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PNS Daily Newscast - August 13, 2020 


Minutes after Biden selected Harris as VP, she throws first punch at Trump; teachers raise their hands with safety concerns.


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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris make their first public appearance as running mates. President Trump calls Georgia's Marjorie Taylor Greene a GOP "star," despite her support for conspiracy theory QAnon.

Public News Service - IN: Campaign Finance Reform/Money in Pol

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

Teachers charge that Indiana schools are under threat by a powerful lobbying group. (Chicago Federation of Labor)

INDIANAPOLIS - A statehouse rally today is calling attention to efforts to reform education in Indiana. According to the state's teachers' union, that means using taxpayer money to fund private-school vouchers and charter schools at the expense of children who attend public school. The protest is a

Gerrymandering might be minimizing both competition and voter turnout in Indiana legislative races. Credit: Massimo Catarinella/morguefile.com

INDIANAPOLIS - Some groups are hopeful Indiana will follow the lead of its neighbor and take steps to prevent gerrymandering. Ohio voters this month approved changes to the way its legislative districts are drawn, and a study committee in Indiana is examining what can be done here. Debbie Asberry,

PHOTO: Five years after the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, Indiana has made no reforms to its campaign finance and disclosure laws. Photo credit: Daderot/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - It's been five years since the Supreme Court's decision in the "Citizens United" case paved the way for unlimited corporate spending in elections. The court ruled that restricting campaign spending by outside groups is unconstitutional because it hinders their freedom of speech. Many

INDIANAPOLIS – According to a new survey, a majority of Republicans, Independents and Democrats agree they'd like Congress to work on an energy policy that supports renewable energy, protects public health and promotes energy independence. The survey was commissioned by the nonprofit, nonpart

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