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PNS Daily Newscast - November 13, 2018. 


Californian’s now facing a pair of wildfires; Also on the Tuesday rundown: Higher education in New Jersey: a racial split; plus food resources still available despite the “public charge” proposal.

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Public News Service - CT: Social Justice

The share of family income that Connecticut's poorest pays in property taxes is 13 times higher than what the top 1 percent of earners pays. (schuldnerhilfe/Pixabay)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – When it comes to paying taxes, being poor in Connecticut is very expensive – at least, that's the finding of a new report. The report, by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy and Connecticut Voices for Children, found the state's lowest-income earners pay 41

Connecticut has the third highest cost of incarceration in the nation. (TayebMEZAHDIA/pixabay)

HARTFORD, Conn. – People who've spent time in Connecticut jails and prisons are asking the state to invest in opportunities for all instead of incarceration. The leaders of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Campaign for Smart Justice know what having a criminal record does to the ab

Nelson Omar Rosales Santos, center, his wife and three children. (Photo courtesy the Rosales Santos family)

HARTFORD, Conn. — Immigrant-rights advocates are calling a judge's deportation order a de-facto death sentence. Nelson Omar Rosales Santos has a wife and children who are U.S. citizens. He has no criminal record and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service has approved his application fo

Other New England states are ahead of Connecticut in restoring voting rights to people in the criminal justice system. (landrachuk/Pixabay)

HARTFORD, Conn. – A bill to restore the vote to thousands of Connecticut residents is getting a hearing Thursday in the General Assembly. The Government Administration and Elections Committee is hearing testimony on HB 5418. If passed the bill would give some 4,000 people who are in custody

For foster children, every change in placement is a major upheaval. (MorningbirdPhoto/Pixabay)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Young people met with state legislators in Hartford on Tuesday to push for reforms that could help children in foster care. For children, every move to a new foster home or group facility is a major upheaval, requiring adjustments to new rules, new routines and new expectat

Troopers allegedly discussed making up charges as a camera recorded their voices. (Hans/Pixabay)

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut State Police are refusing media requests for copies of documents from internal investigations of a trooper and two sergeants accused of fabricating charges. The investigation centered on the 2015 arrest of an East Hartford man who was recording the encounter on his c

Some police departments did not report racial profiling data until threatened with sanctions. (WestportWiki/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Civil-liberties advocates want the General Assembly to do more to ensure the public can hold police accountable. In 2014, the state passed a law mandating that all police agencies make their complaint forms available online and accept anonymous complaints. But, an ACLU repo

Nationally, African American children are six times more likely to have a parent in jail than are white children. (Amanda Mills/pixnio.com)

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Mass incarceration of African Americans has contributed significantly to the racial achievement gap in the nation's schools, according to a recent report. The so-called war on drugs vastly expanded the U.S. prison population. But while African Americans are no more likely to sel

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