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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 


Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.


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Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Public News Service - WI: Civic Engagement

MADISON, Wis. - Most of the money Wisconsin legislators accept in campaign contributions comes from contributors who live outside their home district, according to new figures from the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Mike McCabe, director of the watchdog group, says the data seems to indicate money

MADISON, Wis. - It's report card time, not just for school children, but also for lawmakers in Wisconsin on dealing with conservation issues. The Conservation Scorecard report, released by the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters today, carries some good grades and some challenges. The report say

Madison, WI - Governor Jim Doyle's veto of a bill that would remove the state DNR secretary from the list of appointments the governor makes faces a critical Assembly test today. Comments from Ed Harvey, chairman of the Wisconsin Conservation Congress. MADISON, Wis. - It's not easy to override a go

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

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