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PNS Daily Newscast - June 2, 2020 


President Trump berates governors as 'weak' amid growing racial unrest; an interfaith group sees a link between protests and climate change.

2020Talks - June 2, 2020 


Eight states plus Washington DC have primaries today, even as cities determine how to move forward in the wake of massive protests nationwide; President Trump says he'll deploy active US troops to quell them.

Public News Service - CT: Budget Policy & Priorities

ENFIELD, Conn. - Children who attend high-quality early care and education programs are more likely to graduate from high school, more likely to hold a job and less likely to need special education. It's a statement backed up by extensive research that will be discussed this weekend at the North Cen

HARTFORD, Conn. - Tax season is underway, and a new analysis from Connecticut Voices for Children compares "who pays what" according to income. The organization's study found that the richest in Connecticut pay the lowest percentage of their income in state and local taxes, and their tax rate is low

HARTFORD, Conn. - Nutmeggers who called a shelter "home" on Tuesday night were part of the annual "point-in-time" census of homeless people and families in shelters. Similar counts are being conducted nationwide this week. Connecticut's tally will provide the state with a snapshot of the issue, al

HARTFORD, Conn. - The health care reform countdown is on, and leaders of organizations in Connecticut active in the debate are calling for the Senate not to drop the ball. The Senate needs to vote soon on whether to move reform forward, and while not everyone agrees that everything in the bill is id

HARTFORD, Conn. - Budget cutting should not be the only way to dig the state out of its budget hole, according to Connecticut Voices for Children. The research group is calling for a balanced approach, after finding that 36 percent of the governor's budget cuts directly affect children. One cut, f

NORWALK, Conn. - Many economists claim the recession is over, but those on the front lines helping Connecticut families aren't seeing the evidence yet. Community Action Agencies in the state are still seeing record numbers of people needing help with heat, hunger, health and homelessness. Joe Mann,

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