way that protects wildlife. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Green New Deal proposes more than doubling large scale, land based wind farms and almost quadrupling the stat ...Read More

Illinois ranks 12th nationally for the size of its foreign-born population. (yesidvargas/Twenty20.com)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois' economy could become a casualty should negotiations fail in Washington on U.S. immigration policy. While the state is 12th nationally for the size of its foreign-born population, new data from personal finance site WalletHub ranks Illinois 8th for the economic ...Read More

Statistics show the pay gap compounds as people age, and women over 65 get an average of $234 less per week than men from Social Security. (Brian A. Jackson/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The issue of equal pay for equal work is front and center in Congress this week as House Democrats reintroduced the Paycheck Fairness Act. It comes 10 years after President Barack Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which modernized and improved on the Equal P ...Read More

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