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PNS Daily Newscast - June 21, 2018 


President Donald Trump reverses course on some aspects of his border policy. Also on the Thursday rundown: with the midterms approaching we will take you to a state, you might not expect to be reaching out to Latino voters: and Dan Heyman has a novel angle on the utility of medical marijuana

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Public News Service - WI: Budget Policy & Priorities

A bill creating the Interagency Council on Homelessness passed the Wisconsin Legislature last session. (D.C.Atty/Flickr)

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's new Interagency Council on Homelessness takes another step toward getting started today, when its first-ever director takes the reins. Michael Luckey had been a policy advisor for Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke of Kaukauna, and helped guide a number of bill

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says

MADISON, Wis. — Democratic state senator Kathleen Vinehout of Alma says the package of proposals under Special Assembly Bill 6 makes false assumptions about fraud in the state's assistance programs. The proposed legislation would make it harder for those living in poverty to get help, accord

The Great Lakes hold 90 percent of America's fresh water, and Wisconsin conservation groups oppose a plan to allow diversion of Lake Michigan water for a private manufacturer. (EPA)

MADISON, Wis. – As part of the deal being proposed for Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn to build a large plant in southeast Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker is proposing that the city of Racine be allowed to divert 7 million gallons of Lake Michigan water every day. The water would be

Wisconsin's strong tradition of public hunting and fishing areas is threatened by massive budget cuts from the Trump administration, says a veteran outdoorsman. (WI DNR)

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsinites have long believed in funding and maintaining public lands and access to outdoor recreation areas. But the budget proposed by President Donald Trump slashes spending in these areas and essentially eliminates the Land and Water Conservation Fund. That fund is o

Foxconn, the Taiwanese manufacturing company that wants to build a plant in southeast Wisconsin, says it will need to draw 7 million gallons of water per day to manufacture liquid crystal displays. (Wikimedia Commons)

MADISON, Wis. – The price tag for the Foxconn deal for a proposed high-tech factory in southeast Wisconsin, keeps going up. The latest estimate from the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau is $4.5 billion, rather than the $3 billion Gov. Scott Walker said the deal with the Taiwanese manufa

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says 20 veterans commit suicide every day. The Green Alert bill now in the Wisconsin Legislature would alert the community of a missing veteran. (Wikimedia Commons)

MADISON, Wis. – For 18 days last spring, U.S. Air Force veteran Corey Adams of Milwaukee was missing, but it took eight days before he met the criteria to warrant an official law enforcement search. Adams' body was recovered in a pond just a mile from his home. His family, which notified aut

Wisconsin's Senate minority leader says the state needs to make bigger investments in infrastructure, specifically broadband Internet, to help rural communities grow. (Wikimedia Commons)

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin families are working harder than ever, but finding it more difficult than ever to move forward, according to Wisconsin Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling. The La Crosse Democrat says Wisconsin does better when all of the state's families do better, and advocat

Wisconsin's neighboring states, all of which opted for full Medicaid expansion, are doing better in getting people health insurance than the Badger State is. (University of Omaha)

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin has seen mixed results from a four-year experiment of partially expanding Medicaid, which in Wisconsin is called BadgerCare. According to a report from Kids Forward, the partial-expansion experiment has put a huge dent in the number of uninsured state residents. Jo

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