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PNS Daily Newscast - June 22, 2018 


GOP leadership puts its efforts to fix immigration on hold. Also on the Friday rundown: Florida students take their gun control message to the Midwest; and a call for renewal of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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Public News Service - PA: Livable Wages/Working Families

Many small businesses in Pennsylvania say they don't offer employee retirement plans because they are too costly. (jarmoluk/Pixabay)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania small business owners are concerned that their workers aren't saving for retirement, according to a new poll by AARP of Pennsylvania. And the poll shows, the business owners think the state should help. Nationally, only 1 in 20 workers opens a private retireme

SEIU represents 25,000 workers at 37 U.S. airports. (Photo: 32BJ SEIU)

PHILADELPHIA – The first-ever union contract means higher wages and benefits for some 1,500 workers at Philadelphia International Airport. After five years of organizing baggage handlers, wheelchair agents, cabin cleaners and others, union representatives say they have won a contract that wi

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HARRISBURG, Pa. – Members of more than 20 organizations gathered in Harrisburg on Thursday to launch a nonpartisan campaign to support middle- and working-class Pennsylvanians. The "We the People" agenda was created by people who came together in 13 community meetings across the Commonwealth a

Many workers who depend on tips say they experience increased levels of sexual harassment. (Pixabay)

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A new report calls for raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour to reduce poverty and promote pay equity. The minimum wage in 21 states, including Pennsylvania, is still $7.25 an hour. Since the current federal minimum wage went into effect nine years ago, it has los

Gov. Tom Wolf is calling for a severance tax on natural gas drilling and a $12 minimum wage. (DEZALB/Pixabay)

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A new analysis of Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed budget says it makes important progress in some key areas, but fails to meet many critical needs for the state. While the governor's budget increases spending by $1 billion, two-thirds of that increase is for mandatory expenditures

Over the next ten years, 20,000 to 25,000 Pennsylvania teachers will retire. (SchoolPRPro/Pixabay)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Low pay is a likely factor in Pennsylvania's teacher shortage, according to a new report. The report, from the Economic Policy Institute, shows that weekly compensation, including wages and benefits, for teachers in the Keystone State are almost 7 percent lower than pay for c

Assistant managers in fast food restaurants may work 60 hours, but many get no overtime pay. (Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma/US Air Force photo)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Gov. Tom Wolf wants to raise the income limit for salaried workers to get overtime pay. Right now, Pennsylvania workers on salary who make $23,600 a year or more can be required to work well over 40 hours a week without getting any overtime pay. The governor wants to raise

Senate GOP leadership wants to bring the tax-reform bill to a vote this week. (Scrumshus/Wikimedia Commons)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – New Numbers from the Congressional Budget Office show poor Americans would be hurt even more by the Senate GOP tax plan than originally forecast. The CBO found that those with earnings of more than $100,000 would do quite well. But by 2019, Americans earning less than $30,0

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