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PNS Daily Newscast - May 27, 2020 


Four Minneapolis police officers fired following the death of a black man; and a federal lawsuit claims New Yorkers with disabilities excluded from expanded absentee ballot plan.

2020Talks - May 27, 2020 


Republican governors in Georgia and Florida offer their states as alternatives to North Carolina, after President Trump expresses impatience about talks of a more limited Republican National Convention because of the pandemic.

Public News Service - TX: Health

WACO, Texas - Today marks implementation of most new laws passed by the 82nd Texas Legislature - a session famous for wrestling with a $27 billion budget shortfall. While Gov. Rick Perry and Republicans who dominated the House and Senate claim success in balancing the budget without raising revenues

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas ranks 35th among all states when it comes to the overall well-being of children, according to this year's national KIDS COUNT Data Book, released today. Texas has been in the bottom third for the past decade. The state also ranks ninth worst in terms of child poverty - a parti

AUSTIN, Texas - Leave entitlement programs out of any deal to balance the federal budget. That's the takeaway from a recent Pew poll that finds 60 percent of Americans believe maintaining benefits at current levels is more important than reducing deficit spending. A similar majority says Medicare re

AUSTIN, Texas - Gov. Rick Perry is emerging as a possible top contender for the Republican Party's presidential nomination - partly because Texas has seen the largest job-growth figures in the nation since the recession. Some analysts, however, warn that statistics can be misleading. It's been dubb

AUSTIN, Texas - Availability of employer-based insurance coverage is significantly less in Texas than the national average, according to a study released this week. The report shows a big drop-off in the way most American families traditionally have gotten their health insurance - through their emp

AUSTIN, Texas - One of the bills Gov. Perry signed into law over the weekend allows Texas to make an end run around the 2007 Energy Independence Act, which phases out the sale of inefficient light bulbs by 2014. The new law says Texans can continue to buy whatever bulbs they want - as long as they'r

AUSTIN, Texas - As Texas lawmakers struggle to balance the state's books by cutting public education, health and human services and other popular programs, a new study says there is a simpler and far less painful way to turn deficits into surpluses. The study released today suggests flipping the st

AUSTIN, Texas - Twenty states have laws providing for the recycling of old televisions, which reduces the amount of electronic waste in landfills. After a state House vote on Thursday, it appears Texas will join the club. The bill, which already has passed in the Senate, would require TV manufactur

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