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PNS Daily Newscast - May 28, 2020 


A grim milestone as U.S. COVID-19 deaths top 100,000; and 'housing justice' advocates fear folks who lost their jobs could lose their homes.

2020Talks - May 28, 2020 


Former VP Joe Biden condemns recent police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis as yet another deadly encounter between police and an unarmed Black man. He did so before a virtual talk with PA Gov. Tom Wolf, ahead of next Tuesday's eight primaries.

Public News Service - PA: Livable Wages/Working Families

Philadelphia, PA - These tough economic times have cost thousands of Philadelphians their water service because they can't afford ever-increasing utility bills. Like many other Pennsylvania utilities, those serving this city tell customers if they can't pay for water, they must go without. Phil B

Washington, D.C. - Many more children in Pennsylvania will get quality health care if the U.S. Senate and the new president approve a measure passed by the House this week. Families USA Executive Director Ron Pollack said the State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) has very solid support

Harrisburg, PA - Just as Mother Nature is preparing to throw Pennsylvania into the deep freeze, more people are without heat because they can't pay their bills. Advocates for the poor say a Pennsylvania law enacted four years ago is a major factor in more utility disconnections this winter. The sta

President-elect Barack Obama is expected to meet with congressional leaders today to finalize details of a $1.2-trillion economic stimulus plan. Democrats hope to pass the measure shortly after Obama takes office. Robin Stelly is the field coordinator for the advocacy group Penn Action, which sup

Pennsylvania's employment picture is clearer than the rest of the country during this failing economy, according to experts, but some say that's nothing to brag about. Mark Price, a labor economist with the Keystone Research Center, says Pennsylvania lost 24,000 jobs just this month, while the state

Taxes. We all have to pay 'em. But are some people paying more than their fair share during this time of economic turmoil? A new budget report says that's the case in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center/em> recently issued a report titled "The Common Good: What Pennsylvania's

Harrisburg, PA - Millions of Pennsylvania women have been in the work force for decades now, and an hour worked by a woman still doesn't pay as much as it does for a man. For years, that "gender wage gap" had been closing, but a new study from the Keystone Research Center finds progress has stalled.

Philadelphia – As the housing crisis continues to spread across the country and through financial markets worldwide, a new report says Pennsylvania is in the eye of the storm. The report, from the Keystone Research Center, finds housing prices tumbling in 15 of 16 metropolitan areas, and sugge

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