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PNS Daily Newscast - February 25, 2021 


We take you to a state where paid family leave is up for debate; Postmaster General Louis DeJoy defiant as Biden makes key appointments that could decide his fate.


2021Talks - February 25, 2021 


President Biden hails a rare moment of bipartisanship and moves to strengthen supply chains; Senate barrels forward with confirmation hearings; and Postmaster General apologizes for service delays.

Archive: November 20, 2020

Advocates would like to see Connecticut offer subsidies to help people pay for health insurance through the state marketplace. Similar programs are in place in Massachusetts, Vermont and California. (Gale Zucker/CT Health)

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HARTFORD, Conn. -- As policymakers gear up to write a state budget for the next two years, a new report has suggestions on how to expand health-care coverage to more families in Connecticut. Hundreds of thousands of people in the Nutmeg State make too much to qualify for Husky Health but still can' ...Read More

More than 18,000 children in Illinois are waiting to be adopted. (Adobe Stock)

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Like many other observances in 2020, Adoption Awareness Month in Illinois is taking place in the virtual world. Throughout the month of November, Illinoisans are being encouraged to share their connections to adoption by displaying coloring sheets in their windows created with ...Read More

West Virginia aims to reduce the number of foster children with mental-health disabilities in residential treatment to about 700 by 2024. (Adobe stock)<br /><br />

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia is on track to meet requirements handed down by the Department of Justice last year to move more foster children with mental-health issues out of institutions, in favor of community-based care. Cammie Chapman, associate general counsel at the state Department of H ...Read More

Nurses at Montefiore Hospital in New Rochelle delivered a 10-day notice of their intent to strike to hospital management. (New York State Nurses Association)

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NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- With COVID cases rising again in New York, nurses in one of the early coronavirus hotspots say conditions at their hospital are unsafe and they're threatening a two-day strike on Dec. 1. Nurses at Montefiore Hospital in New Rochelle have been negotiating for a contract for mor ...Read More

The AARP Public Policy Institute collaborated with the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University in Ohio on a new AARP Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard to track state and national data. (shishkin137/Adobe)

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CONCORD, N.H. -- More than 91,000 people have died from COVID-19 in long-term care facilities, a sobering fact to which AARP is urging policymakers to pay more attention. The group is launching a Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard to provide data about specific points of concern at the state and natio ...Read More

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