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PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 


Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  


The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Public News Service - TX: Health

AUSTIN, Texas - Attempts to allow private contractors to set up shop in Texas's billion-dollar prison health care system are expected to continue today. A measure defeated in a House committee is popping up again on the House floor. An amendment by Rep. Mark Shelton (R-Fort Worth) would open the doo

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas lawmakers are considering measures today that would address a chronic shortfall in funding for state legal aid programs. Less than a quarter of those whose low incomes qualify them for legal aid are now able to access the help they need. Past legislatures have addressed the pro

AUSTIN, Texas - Many Texas seniors will be hit hard if the state Senate Finance Committee can't find a way this week to restore funding to long-term care programs. Under the budget already passed by the House, seniors now getting in-home care could be forced into nursing homes, says Trey Berndt, AA

AUSTIN, Texas - Thousands of Texans are expected to converge on the state Capitol today, hoping to talk lawmakers out of plans to balance the state budget mostly with sweeping program cuts instead of new revenues. Organizers of the "Save Our State" rally say many Texans are under the mistaken impre

AUSTIN, Texas - The full House of Representatives starts debate on the next Texas state budget today (Friday) in Austin. As lawmakers wrestle over sweeping cuts to education, Medicaid, and various health and human services, the Capitol grounds will be buzzing with rallies, vigils, musical performanc

AUSTIN, Texas - A bundle of environmental initiatives is being promoted as a way to help Texas raise desperately needed revenues. As the state House debates a budget this week that proposes massive cuts to public education, Medicaid and social service programs, a coalition of environmental groups h

AUSTIN, Texas - A Senate Finance panel has recommended restoring $4.5 billion for various health and human services in the next state budget. Notably absent from the subcommittee's priority list is a program that provides drugs to low-income HIV/AIDS patients. One of two members who voted against

AUSTIN, Texas - More than 3,000 Texans in the 65-plus set are set to make some noise at the Capitol today. They're rallying on the statehouse steps for "Senior Day," and will meet with legislators to try to gain support for aging-services and safety-net programs being targeted in budget cuts. Lue

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