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PNS Daily Newscast - March 27, 2020 


The U.S. now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country. Despite the pandemic, Election 2020 continues and states are making changes.

2020Talks - March 27, 2020 


3.3 million people reported being jobless last week, according to new Labor Department numbers. And Puerto Rico was supposed to hold primaries this weekend, though they pushed it back to late April, because of COVID-19.

Public News Service - TN: Civic Engagement

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The state of Tennessee is missing out on millions in tax revenue, according to Tennesseans for Fair Taxation. The group worked during the just-completed legislative session to convince lawmakers that the state needs to find ways to collect more revenue. Dick Williams, who serves

Nashville, TN – The Tennessee State Ethics Commission was established after five state lawmakers were convicted of accepting bribes following a 2005 sting the FBI called Operation Tennessee Waltz. Now that recently-formed commission could be downsized under legislation proposed by State Senato

Nashville, TN – Americans serving overseas are getting short-changed on their voting rights according to a new report. The analysis by the Pew Center for the States calculated state-by-state the amount of time it takes for absentee ballots to be requested, sent, returned and tabulated. It foun

Nashville, TN – The idea of an amendment to the state constitution to ban an income tax in Tennessee is being circulated by some anti-tax state lawmakers - at a time when the state treasury is coming up one billion dollars short. The proposal doesn't make sense, according to Brian Paddock with

Nashville, TN - With just one day left before the election, advocates are advising people with disabilities to call their county election office to check on accessibility and to request assistance if they need it. Those with visual impairments should ask for an online sample ballot in an appropriate

Nashville, TN – There will be dancing in the streets for the presidential debate. Child advocates and supporters are pulling out all the stops today and Tuesday in Nashville, with a series of music and dance events leading up to the debate. Linda O'Neal, of the Tennessee Commission on Childre

Nashville, TN – "Our Voice, Our Vote" wants new voters in Tennessee to stand up and be counted - and if they're not sure exactly how to do that, the group is ready to help. It's a statewide campaign to raise historically low voter turnout in Tennessee. Tonight in Nashville, new voters will ha

Nashville, TN - Advocates in Tennessee say it's time for lawmakers to "Step Up For Kids." Events taking place statewide Tuesday are part of a national non-partisan campaign to focus attention on child welfare, health and education. April Swoner, with the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth,

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