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PNS Daily Newscast - May 27, 2020 


Four Minneapolis police officers fired following the death of a black man; and a federal lawsuit claims New Yorkers with disabilities excluded from expanded absentee ballot plan.

2020Talks - May 27, 2020 


Republican governors in Georgia and Florida offer their states as alternatives to North Carolina, after President Trump expresses impatience about talks of a more limited Republican National Convention because of the pandemic.

Public News Service - WV: Budget Policy & Priorities

Charleston, WV - A new measure signed into law this winter by President Obama soon will send a large influx of volunteers to communities across the nation, including several in West Virginia. The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act will expand the AmeriCorps VISTA programs by tripling the number of

Charleston, WV - With the governor and lawmakers wondering how to provide health insurance to West Virginia's quarter-million uninsured citizens, some are looking at one of the state's successful health care programs as a model. By one count, West Virginia's Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP

Charleston, WV - West Virginia lawmakers are proposing to use only $11 million of the $33 million in unemployment funding available through the federal stimulus. Some church and family groups say expanding unemployment coverage enough to use the rest of the stimulus money would be a good idea, becau

Charleston, WV - A coalition of union, professional, grassroots and advocacy groups are hailing the president's proposed budget for what it will do for struggling West Virginians. Gary Zuckett, executive director of West Virginia Citizen Action, says the health care, education and renewable energ

Charleston, WV - With time starting to run short for this legislative session, proposals to boost West Virginia's cigarette tax to $1.20, the national average, are awaiting action in the House and Senate finance committees. West Virginia AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer Larry Matheney backs the idea of r

Charleston, WV – "Neighborhood-level economic stimulus." That's what advocates of a state version of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) propose as they outline ways in which updating state tax policy could help thousands of low- to middle-income families. West Virginia Alliance for S

Ironton, OH – The scoreboards show that everyone is a winner at Ironton's new middle and elementary schools, which are under construction. The Tri-State Building and Construction Trades Council, which covers West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky, passed the hat to pay for gymnasium scoreboards at t

Charleston, WV – They want economic recovery as soon as possible, along with new jobs. A campaign is getting underway in West Virginia to try to drum up support for a national economic rescue package. Rick Wilson is the executive director of the American Friends Service Committee's "Economic

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