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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2019 


President Trump asks SCOTUS to block release of his tax returns; use of the death penalty is on the decline across the country; and a push to make nutrition part of the health-care debate.

2020Talks - November 15, 2019 


Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick is officially running for president, saying he can attract more Independents and moderate Republicans than other candidates.

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Public News Service - CT: Livable Wages/Working Families

The Connecticut State Capitol building where legislators passed new state budget cuts of $233.6 million from critical programs for children and families. (John Phelan/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The budget passed by the legislature cuts investment in children and families, undermines transparency and jeopardizes future prosperity; that's the assessment of a leading child-advocacy organization. Ellen Shemitz, executive director of Connecticut Voices for Children, says o

Layoffs included speech pathologists and occupational therapists. (Birmingham Culture/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. - More than 100 state employees who work for the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services were laid off on Tuesday. The layoffs included a majority of those who work as occupational therapists and speech pathologists with people with developmental disabilities, said Jen Schn

SB 221 would allow up to 12 weeks of paid leave to care for a family member. (Borya/flickr.com)

HARTFORD, Conn. - An overwhelming majority of Connecticut voters surveyed support paid family medical leave for caregivers. One thousand voters were asked how they feel about a measure that's been introduced in the state Legislature that would allow workers to take paid time off to care for a new ch

On average, women in Connecticut are paid $10,679 a year less than men. (Cade Martin, Dawn Arlotta/public-domain-image.com)<br />

HARTFORD, Conn. - The gender wage gap is costing women in Connecticut more than $5.5 billion a year, that's one finding of a study released today. April 12 is Equal Pay Day. Nationally, women earn 79 cents for every dollar paid to men, and would have to work more than three months extra to earn th

State workers rally at the Connecticut State Capitol on Tuesday, asking lawmakers not to cut their pension and health-care benefits. (Adavyd/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. - Faced with layoffs and cuts, public safety workers are telling Connecticut legislators to find other ways to balance the state budget. "Respect Those Who Protect" is the message members of the Connecticut Public Safety Employees Coalition hope lawmakers will hear at today's rall

Closing what is known as the carried interest loophole would generate $535 million a year in tax revenue for Connecticut. (PublicDomainPictures/Pixabay)

HARTFORD, Conn. - Advocates for Connecticut's poor and people with disabilities say the state could generate more than a half-billion dollars in revenue each year by closing a loophole that benefits hedge-fund and private-equity managers. The federal government gives those very high earners a big

Low wages cost Connecticut $486 million for Medicaid and other benefits. (Benjamin G. Robinson/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut lawmakers are looking at a bill that could help recover the cost of support services for low-wage workers. The state pays more than $480 million a year in Medicaid and other benefits for workers who don't earn enough to get by at low-paying jobs. This week, the General

The bill would remove criminal history questions from job applications. (Kathryn Decker/flickr.com)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The General Assembly is considering a bill that would remove barriers to employment for people with criminal records. Most job applications have a little box to check off to indicate that an applicant has a criminal conviction, and that's usually as far as the application goes.

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