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PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2020 


Govt. Accountability Office rules that Trump administration violated federal law on aid to Ukraine; and racial disparities in health care.

2020Talks - January 17, 2020 


Just a couple weeks out from the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, four Senators are being pulled off the campaign trail for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Public News Service - CA: Livable Wages/Working Families

New research says money that could have helped to build roads, pay down the federal deficit and better fund social programs instead has padded corporate bottom lines after 2017 tax reforms. (Pawankawan/Morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif - Last year, the federal government took in $79 billion fewer corporate tax dollars than it would have before the 2017 Trump tax reforms took effect, according to a new report. Researchers with the nonprofit Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy evaluated the profits of 279 F

New state subsidies are available on CoveredCA this year to make health insurance more affordable for 90% of families. (Pamela Moore/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – This Sunday is the deadline for people to sign up for Covered California health insurance and have the coverage begin on Jan. 1. Starting in 2020, the state will require everyone to get coverage or pay a penalty. Rachel Linn Gish, director of communications for the adv

Workers at Antelope Valley Community College recently won a five-year battle with their community college district over work schedules and overtime pay. (Bob Riha)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A victory in court for workers at Antelope Valley Community College could have major statewide implications. Workers challenged a district decision to change their work schedules without having them vote on it as outlined in their contract. The Public Employment Relation

California ranks 36th in the nation for quality of education. (Andy Dean/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California schools have far too few teachers and other adults on K-12 campuses, and children’s education is suffering. That’s according to a new report from the nonprofit group Children Now. Researchers compared a typical high school, Gunderson High in San Jo

The Skaggs family of Rancho Cucamonga had to get by without paid family leave when their daughter and newborn son became gravely ill. (Rob Skaggs)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A group of "dadvocates" from California and around the country will converge on Washington, D.C., today, meeting with lawmakers to press for federal paid family leave. As things stand, when a child is born or a family member is sick, in most states companies do not have

Most of California's 300,000 teachers are not part of the state disability insurance system, and do not receive automatic paid maternity leave. (VadimGuzhva/Adobestock)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Teachers are speaking out in favor of a bill that would grant them and other classified employees six weeks of paid time off for pregnancy, miscarriage, childbirth and recovery. Many of these educators have to use their sick time because they don't pay into the state dis

Public banks in Germany have been credited with fueling that nation's green economy.(RLTheis/Twenty20)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California may have a new type of bank by next year – the result of a bill signed yesterday by Gov. Gavin Newsom that sets up rules for the creation of public banks. The new financial institutions would be owned by and would primarily serve public agencies –

Tourism to the U.S. from Mexico and China are down this year. (Scott S./Morguefile)

LOS ANGELES � For travelers from other countries looking for vacation spots, the United States may no longer be top of mind. A new report blames President Donald Trump's policies for hurting international tourism to the U.S. The study cited what it called the �Tru

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