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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

Ethics reforms have been a top priority in the Oregon legislature this session, and a sweeping new reform package is on its way to consideration by the full Senate. The package includes limits on gifts and gives the public access to online ethics reports. But its key component is independent fundin

The Oregon House has voted to stop the so-called "revolving door" and prevent legislators from immediately becoming lobbyists when their terms end. Representative Diane Rosenbaum says the bill draws a clear line. "It's extremely important to restore integrity to the Oregon legislature that we mak

Oregon lawmakers continue to wrangle over whether, and how much, to raise tobacco taxes to pay for health care for Oregon kids. This week, government watchdogs are questioning whether political cash may swing the outcome. A new analysis from the Money in Politics Research Action Project shows five t

After a series of corruption scandals in recent years, ethics are a big priority for federal and state lawmakers. Here in Oregon, House lawmakers are getting national attention for changing the chamber rules to immediately ban gifts, rather than waiting until the adoption of final ethics legislatio

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