PNS Daily Newscast - October 24, 2018 

Trump is now accusing the Saudi’s of the “worst coverup ever.” Also on the Wednesday rundown: Marijuana legalization efforts intensify in the pre-election home stretch; and in Nevada politics – public lands underscore everything.

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Public News Service - CT: Welfare Reform

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

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

More than half the Syrian refugees heading to the United States are children. Credit: UK-DFID/Wikimedia Commons

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The U.S will admit 10,000 refugees from Syria over the next year, more than five times the number admitted in the past 12 months, but those who help resettle displaced immigrants say more could be done. About four million Syrians have fled their war-torn country and hundreds of

PHOTO: Many lower-income families may find themselves unable to afford health care if they no longer qualify for the HUSKY Health insurance plan.

JEWETT CITY, Conn. - Governor Dannel Malloy's proposed budget includes saving money by cutting 30,000 to 40,000 parents off the state's HUSKY Health program, parents who are currently at the upper end of income eligibility. According to Malloy, they could be covered starting next January by subsidiz

HARTFORD, Conn. - As families gather for the Thanksgiving weekend, there's some bad news for those who don't have homes in which to celebrate the holiday. The 2012 federal budget that funds housing programs has just been finalized, and advocates in Connecticut predict they'll have to provide more se

HARTFORD, Conn. - When Connecticut's SustiNet health care plan was passed by the legislature last year, it did not include funding for the 11-member board also created to move the program toward implementation. Now, four foundations have stepped in to provide the money for that effort, a total of $6

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