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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 - TX: Livable Wages/Working Families

AUSTIN, Texas - Hundreds of AARP members from Texas and across the nation will be in Washington today to tell Congress not to balance the budget with cuts to senior benefits. AARP Texas volunteer Carla Penny is worried that the so-called congressional "super committee," charged with reining in the

WASHINGTON - A new look at census data reveals that of the net 279,000 jobs created in Texas since the start of the last recession, 81 percent went to recent immigrants, and half of those to undocumented workers. Steven Camarota, the director of research at the Center for Immigration Studies, a no

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas lost 1300 jobs overall in August. Some 8100 new private-sector jobs could not make up for the loss of 9400 government jobs, and the unemployment rate ticked up to 8.5 percent. The pattern is predictable, according to economists who don't believe the government should emphasize

AUSTIN, Texas - Today marks the third anniversary of Hurricane Ike, and many low-income Texans, particularly in the Houston area, have yet to recover from its devastation. Hundreds of affected residents plan to converge on City Hall today, carrying symbolic blue tarps and photos of unrepaired homes,

AUSTIN, Texas - A new toll-free hotline is providing low-income Texas veterans with free legal aid in civil cases. Today's returning veterans are more likely than the general population to face unemployment, homelessness and disabilities. While the Veterans Administration and Texas Veterans Commiss

HOUSTON - With approval of Congress by the American public at a dismal 13 percent, representatives are buffering themselves from angry constituents. The August recess is normally town-hall-meeting season, but a recent survey found only 44 percent of U.S. House members are hosting public events, thou

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

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