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PNS Daily Newscast - May 25, 2018 


President Trump scraps planned talks with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Also on our Friday rundown: California lawmakers support and emergency hotline for foster kids; and boating is a booming business in states like Minnesota.

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Public News Service - TN: Welfare Reform

TennCare recipients could be required to work in order to receive medical benefits, under bills in committee this week at the Tennessee Legislature. (Subconsci Productions/Flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The idea of requiring TennCare recipients to work in order to receive benefits might sound like a reasonable proposal on its face. But opponents say there's a catch to the legislation, House Bill 1551, and its companion, Senate Bill 1728, sponsored respectively by Tennessee

PHOTO: State Senator Stacey Campfield today withdrew his bill, which would have reduced cash welfare payments for parents whose children do not maintain satisfactory progress in school. CREDIT: Public Domain

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Legislation that would link a family's welfare payments to its children's grades in school was withdrawn from the Tennessee Senate today by it's author. Under the proposal, if a child failed to maintain satisfactory progress, the parents would have their payments reduced by 30 pe

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - TennCare's new dental benefits manager (DBM) will administer dental benefits to more than 730,000 children who are currently on the program. Kelly Gunderson, TennCare director of communication, says the tight state budget sent them looking for a way to save money while continuing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Research for a recent New York "Times" article finds that nearly two-thirds of Americans using food stamps are unemployed and have no other income or assistance. In Tennessee, the report says the number of food stamp recipients living in households with no other income rose by 66

Nashville, TN – Tennesseans may be paying closer attention to their pay stubs today, as part of International Human Rights Day. An event in Nashville is one of hundreds nationwide where citizens will meet to talk about healthcare, wage erosion and the right to organize. Megan Macaraeg with M

Norris, TN - Tennessee's "CoverKids" program is still in place. That's what parents need to know, even while Congress and President Bush are still at odds over whether to extend the State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP). Ed Shelleby, of the Children's Defense Fund explains that, even th

A health care "dare" begins today as the U.S. Senate is expected to join the House in approving extension of state health insurance for kids, also known as "S-CHIP". President Bush says he will veto what Congress approved because he believes that families that can afford health care will use public

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