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PNS Daily Newscast _ March 31, 2020 


Treasury and IRS say economic impact checks for COVID-19 to begin in next three weeks. And states deal with collision of coronavirus and homelessness.

2020Talks - March 31, 2020 


During the new coronavirus pandemic, many are advocating more mail-in ballots. Some say restricting voting by mail is one method of suppressing the vote.

Public News Service - FL: Youth

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - One in five Florida children comes to school hungry, even more kids are on free and reduced lunch programs, and many are just too hungry to learn. That's according to a new report from Share Our Strength, a nonprofit dedicated to ending childhood hunger. The report author surveye

GAINESVILLE, Fla - Farming in Florida is an industry worth more than $6 billion a year, and now, the state's higher education system has received some much-needed extra cash to "grow" a future crop of farmers. U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan has awarded $17 million

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Few things in life are guaranteed, but many Florida parents who want to be sure they can afford a college education for their children participate in the state's pre-paid college plan. The annual sign-up period starts today for the Florida Pre-Paid College Plan. The plan is one

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - While the U.S. House of Representatives stands ready to vote on health reform legislation, a new report finds, if passed, it would bring coverage to an additional two million Floridians by 2013, and would increase regulations that protect consumers. The report, released by Famili

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Federal regulators now have more authority to control what goes into cigarettes, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is flexing its new muscle by banning most flavored cigarettes from being made, imported, distributed or sold in the United States. Such spice flavors as clo

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - With all eyes this week on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, which is expected to act on health care reform, advocates for Florida seniors credit President Obama with playing a key role as 'myth-buster-in-chief' in his speech to a joint session of Congress. AARP Florida sta

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - As the Florida congressional delegation returns to Washington this week to re-open debate on health care reform, the Florida AFL-CIO is keeping the pressure on to pass health care reform legislation. Union spokesperson Rich Templin says the need is clear, citing a recent study th

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - As many as 1.5 million low-income, uninsured Floridians soon may be eligible for health care coverage through Medicaid, if the main proposals for reform being debated in Congress pass. That's according to a new report released by health care advocacy group Florida CHAIN. It found

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