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PNS Daily Newscast - April 3, 2020 


Son-in-law Jared Kushner takes on a major role in Trump's fight with COVID-19. Also, emergency funding for people who can't pay their rent because of the pandemic.

2020Talks - April 3, 2020 


The Democratic National Committee delayed its July convention in Milwaukee until August. Wisconsin has a primary this Tuesday, but hasn't cancelled or delayed in-person voting like many other states have done.

Public News Service - UT: Budget Policy & Priorities

Almost one third of Utah's population lives in rural parts of the state, and will depend on a network of rural hospitals in case they are affected by the coronavirus pandemic. (SQuintans/AdobeStock)

SALT LAKE CITY - In the COVID-19 pandemic, where you live in Utah could be a major factor in your chances of surviving a bout of new coronavirus. Almost one-third of Utah's 3.2 million residents live outside of the Salt Lake City metro area and are served by a network of 21 rural hospitals and 14

The Salt Lake Valley experiences a choking air inversion every winter due to tailpipe emissions and other pollutants.  (Kryhin/AdobeStock)<br /><br />

SALT LAKE CITY -- Could members of the conservative Utah Legislature be considering a plan to deal with climate change? The answer is a definite "maybe." As lawmakers returned to the Capitol this week, they found copies of The Utah Roadmap, a paper aimed at developing policies to improve air quality

A bipartisan group of volunteers is gathering signatures across the state to put a referendum on the November ballot to negate a tax reform package approved by the Utah Legislature. (mokee81/Adobe Stock)

SALT LAKE CITY - A grassroots group of Utah voters is under a tight deadline to put a referendum on the ballot to nullify a tax-reform package approved by state lawmakers. The Republican-controlled Utah Legislature passed a package of tax-code changes in a December special session - but a recent '

Starting Wednesday, about 60,000 more Utahns will become eligible for full Medicaid coverage after more than a year of wrangling over the program. (maxiporik/AdobeStock)

SALT LAKE CITY - Thanks to the state's "fallback plan," about 60,000 more Utahns will become eligible for Medicaid benefits on Wednesday. Federal officials last week approved a waiver for the state that includes a full Medicaid expansion with work-reporting requirements. That comes almost a year a

Congress has allocated $425 million to shore up election security ahead of the 2020 presidential election. (roibu/Adobe Stock)

SALT LAKE CITY -- Tucked inside the trillion-dollar budget approved by Congress last week is a measure allocating $425 million to states for election security. The line item will provide grant funds to all 50 states to protect against the types of interference caused by cyber-attacks during the 2016

Health-care advocates are pushing the Utah Legislature to approve a full Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. (DayaProductions/AdobeStock)

SALT LAKE CITY – The Trump administration has rejected Utah's waiver request for enhanced federal funding for partial expansion of the state's Medicaid program. Advocates of full Medicaid expansion say it's an opportunity for state lawmakers to fulfill the wishes of voters, who passed a refer

Many Utah families most likely won't be able to buy as many groceries if a proposal to increase the state sales tax on food goes into effect. (Adobe Stock)

SALT LAKE CITY - An advocacy group is opposing a massive increase in the sales tax on food as one of the changes being proposed for Utah state taxes. Utahns Against Hunger has said a proposed 177% increase in state sales taxes on food could harm many low-income people and increase the rate of food

Utah legislators are asking the federal government to approve their modified Medicaid expansion plan that would cover fewer people and could also save the state money. (Wikimedia Commons)

SALT LAKE CITY – Utahans can comment over the next few weeks on a proposed federal 1115 Waiver that the state needs to implement partial Medicaid expansion. Officials with the Utah Legislature are seeking federal approval of the plan they came up with to replace the full Medicaid expansion Ut

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