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PNS Daily Newscast - November 13, 2018. 


Californian’s now facing a pair of wildfires; Also on the Tuesday rundown: Higher education in New Jersey: a racial split; plus food resources still available despite the “public charge” proposal.

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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

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

Building the infrastructure for electric vehicles will be key to reducing carbon emissions from transportation. (stanvpetersen/Pixabay)

HARTFORD, Conn. — The second in a series of public listening sessions on the development of a regional clean transportation and climate initiative is taking place in Hartford today. Policy makers, business leaders and other stakeholders from seven Northeastern states and Washington, D.C., ar

Senate Bill 346 would require that repairs to leaking natural gas pipes be monitored and verified. (Lee Haywood (CC BY-SA 2.0)/Flickr)

HARTFORD, Conn. — A recent survey of Hartford streets found many more leaks in gas lines than utilities acknowledge - but a bill now in the state Senate would cut the losses. Natural gas is 97 percent methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. It also contributes to smog that triggers asthma and ot

One of four people surveyed had received fraudulent calls claiming to be from the IRS. (sabinevanerp/Pixabay)

HARTFORD, Conn. – During tax season, phone calls from criminals posing as IRS agents are on the rise – but help is available to avoid falling victim to these scams. A poll conducted by AARP found that one out of four respondents had received a fraudulent call from someone pretending to

Connecticut could save $90 million by 2032 if low-income retirees save enough to raise their retirement income by $1,000 a year. (quinntheislander/Pixabay)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut has taken an important step toward implementing its retirement security plan. The authority overseeing the payroll savings plan is searching for an executive director to establish and manage the plan. Created by the Legislature in 2016, the program will let thos

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