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PNS Daily Newscast - April 2, 2020 


The Trump Administration decides Obama healthcare exchanges will not reopen - we have reaction. Plus a look a vulnerable COVID-19 population you may not have heard about.

2020Talks - April 2, 2020 


Some states this year use ranked-choice voting. What are some of the benefits during COVID-19? Plus, President Trump and former VP Biden continue to battle over the Affordable Care Act.

Public News Service - IN: Budget Policy & Priorities

Gov. Eric Holcomb's Teacher Compensation Commission will release recommendations this spring to address the teacher pay gap. (Frank Oliver/DNR/Flickr)

INDIANAPOLIS -- Gov. Eric Holcomb previewed his plans to give Indiana teachers a pay raise Tuesday night in In his 2020 State of the State address. He told lawmakers he will recommend using $250 million from the surplus in the next budget to prepay the state's obligations to the Teacher Retirement F

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says changes to SNAP work requirements will move participants toward self-sufficiency. (USDA/Flickr)

INDIANAPOLIS — Hunger-fighting groups say they're disappointed the head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture used an Indiana visit to tout cuts to food assistance programs. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue made several stops in Indianapolis on Monday, including a WorkOne Indy Trainin

Researchers say trade frictions will contribute to slower economic growth for 2020. (Adobe Stock)

INDIANAPOLIS – New research predicts both the Indiana and U.S. economies will continue to grow in 2020. The Indiana University Kelley School of Business presented its annual Business Outlook forecast in Indianapolis yesterday, which expects the national economy to expand at a rate of about 2

Indiana has an estimated $7 billion in drinking water infrastructure needs over the next 20 years. (Pexels/Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS – Water is an essential part of life, and an observance Wednesday reminds folks about the importance of protecting one of our most valuable resources. Water utilities, city leaders, civil engineers, and environmental groups are among those promoting "Imagine a Day Without Water"

About 13% of Indiana public roads are considered structurally deficient. (ITB495/Flickr)

INDIANAPOLIS — This is Infrastructure Week, and there are many ideas on the table for how to fix deteriorating infrastructure in Indiana and other states. The White House and congressional leaders are expected to meet again next week to hash out a proposed $2 trillion infrastructure improvemen

An average volume of 14 million board feet of timber annually is prescribed to be sold from Indiana state forests between 2015 and 2019. (Indiana Forest Alliance)

INDIANAPOLIS – An attempt to save acres of Indiana forests failed in the legislature this year, but Hoosiers still have the chance to voice their concerns about current timber harvest proposals. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is taking public comment on a logging plan for severa

More than 27,000 passengers took the Hoosier State train in 2017. (David Wilson/Flickr)

INDIANAPOLIS - Supporters of passenger rail service are making a last-ditch attempt to save the Hoosier State train. The four-day, Indianapolis-to-Chicago line will end operations on July 1 unless state lawmakers restore $3 million in annual funding that was cut from the upcoming biennium state bud

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

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