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PNS Daily Newscast - June 20, 2019 


The Trump administration finalizes a coal-friendly emissions rule for power plants. Also on today's rundown: A new development in the debate over the 2020 Census citizenship question; and why "Juneteenth" is an encore celebration in Florida and other states.

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Public News Service - CT: Civic Engagement

PHOTO: A new state law underscores the need for drivers in Connecticut to give right of way to those not in a vehicle. Photo courtesy of Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center.

HARTFORD, Conn. – It's a new law that underscores the need for local drivers to yield the right of way to those sharing Connecticut roads on bikes, using wheelchairs and on foot. Careless drivers injure hundreds of people in the state each year, says Kelly Kennedy, executive director of Bike

PHOTO: Connecticut voters will decide an amendment question on the November ballot that could increase access to the poll. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut voters face a question when they head to the polls this November – it's a constitutional amendment to allow state lawmakers to consider new ways for voters to cast ballots. State Rep. Ed Jutila says Connecticut is currently one of only 14 states in the nat

PHOTO: A new study by the League of Women Voters of Connecticut finds the type of primary does not seem to matter, but more education is needed to boost voter turn out. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

HARTFORD, Conn. - While candidates are busy trying to persuade Connecticut resident to choose them at the ballot box in just over a month, local voting rights advocates have been studying trends to try to boost participation at the polls. According to Gloria Bent, co-president of the League of Wome

Photo: Oral arguments could come next week in a challenge to recent changes in Connecticut's campaign finance law. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

HARTFORD, Conn. – You might call it Connecticut's version of Citizen's United – and the case could be headed for oral arguments next week. The Democratic Governors Association (DGA) wants an injunction to prevent the state from enforcing campaign finance law, because the governors say

Photo: Friday is National Bike to Work Day, promoted as being good for your health and the environment. Photo credit: Alliance for Biking and Walking

HARTFORD, Conn. – It's time to check your tire pressure and pull out your helmet to join those who will be cycling to work Friday for National Bike to Work Day in Connecticut. State Sen. Beth Bye says she enjoys biking to work on a regular basis, and for those who live close to work, the eve

OHOTO: Nearly 11 thousand cyclists and pedestrians have been injured or killed on Connecticut roadways since 2006 but advocates say a new measure headed to Governor Dannel Malloy will provide a deterrent and raise awareness for local drivers to safely share the road. Photo credit: www.pedbikeimages.org/Laura Sandt

HARTFORD, Conn. – It took five years of trying, but a bill is now finally headed for the governor's signature that proponents say will protect pedestrians, cyclists and others who share the roads with motor vehicles. Kelly Kennedy, executive director of Bike Walk Connecticut, says the measure

PHOTO: Connecticut is not cost-effective turf for natural-gas

HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut may not be the most welcoming or cost-effective state for natural gas fracking, but conservation advocates are nevertheless sending an Earth Week message to ban fracking waste from entering the state. It has been a busy week for John Calandrelli, program director

PHOTO: This month, Connecticut became the 15th state to allow residents to register to vote online. Photo credit: @mlcliff

HARTFORD, Conn. - Don't wait until the summer, when you may be on vacation and miss the deadline. Thanks to a new change in state law, Connecticut residents can now register online to vote. For those who want to cast a ballot in the primary election for this year's governor's race, there's still ple

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