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PNS Daily Newscast - June 22, 2018 


GOP leadership puts its efforts to fix immigration on hold. Also on the Friday rundown: Florida students take their gun control message to the Midwest; and a call for renewal of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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Public News Service - KY: Livable Wages/Working Families

A Franklin County Circuit Court judge called the passage of Senate Bill 151 a

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Matt Bevin is expected to appeal Wednesday's ruling that nixes the pension reform law passed this year. A Franklin County Circuit Court judge said the process to pass Senate Bill 151 was unconstitutional, calling it a "legislative sleight of hand." House Minority Lead

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is coming under fire for vetoing budget and revenue bills and passing a controversial pension reform bill. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Hundreds of teachers are stepping out of the classroom Friday and heading to Frankfort for the last two days of the legislative session. Dozens of Kentucky school districts are closed today, so educators can protest budget and tax bills that were vetoed earlier this week by

Acidic water runoff from coal mine land in eastern Kentucky. (Ilovemountains.org/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky's coal country could get new life under legislation on Capitol Hill. A group of concerned citizens and organizations gathers today at the Lexington office of U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to encourage his action to pass the RECLAIM Act (HR 1731). The bill would r

The budget approved by the Kentucky House calls for a 6.25 percent cut to most state agencies.<br />(Mark Goebel/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The two-year budget approved by the Kentucky House doesn't include cuts as severe as some other plans, yet some groups think it still leads the Commonwealth down the wrong path. The $22.5 million spending plan calls for a 6.25 percent budget cut for most state agencies. It w

Tax officials say scammers are constantly changing their tricks in hopes of scoring someone else's hard-earned tax refund. (frankeileon/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — As tax-filing season begins, federal and state officials are warning Kentuckians to be cautious about protecting their personal information. If thieves get their hands on your Social Security number, they can use it to try to file a false tax return and take your refund. Chr

Will the Senate wait until January to consider reauthorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program? (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – It is down to the wire for Congress to pass a long term funding bill for the Children's Health Insurance Program, and a new report shows that if lawmakers don't act soon nearly two million children, including 38,000 in Kentucky, could lose coverage in January. CHIP funding e

Health officials say some Kentuckians eligible for tax subsidies through the federal health-insurance marketplace are paying as little as $1 a month for a 2018 plan. (401(k)2012/Flickr)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentuckians who need medical insurance in 2018 have just a few more days to apply for it through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace. The open enrollment period has been 45 days shorter than last year – and it ends this Friday. John Watkins, acting executive dir

The House tax plan is expected to cost about $1.5 trillion over 10 years, as less tax revenue will be collected. (geralt/Pixabay)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – House Republican Party leaders call their tax plan a win for the American people, but some analysts argue the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act would leave Kentuckians worse off. The bill, which could come up for a vote this week, slashes corporate tax rates and modestly reduces househo

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