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 ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - MI: Livable Wages/Working Families

LANSING, Mich. - As many as two million adults in Michigan are helping care for a loved one while working full-time, according to a new report commissioned by Metlife, AARP, and other organizations. Nationally, it says nearly 30 percent of the U.S. adult population are caregivers. Most are relatives

LANSING, Mich. - Budget cutting has been the focus, as Michigan lawmakers try to close a multi-billion dollar deficit, but slicing and dicing is not the only way to go. Some experts suggest the answer lies in the revenue column. Bill Long is the Michigan chair of the Legislative and Social Policy

LANSING, Mich. - As Michigan struggles to figure out how to fill a huge budget hole, those looking out for the interests of children in the state say cutting early child care programs will cost the state dearly in the future. That's because many of the programs are thought to save money by interven

Lansing, MI - Many Michigan families with children facing mental health challenges are hoping lawmakers consider the long-term costs of cutting mental health services. Those advocates say the short-term budget savings will be far outweighed by the long-term cost. Jane Shank, a family advocate with

Detroit, MI - With the nation's highest unemployment rate and the auto industry struggling, Michigan feels a sense of urgency. Last week, representatives of the Obama administration spent two days in the state listening to residents' concerns. The administration will get more input from Michiganers

Lansing, MI - Equal pay for equal work is not something a Michigan woman can take to the bank. Nationally, on average, women earn only 78 cents for every dollar made by a man, doing the same job. In Michigan, the woman's pay is even lower, at 72 cents, compared to a man's. Today is "Equal Pay Day,"

Lansing, MI - With more and more people losing their jobs in Michigan, the number of people there without health care is becoming an epidemic, according to a new report from em>Families USA. Approximately 2.5 million state residents were uninsured at some point during 2007 and 2008, with two-thirds

Lansing, MI - Half of Michigan's college graduates are leaving the state within a year of finishing school, taking with them their diplomas and talent to other states for jobs. Nearly 53 percent of Michigan-native grads of the University of Michigan left the state in 2008, while at Michigan State U

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