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PNS Daily Newscast - November 16, 2018 


Winter Storm Avery takes lives puts the brakes on commutes across the Northeast. Also on our Friday rundown we continue our reporting on a first-of-its-kind report calls for better policies for children living in foster care; plus got gratitude this holiday season? It could benefit your health.

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Public News Service - CT: Poverty Issues

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,

The program delivers prescription medications directly to participants through the mail. (bluebudgie/Pixabay)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Low-income people who are HIV positive can now get their medications delivered to their door free of charge. The Community Renewal Team, based in Hartford, has joined with a pharmacy to launch a new program that can help those who may have trouble getting to the drugstore t

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

The annual

HARTFORD, Conn. – Sustained temperatures well below freezing can be life-threatening to Connecticut's homeless population, but warming centers are open. When temperatures are this low, anyone who has no heat or shelter is in trouble. Even for those who have a home, a broken furnace, a burst

A permanent connection with a caring adult is important for a young person's development. (Free-Photos/Pixabay)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Positive interactions with the child-welfare system can be particularly critical for adolescents, according to a recent report. Discussions of foster care and interventions by social services often focus on younger children. But the report from the Jim Casey Youth Opportuni

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