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PNS Daily Newscast - September 23, 2020 


U.S. COVID-19 deaths double in last 4 months as total tops 200,000; poll workers in short supply as Texas registers a record number of voters.


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Mitt Romney supports putting a Supreme Court nominee to a vote. Plus, $20 million raised so far to pay court fees, fines for returning citizens to vote after being incarcerated.

Public News Service - NE: Campaign Finance Reform/Money in Pol

A current initiative gathering signatures for the November ballot would ban lobbyists, elected officials, party leaders, current and former political candidates or their family members from serving on independent citizens commission charged with redrawing voting district maps. (Pixabay)

LINCOLN, Neb. -- The COVID-19 health emergency has created new challenges for proponents of a ballot initiative that aims to put an independent citizens commission in charge of drawing voting district maps. With people avoiding contact at grocery stores, and big gatherings postponed indefinitely,

Nebraska state Sen. Ernie Chambers, I-Omaha, plans to introduce a bill that would prohibit candidates from transferring campaign donations to other candidates. (Hollywata/Flicker)

LINCOLN, Neb. – It's been nine years since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its landmark Citizens United decision, and grassroots groups in Nebraska are still struggling to limit the influence of money in politics. Jack Gould, issues chairman for the advocacy group Common Cause Nebraska, s

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