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PNS Daily Newscast - July 7, 2020 


The U.S. Supreme Court rules against rogue 2016 Electoral College voters; SBA pandemic aid goes to companies that don't pledge to save or create jobs.

2020Talks - July 7, 2020 


Biden's climate change task force is making some progress; a federal judge orders the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down; and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - MI: Livable Wages/Working Families

LANSING, Mich. - There are laws and lawsuits, rallies and protests, but still, women in the workplace make less money than their male counterparts, and the wage gap is increasing. Today is Equal Pay Day, symbolizing how far into 2011 women must work to earn what men earned just in 2010. On average,

LANSING, Mich. - When it comes to job creation in Michigan, the wind and solar energy supply chain is a generator. According to a new report from the Environmental Law and Policy Center, more than 10,000 jobs in the state are tied to the wind and solar energy sectors. (View it online at www.elpc.org

LANSING, Mich. - Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are moving to improve school lunch programs, but are getting hung up on how to pay for it. The U.S. House is poised to vote on the Child Nutrition bill, which is expected to improve the quality of food at school cafeterias and out-of-school programs. Howeve

LANSING, Mich. - "You've come a long way, baby!" The outdated 1970's cigarette slogan still rings true for contemporary women, who today celebrate Women's Equality Day and the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote and hold office. It took nearly 75 years for the Wo

LANSING, Mich. - Auto workers out of a job and empty manufacturing plants are enticing clean energy industries to take a serious look at setting up shop in the state. That includes 14 battery companies and $8 billion worth of investment so far this year. According to the State Department of Energy,

LANSING, Mich. - Equal pay for equal work laws apparently aren't serving Michigan women as intended. Tuesday is National Equal Pay Day, and statistics show Michigan ranks 43rd in the country when it comes to the wage disparity between men and women. Michigan Women's Commission Executive Director J

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The recession has been tough on many – but for older Michigan workers, it's been even tougher. The AARP Public Policy Institute reports workers ages 55 and over have endured a staggering 331 percent increase in unemployment over the last 10 years. George Correll, an AARP

LANSING, Mich. - President Obama says job creation is the new theme of his administration, and in the recent State of the State address, Gov. Granholm set it as a key goal for Michigan this year, too. Jobs seem to be on everyone's mind these days, but more experienced women in the Michigan labor poo

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