PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 

It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 

Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - OH: Budget Policy & Priorities

Ohio's Congressional delegation has the week off for the Independence Day holiday, and when they go back to work on Monday, they'll face an issue with implications for the state's budget. Congress is negotiating a new version of the Children's Health Insurance Program, called "S-CHIP," and Bill Ben

Children's advocates say Ohio kids have a lot to smile about in the state budget, and with one last hurdle to clear this week, they're hoping for continued bipartisan support for things like child care, after school programs, and early child education. The budget includes a $20 million boost for a

The State Senate released its budget plan yesterday, and while the higher education plan has grabbed the most attention, observers say there are also key provisions for seniors, health care, and the environment. Bill Sundermeyer with AARP-Ohio says he's glad to see full funding for the Ohio "Passp

Christian, Jewish, and Muslim clergy from around Ohio are gathering in Columbus today to meet with lawmakers. Over 70 clergy are calling for what they call "moral priorities" in the state budget, which would mean more help for the state's working poor, including health care, housing and education.

Ohio may be turning greener, and not just because it's springtime. An unprecedented coalition of over 60 farm, fishing, and conservation groups are joining together today to lay out their top priorities for lawmakers. Bill DeMora with the Ohio League of Conservation Voters says there are "green"

President's Day is for more than furniture sales, according to an Ohio coalition of community groups and nonprofit organizations. They're calling on Congress to "repair" President Bush's federal budget. The group says the White House budget shows misplaced priorities, including more tax cuts for

A blueprint for Ohio's economy released today calls on the incoming governor and state lawmakers to make key investments in education, infrastructure, and alternative energy. Report author Amy Hanauer with Policy Matters Ohio says the state has a history of smart long-term planning, but Ohio is no

Columbus, OH - The holiday season is traditionally the biggest time of year for charitable giving, and nonprofit experts say there are lots of worthy causes, both around the world and in Ohio. Matthew de Galan of international relief group Mercy Corps says making a contribution in someone's name

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