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PNS Daily Newscast - June 14, 2019 


Hundreds of companies urge Trump to resolve tariff dispute with China. Also on our Friday rundown: California moves closer to universal health coverage. Plus, new Gulf restoration projects – a decade after the Deepwater Horizon spill.

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Public News Service - IN: Livable Wages/Working Families

According to the grocery industry, some stores depend on purchases made with SNAP benefits for as much as half of their sales. (Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS - A plan to put work requirements on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - formerly food stamps - would cost the American economy nearly $180,000 jobs, according to a new analysis. Language requiring that able-bodied adults prove they are working or moving toward jobs to get

More than 600,000 people in Indiana rely on food assistance through SNAP to put food on the table. (USDA)

INDIANAPOLIS — With the federal government shutdown in its fourth week, state and federal leaders, along with hunger-fighting groups, are working to ensure struggling Hoosiers are able to put food on the table. Under the direction of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Indiana Family and

According to a new report on Indiana's working families, the state ranks last among the 12 Midwest states for the percentage of adults with a post-secondary degree or credential. (Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – At the turn of the century, Indiana ranked average or better than the Midwest as a whole in terms of family incomes, poverty, employment rates, union coverage, and other key indicators of stability. But according to a new report from the Indiana Institute for Working Famil

Indiana does not have a family leave system, nor does it require companies to offer paid sick time off. (Indiana Institute for Working Families)

INDIANAPOLIS — Free screenings of a new documentary on the need for paid family leave start today in Indianapolis. The film, "Zero Weeks," will screen at the Landmark Keystone Arts Cinema Thursday night at 5:30; and will then go on to several more cities, including Bloomington on August 28 a

A recent report projects the U.S. Supreme Court's Janus decision will cut wages for government employees and lead to a drop in U.S. economic activity of between $11.7 billion and $33.4 billion annually. (Flicker)

INDIANAPOLIS — On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that non-union workers can't be forced to pay so-called fair share fees to help cover the costs of collective bargaining and other work carried out by public-sector unions. The decision is widely viewed as a potentially crippling

After the school bell rings, some Indiana teachers head to a second job. (Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS – Lazy summer days are not always in the cards for Indiana school teachers. And besides working at another job during summer school break, some teachers hold down a second job during the school year. New data from the National Center for Education Statistics shows that nearly

Lower-income families often are faced with paying utility bills or buying food. (Juan Esteban Zapata)

INDIANAPOLIS – About a third of Hoosiers are often at risk of going hungry, but they aren't eligible for federal food assistance. According to the latest Map the Meal Gap report, 31 percent of state residents who are food insecure can't qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Progr

The State of Indiana considers interest rates on loans above 72 percent felony loansharking. (wa.gov)

INDIANAPOLIS — Advocates for lower-income Hoosiers are celebrating the defeat of a payday-lending bill in the Indiana Legislature. House Bill 1319, which passed in the House earlier this month, would have allowed payday lenders to charge interest on small loans at rates more than triple what

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