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PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 


Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  


The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Public News Service - CA: Livable Wages/Working Families

Still working for peanuts? The Fight for $15 movement is set to rally tomorrow with a

LOS ANGELES — The election that gave Republicans control of the White House and both houses of Congress isn't stopping the grassroots "Fight for $15" movement, which is sponsoring what it calls a "National Day of Disruption" on Tuesday. The group is planning rallies and workers will particip

The federal government just issued new rules to make prepaid credit cards more consumer-friendly.(Ricardo Quinto/Center for Responsible Lending)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Consumer groups are praising the new rules on prepaid credit cards just released by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The regulation goes into effect next fall and will make prepaid card issuers follow many of the same rules that apply to credit cards. G

Ed Jaramillo, left, president of the Peralta Federation of Teachers, and Al Young, right, manned a table at a Prop. 55 event at Laney College in Oakland on Tuesday. (Fred Glass/Calif. Federation of Teachers)

OAKLAND, Calif. - The campaign promoting Proposition 55 is ramping up, with supporters taking to the phone banks, walking the precincts and holding campus events, including one on Tuesday at Laney College in Oakland. Prop 55 would keep the temporary state income-tax increase in place for wealthy Ca

Several health-care bills that promise greater protections for consumers face key decisions in Sacramento this week. (liljoel/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Several bills aimed at protecting health-care consumers face do-or-die votes this week in Sacramento. Today, the State Assembly Appropriations Committee hears Senate Bill 1010, which would force drug companies to justify significant prescription-drug price hikes and give notice

The End Poverty Now: March for Economic Justice takes place Monday outside the RNC in Cleveland.(End Poverty Coalition)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - 341 California Republicans, delegates and alternates, are in Cleveland for the start of the Republican National Convention. On their hour-long commute from their hotel, they'll undoubtedly see some protesters. One of those protests is expected to involve thousands of people for

Laiseng Saechao from the Asian Pacific Environmental Network speaks at a press conference Wednesday announcing the

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - More than two dozen California progressive organizations announced Wednesday they're forming a new coalition called the "Building the California Dream Alliance." The groups advocate for many different issues ranging from gender equity, environmental justice, workers' rights, imm

The California Senate Judiciary Committee passed four bills on Tuesday to limit abuses in mandatory arbitration. (gvictoria/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - If you have a credit card or a job, have ever seen a doctor or needed a nursing home, you've probably signed an arbitration agreement that requires you to give up the right to sue, and go through mediation in the event of a dispute. On Tuesday, the California Senate Judiciary

Today is Equal Pay Day, highlighting the fact that California women make 84 cents to a man's dollar, and the wage gap is even larger for women of color. (sri-graphics/iStockphoto)

SAN FRANCISCO - It's Equal Pay Day, April 12, which means women have to work about 16 months to earn the same amount of money that men make in 12 months. A new report from the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, women in California make almost 16 percent less than men - which is better than t

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