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PNS Daily Newscast - March 27, 2020 


The U.S. now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country. Despite the pandemic, Election 2020 continues and states are making changes.

2020Talks - March 27, 2020 


3.3 million people reported being jobless last week, according to new Labor Department numbers. And Puerto Rico was supposed to hold primaries this weekend, though they pushed it back to late April, because of COVID-19.

Public News Service - NM: Social Justice

Santa Fe - Time is running out on a bill that would abolish the death penalty in New Mexico. The measure passed the legislature last week and Governor Bill Richardson is expected to announce today his decision whether or not to sign it into law. If he does, it would make the state only the second

Albuquerque, NM - They say it's time for change now in U.S. immigration enforcement policy: concerned New Mexico groups are among thousands of people signed on to a letter to President Obama asking for drastic alterations. Jo Ann Gutierrez Bejar with the Southwest Organizing Project says even famili

Santa Fe, NM - "You use our money, you play by our rules." That principle will be considered by the New Mexico state Board of Finance when it votes today on new rules for Tax Increment Financing, a tool that allows real estate developers to receive some of the tax revenue from a development for up t

Albuquerque -The recently-approved federal economic stimulus package is inadequate and could even have a negative impact on New Mexico, according to a new report. The Fiscal Policy Project of New Mexico Voices for Children says the state's government could lose $27 million in revenue because of the

Clovis, NM – With the slogan 'clean, but not mean,' concerned citizens in Clovis are saying the state's clean energy program is all very well, but authorities had better be sure a planned ethanol plant does not harm a minority neighborhood. Bruce Frederick, a lawyer with the New Mexico Enviro

Albuquerque, NM – Tonight, the nation turns its ears toward the issue of immigration, and to the Land of Enchantment. Albuquerque plays host to a town hall meeting on the topic that will be broadcast on radio stations across the country. Santa Fe Mayor David Coss and members of New Mexico's im

Las Cruces, NM – Living near the border can give residents a "borderline" trust of local police, according to a local civil rights group. Sheriff's deputies in Otero and Doña Ana Counties are now carrying out immigration raids in New Mexico's border towns, a job that used to be done by fe

Permission to unionize for those who don’t really supervise is the goal of a bill recently introduced in Congress. The so-called “RESPECT” Act would reverse a decision by the National Labor Relations Board that prevents thousands of New Mexico workers from joining a union by recla

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