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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2018 


Lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested on a domestic violence charge. Also on the Thursday rundown: More testimony on Ohio's "anti-protest" bill; and we'll take you to the Dakotas to celebrate American Education Week.

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Public News Service - OH: Livable Wages/Working Families

Gov. John Kasich's JobsOhio program says it has produced more than $6 billion in new revenue from created jobs. (Ohio.gov)

By Emma Keating / Broadcast version by Mary Schuermann Reporting for the Kent State-Ohio News Connection Collaboration No matter who wins the governor’s race in the midterm election, experts say JobsOhio is probably here to stay. The job creation program, developed by Gov. John Kasich in 20

A new report says 14 percent of all Ohio households struggle to afford food. (@debb_a/Twenty20.com)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Buckeye State is making modest gains in reducing its poverty rate, but millions of Ohioans still struggle to make ends meet. According to the Ohio Poverty Snapshot released this week, 1.5 million people in the state remain in poverty and 3.5 million are considered near that lev

Only nine out of 100 families receiving support from the Ohio Works First program have income beyond cash assistance. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio has a $500 million reserve available in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, and a new report examines the reasons for the surplus. It also suggests ways the state can better support struggling Ohioans. Over the past decade, said Brie Lusheck, a public-po

Full-time working Ohio women earn about $6,500 less annually than their male counterparts. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – An annual look at how workers in Ohio are faring finds their paychecks were slightly higher in 2017, but the growth in pay is not as strong as it's been in the past. Policy Matters Ohio's new "State of Working Ohio" report shows the unemployment rate of 5 percent is very low

The U.S. Supreme Court overturned a 1977 ruling that found unions can collect fees for non-political work that benefits all workers. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision Wednesday that will likely deliver a financial blow to public employee unions – and some groups say Ohio working families also will suffer. In a 5-to-4 vote, the high court ruled that non-union workers can't be forced to pa

Some military experts say clean energy creates an opportunity for the United States to enhance relationships with other countries. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Top retired military brass stopped in Ohio this week to encourage continued innovations in advanced energy technologies in both the state and the country. Retired Vice Adm. Lee Gunn was among those meeting with business and political leaders in Cleveland to discuss why Ameri

Researchers say some policy provisions are making it difficult for Ohio to embrace clean energy opportunities. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new report paints a picture of what a prosperous energy future could mean for the Buckeye State. The research released Tuesday was drawn from the insight and experiences of leaders in the areas of business, politics, labor, education and research. The Great Lakes Energy

Nearly 1.5 million Ohioans rely on SNAP assistance to purchase food. (USDA)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Historic changes to one of the nation's foremost anti-hunger programs will be debated today in the U.S. House Agriculture Committee. After its release just last week, the House of Representatives' version of the 2018 Farm Bill is expected to move swiftly through the House, which is

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