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PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 


Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  


The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Public News Service - KY: Livable Wages/Working Families

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - There are plenty of Kentuckians making too little, facing bankruptcy, and just plain struggling to make ends meet. That's the gist of a new scorecard published by the economic-policy agency Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), measuring the financial security of families

FRANKFORT, Ken. - New numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau show the national poverty rate at an 11-year high. The group, Community Action Kentucky, puts some of the blame on what is known as predatory lending; the practice by some lenders to impose abusive and unfair terms on typically low-income bor

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Nearly 30,000 Kentucky children do not have a place to call "home" each year, according to a new report on child homelessness from the National Center on Family Homelessness. Kentucky comes in 42nd in the state-by-state report, which means only a few states face problems more severe

PADUCAH, Ky. - With the President's health care reform proposal still before Congress as lawmakers are concerned about the cost, some AARP members aren't waiting, among them Kentuckian Melba Ray. It was 1959 and Dwight D. Eisenhower was President when Ray last visited the national Capitol. This we

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky Coalition for Responsible Lending, representing 45 interest groups, is asking the state General Assembly to enact legislation that would cap interest rates on so-called payday loans at 36 percent. Kip Bomar of Community Action Kentucky says families need protection from

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Insider information for Kentucky job hunters today: AARP is offering free tips and tricks for applying for local federal government jobs. The federal government added more than 130,000 new employees nationwide last year, and jobs are being filled this year at agencies such as the S

BEREA, Ky. - The cost of coal mining to the state of Kentucky outweighs the benefits, according to a new study from the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED), which finds that in 2006 coal mining cost the state 115 million dollars more in subsidies and expenditures than was

Frankfort, KY - Governor Steve Beshear will recall Kentucky lawmakers to the Capitol June 15 to deal with a $996 million shortfall in the state's general fund budget for the new fiscal year that begins July 1. The gap of almost a billion dollars is the largest in modern Kentucky history and will lik

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