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PNS Daily Newscast - June 17, 2019 


Trump once again floats the idea of being president beyond two terms. Also on the Monday rundown: A new national report ranks children's well-being, from coast to coast; and a Family Care Act gains support.

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HOUSTON - Court watchers say a Texas case could trigger the dismantling of a decades-old civil rights law. Steven Shapiro, the American Civil Liberties Union's national legal director, is to speak in Houston today, analyzing recent trends by the nation's highest court. Texas is among nine mostly s

WASHINGTON. - The so-called "super committee" of 12 U.S. House and Senate members charged with cutting more than $1 trillion from the federal budget holds a public meeting today. But it's their private meetings that have political watchdog groups most concerned. During September and October, the co

AUSTIN, Texas - Already hard-hit by more than $4 billion of state cuts, Texas school districts may have to pony up millions more to some of the nation's largest oil refineries. So far, 16 companies, including Valero Energy, have requested $135 million in property-tax rebates they say are owed to th

SAN JUAN, Texas - New Texas election laws are part of an "abrupt shift" away from decades of expanding voter participation nationwide, according to a new report. Fourteen states this year enacted 21 new measures that could make it "significantly harder" for more than five million eligible Americans

WASHINGTON, D. C. - Texas' redistricting plan, which was signed into law by Gov. Rick Perry this week, requires federal clearance before it can be implemented. Attorney General Greg Abbott asked a three-judge panel in Washington, D.C., for that approval Tuesday. It's the first time Texas has opted

AUSTIN, Texas - The state House is expected to consider two 11th-hour bills today - and maybe a third bill Thursday - to regulate the short-term lending industry. Thanks to a regulatory loophole, short-term lenders love doing business in Texas. The industry reportedly earns 61 percent of its profit

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