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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 - MI: Livable Wages/Working Families

Lansing, MI - With Michigan's December unemployment rate stretching into double-digits, the concern now shifts to how well the state's safety nets are holding up. The president and CEO of the Michigan League for Human Services, Sharon Parks, says the state's ability to help people has been comprom

Detroit, MI - A large-scale, green economic plan could improve Michigan's struggling economy, make buildings more energy efficient, and create tens of thousands of jobs - but only if it becomes a reality. It's part of a plan from the Center for American Progress that includes a two-year national g

Lansing, MI – The nation's economic slowdown is affecting people of all ages -- including seniors. A new AARP survey of those in the 45-plus set shows one-third are worried about making rent or mortgage payments in the coming year. In addition, about half of the survey respondents say they don

Lansing, MI - More than $3 billion is expected to come to cash-strapped Michigan to help the state budget, bolster the social safety net, and make infrastructure improvements to roads, bridges and schools. It's part of President-elect Barack Obama's proposed $775 billion economic stimulus package.

Lansing, MI - When the Michigan legislature resumes work after the first of the year, it will be looking at a budget deficit expected to reach $400 million by September 30th - the end of the state's fiscal year. Governor Jennifer Granholm has promised not to raise taxes, as was done last year, to

Southfield, MI - The economic downturn has some insurance companies trying to make up for losses by using hardball tactics with their customers. A new report from the American Association of Justice details ways some firms are acting: denying legitimate claims, delaying payments, and using credit sc

Lansing, MI – The economic downturn is prompting Michigan, like many states, to cut spending in order to deal with its budget shortfall. This leaves states in a no-win situation, according to Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. Baker believes the federal go

Lansing, MI – The "Food Stamp Challenge" can be dangerous to your health. Thousands of Michiganians have been taking that challenge to learn what it's like to live on a food budget of about six dollars a day. Maxine Thome, executive director of the National Association of Social Workers - Mi

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