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PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2020 


Govt. Accountability Office rules that Trump administration violated federal law on aid to Ukraine; and racial disparities in health care.

2020Talks - January 17, 2020 


Just a couple weeks out from the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, four Senators are being pulled off the campaign trail for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Public News Service - WI: Civic Engagement

MADISON, Wisc. - Hundreds of Wisconsin citizens concerned about the environment will be in Madison tomorrow to send a message to those who represent them at the State Capitol. That message has four components, according to Anne Sayers of the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters. Two deal with gro

MADISON, Wis. - As residents of Wisconsin prepare to hang up new calendars this week, the lessons of 2009 are looming large. University of Wisconsin political science Professor Charles Franklin says the economy appears to be the major political and social issue that will dominate public debate acros

MADISON, Wis. - Supporters of wringing the money out of Wisconsin Supreme Court elections suffered a setback last week, but that could fuel a victory this week. The setback was a state Supreme Court ruling that allows judges to remain on cases involving people who had donated to their campaigns. But

MADISON, Wis. - It's time to chase the money-changers out of the courtroom in Wisconsin. That's the opinion of several groups wanting to remove the influence of campaign funds from trials. The League of Women Voters in Wisconsin has petitioned the state Supreme Court to adopt rules as to when justic

MADISON, Wisc. - The effort to change the way Department of Natural Resources (DNR) secretaries get their job in Wisconsin is now in the hands of the full legislature. Last week, committees in both the assembly and senate passed a bill that would take the DNR appointment away from the governor and p

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin conservationists are hoping to get a bill passed that would restore an independent secretary for the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR), by having that appointment filled by the DNR Board rather than by the governor. Next week the State Assembly Natural Resou

Madison, WI - Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle and 40 health care professionals from across the state spent the better part of last week at a White House-sponsored forum on the need for health care reform. Comments from one of the forum participants, Robert Kraig, a spokesman for Citizen Action of Wisco

Madison, WI - State lawmakers had better come to work prepared to do a lot of listening today. That's because it's conservation lobby day under the capitol dome in Madison, and more than 600 citizens from every corner of the state plan to do the talking - aimed at passing a slate of conservation pri

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