Public News Service - Social Issues

Gov. Spitzer is facing the wrath of welfare reformers and state legislators. The dispute was sparked by his last-minute veto of a bill that would ...Read More
Congressman Kucinich's office in Keene can expect a visit from health care voters today. Representatives of New Hampshire for Health Care are ...Read More
Children's advocates are applauding this week's U.S. House vote to renew and expand a program that provides health insurance for millions of kids ...Read More
You can't spell respect without E-S-P, as in educational support professional. That's the message today as more than 1,000 ESPs gather in Memphis to ...Read More
More Washington students may get the chance to go to college. The House and the Senate have passed a bill that gives the biggest increase in college ...Read More
A 20-member state legislative commission begins work today on a plan to end poverty in Minnesota. Sen. John Marty, co-chairman, Legislative Committee ...Read More
It could be a sign of things to come. A mall renovation in Kanawha City is the first step in an effort by West Virginia unions to invest in local ...Read More
South Dakota has fallen to 30th place in the 2007 KIDS COUNT report that ranks states on their ability to address the wellbeing of children. Carole ...Read More
As lawmakers negotiate the final state budget, farmers and food lovers are watching closely. On the table is the "Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin" budget ...Read More
North Dakota state employees may find "a little something extra" in their paychecks starting Wednesday. After years of trying, the state Public ...Read More
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