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PNS Daily Newscast - May 25, 2018 


President Trump scraps planned talks with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Also on our Friday rundown: California lawmakers support and emergency hotline for foster kids; and boating is a booming business in states like Minnesota.

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Public News Service - MN: Budget Policy & Priorities

St. Paul, MN – A proposal to provide compensation to victims of disasters, including those in the I-35 bridge collapse, is getting support from the legal community. Joe Crumley with the Minnesota Association for Justice says current law limits the state's liability to $1 million for all claims

St. Paul, MN – The U.S. Senate gets down to business on a new, five-year Farm Bill today. Minnesota will have a big say in the outcome, since both Senators serve on the Agriculture Committee. The bill covers everything from subsidies to nutrition to energy policy to conservation. Mark Schultz,

St. Paul, MN/Washington D.C. – Both Minnesota Senators are backing a blueprint to battle global warming. A bill being called "America's Climate Security Act" would require power plants and vehicles to reduce greenhouse gases by 70 percent by 2050. Gary Botzek with the Minnesota Conservation Fe

Lyons, NE – Minnesota's Senators are gearing up for debate over a new U.S. Farm Bill this week, and their participation on the Agriculture Committees in Congress could give them a big say in the process. One major issue is subsidies to mega-farms, at the expense of family farms. Chuck Hasseb

St. Paul, MN – Six of Minnesota's eight members of Congress voted to overturn the President's veto of a children's health insurance program, as did a majority in the U.S. House on Thursday. However, they didn't reach the required two-thirds majority. One of those voting to overturn was Represe

St. Paul, MN – New Minnesota employment numbers are raising eyebrows. The September jobless rate rose to 4.9 percent, which is above the national average of 4.7 percent. Diane O'Brien with the Minnesota A.F.L.-C.I.O. says the state used to be an economic leader -- but now, it's a follower. "

Minneapolis, MN – A coalition of Minnesota agriculture groups wants the new U.S. Farm Bill, now being hammered out in Congress, to better encourage competition. Spokesman Dennis Olson, senior policy analyst for the Minnesota-based Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, says current polici

St. Paul, MN - A plan to provide 1.5 million new housing units for low-income families is halfway through Congress. The U.S. House has approved the "National Affordable Housing Trust Fund." Chip Halbach, with the Minnesota Housing Partnership, says it would have a big impact in Minnesota. "It would

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