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PNS Daily Newscast - April 7, 2020 


Wisconsin holds its presidential primary today, despite late action by the governor to try to postpone it. And public assistance programs are overhauled in response to COVID-19.

2020Talks - April 7, 2020 


Today's the Wisconsin primary, although Democratic Gov. Tony Evers tried to delay by executive order. A conservative majority on the state Supreme Court blocked the delay, after the Republican Legislature previously stymied similar efforts.

Livable Wages/Working Families

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Concern over the survival of family farms during the COVID-19 crisis has spurred food policy and farm groups in the state to urge ...Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The state has overhauled its public assistance programs in response to the cascading effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Emily ...Read More
OMAHA, Neb. -- The coronavirus has put a spotlight on the heroic role played by health care workers in Nebraska and across the nation. And a new ...Read More
SEATTLE -- The coronavirus pandemic is taking a financial toll on Washington state families, but there are options to help them get through this ...Read More
DENVER -- An estimated 3.5 million Americans lost their employer-based health insurance over the past two weeks due to job losses connected to the cor ...Read More
BOSTON - Massachusetts lawmakers are considering a bill to get business interruption insurance to cover the economic losses from COVID-19, ...Read More
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota lawmakers are being asked to approve $100 million in emergency funding for people who can't pay their rent during the ...Read More
AUGUSTA, Maine - Gov. Janet Mills said at a press conference this week she would not declare an eviction moratorium for the state of Maine, ...Read More
SILVERTHORNE, Colo. -- Today is Census Day. Most homes already have received an invitation by mail to participate in the 2020 census, but invitations ...Read More
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Closures of day-care centers and schools have left parents who still have to work outside the home scrambling to arrange for child ...Read More
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