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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 - 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

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The San Antonio Historic and Design Review Commission offered hope this month to West Side residents hoping to save "Casa Maldonado" from demolition. The well-worn, 90-year-old "Pink Building" - known for its faded rose-colored, wood-planked siding - has seen multiple incarnatio

HOUSTON, Texas - A series of rallies against sweeping Texas state budget cuts starts today in Houston. While Governor Rick Perry reversed himself last week on tapping the state's 9.4 billion dollar "rainy day" reserve - allowing a third of the fund to be used to ease this year's crunch - he insisted

AUSTIN, Texas - "Show some love for the children this Valentine's Day." That's the message being delivered to the legislature in a new paper from Texas Forward. The research details how budget cut proposals fall heaviest on kids, whether it be in the classroom, the doctor's office or foster care.

AUSTIN, Texas - State budget plans call for eliminating up to 10,000 state jobs and 100,000 positions in public schools. But a budget analyst warns that cutting public-sector jobs results in the loss of private-sector jobs, too. Economists call it the "multiplier effect." Eva Deluna Castro, senio

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