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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 - PA: Livable Wages/Working Families

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Hearings are underway in Pennsylvania to get input on a measure supporters say will create good-paying jobs. The bill's sponsor, Democratic state Representative Rob Matzie, says the idea is to make sure that those who receive money for publicly-subsidized developments don't turn ar

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Calling it a critical investment in Pennsylvania's 21st century workforce, a number of groups are pushing for passage of a measure giving industry partnerships the backing of state law. Under those partnerships, businesses with similar needs join forces to train workers and keep em

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Latest numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau indicate 11 percent of Pennsylvanians now live in poverty and, nationwide, 43 million people are below the poverty line - the most ever recorded. Mark Price, labor economist with the Keystone Research Center, says unemployment benefits h

PHILADELPHIA - Twenty workers from a Pennsylvania-based mail order pharmacy are just back from a bus trip to St. Louis. They went there to try to convince their employer that concessions the company wants are not fair to nearly 1,000 employees in Philadelphia. Pam Rogers, a data entry technician

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Time may be running out for the subsidized health care plan called "adultBasic" that now covers 46,000 low-income Pennsylvanians. Since 2005, Pennsylvania's four Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurers have been a major funding source for the program, but that arrangement runs out at year'

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Millions of Americans who can't find work are holding their breaths, waiting to see if Congress will extend their unemployment benefits or cut them loose. Dr. Ira Wolfe, who is a work force expert and president of Success Performance Solutions in Lancaster, says that without the e

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The debate in Washington over the future of financial aid for states through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - generally known as the stimulus program - will have a major impact here in Pennsylvania, both on health care and on employment. Governor Edward Rendell's propos

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Times are tough all over the country, but a new report shows that Pennsylvanians are losing their employer-provided health insurance faster than people who live in many other states. The report comes from the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (PBPC), and says close to 700,000

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