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PNS Daily Newscast - June 26, 2019 


Mueller to testify in open session; migrant children returned to troubled detention center; plus ending the school-to-prison pipeline, and seeking justice for Native Americans killed at Wounded Knee.

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Public News Service - CT: Poverty

The minimum wage bill, signed last week, will raise pay for 330,000 Connecticut workers. (govnedlamont/instgram.com)

HARTFORD, Conn. – With Connecticut set to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, labor organizers now are setting their sights on making further gains for low-wage workers. Now that Gov. Ned Lamont has signed the legislation, Connecticut's minimum wage will go up to $11 an hour in October, a

Last year, more than 111,000 people in Connecticut bought insurance through the Affordable Care Act. (Alterio Felines/pixabay)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Hundreds of thousands in Connecticut could lose health-care coverage completely if the Affordable Care Act is overturned, according to health-care advocates. This week the Trump administration sided with a federal court judge in Texas who ruled the entire law that gave mill

More than 24,000 Connecticut children still have no health-insurance coverage. (Jacob Sippel/U.S. Navy)

HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut is providing quality health care to more than 330,000 children but could reach more, according to a new report. The report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families ranked the state 12th in the nation for the rate of children covered by its HUSKY

Homelessness in Connecticut has decreased by 25 percent since 2007. (sinzicraciun0/Pixabay)

HARTFORD, Conn. – A federal report released this week says homelessness increased more than 17 percent in Connecticut this year, but housing advocates say the raw numbers don't tell the whole story. The Department of Housing and Urban Development report counted almost 4,000 people as being h

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

When parents lose health insurance, their children often become uninsured as well. (pexels)

HARTFORD, Conn. – An estimated 21,000 more Connecticut residents lacked health insurance in 2017 than in the year before, according to a new report. The report from Connecticut Voices for Children analyzes newly released data from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey. Rachel Silbe

Voters 50 and older are the most powerful and reliavle voting bloc in Connecticut. (silviarita/pixabay)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Retirement security and support for family caregivers are top issues for one of Connecticut's largest and most reliable voting blocs, voters 50 and older. A survey conducted for AARP Research found that more than three-quarters of older voters want state legislators to wor

Medicaid covers 70 percent of nursing home residents in Connecticut. (agilemktg1/pixabay)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Medicaid plays an important role in Connecticut's economy, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. The policy brief points out that HUSKY, Connecticut's Medicaid program, provides health insurance to 1 in 5 state residents,

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