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PNS Daily Newscast - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign for president. And COVID-19 is ravaging the black community in some areas, including Milwaukee.

2020Talks - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drops out of the race for president, though he assured supporters yesterday his movement will continue. A federal judge ruled this week a lawsuit in Florida awaiting trial will apply to all people with former felony convictions, not just the 17 plaintiffs.

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

Portland, OR – Oregon has some work to do to make state government more open and accessible to the public, according to a new report. The state has received a failing grade - 49 percent out of 100 - in the new rankings by the nonprofit Better Government Association (BGA). Oregon came in 32nd i

Portland, OR – Oregon taxpayers are pretty much in the dark when it comes to details about where the state's economic development dollars are going. That's the conclusion of a new report from the group Good Jobs First. It gives Oregon a failing grade when it comes to disseminating information

Portland, OR – Tomorrow's statewide election includes only two ballot measures for Oregon voters to consider, but the measures are costing both their opponents and supporters big bucks. A new report from Democracy Reform Oregon shows campaigns for and against Measures 49 and 50 have total budg

Portland, OR – Big tobacco is spending big bucks to stop Oregon's Measure 50, and setting a record in the process. A new analysis from Democracy Reform Oregon shows two tobacco companies have poured more than $9 million into campaigns to defeat the children's health care initiative, funding fo

Salem, OR – Loren Parks is no stranger to Oregon's ballot initiative process. So far, he's contributed more than $1 million to fund ten initiatives. A new analysis from Democracy Reform Oregon shows he's given nearly three out of every four dollars to fund the 2008 initiatives filed by conserv

This fall, Oregon voters are once again going to be asked to decide how the state's land use laws affect property owners. But a new report from Democracy Reform Oregon says this time, voters will have a better idea of who's on each side and why. In 2004, timber interests gave more than three-quarter

Salem, OR - Since opening day of this session, the Oregon Legislature has made ethics reform a top priority. As the session winds down, reform supporters are hoping they'll end on the same note. Campaign finance watchdogs say a budget boost for the state ethics commission was the first step, and t

Salem, OR - As the legislature considers revamping Measure 37 to minimize its financial impact on the state, a new report shows some major contributors to the campaign could get a big return on their investment. The analysis from the Money in Politics Research Action Project shows donors who funded

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