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PNS Daily News - December 22, 2014 

A variety issues to start the week on our nationwide rundown including; the shooter is reported to have bragged before he assassinated a pair of NYPD officers; when pigs fly-a drone captures rare images of North Carolina pig farms; and a caution to Santa’s helpers, lotto tickets can be worse than coal for stocking stuffers.

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PHOTO: Gov. Terry McAuliffe's budget approach is winning praise for what is being called a balanced approach - cuts mixed with closing tax loopholes and a big influx of federal healthcare money. Photo by Pierre Courtois for the Library of Virginia.\
Monday, December 22, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. – Some budget watchers say they are impressed with what they see as Gov. Terry McAuliffe's balanced approach to Virginia's finances. Last week the governor unveiled a budget plan that closes the state's funding gap with a ...Read More
PHOTO: Contractors on some of the state's most important construction projects say repealing West Virginia's Prevailing Wage law is a terrible idea. Photo courtesy of Four Points By Sheraton.\
Monday, December 22, 2014
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Many of the state's construction contractors say repealing West Virginia's Prevailing Wage law is a terrible idea. The new Republican leadership at the legislature says it wants to do away with the law, which mandates ...Read More
Photo: South Dakota is offering scholarships to students willing to work for 3 years. Picture by GDNS.\
Monday, December 22, 2014
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state will partner with businessman T. Denny Sanford to begin the Build Dakota scholarship program. Sanford will donate $25 million, which the state will match. The program would provide 30 ...Read More
PHOTO: A canvasser from the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association talks to a resident about open enrollment and his health care options in Lowell, MA as part of Health Care For All’s campaign “Apply Now, Stay Covered” Photo courtesy Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association.\
Monday, December 22, 2014
BOSTON - People went door to door all over Massachusetts this weekend, and not all of them were singing Christmas carols. Many were alerting folks to upcoming deadlines for signing up for health insurance. It was part of an effort to knock on 200,000 ...Read More
PHOTO: A growing number of Texas teens who are aging out of the foster care system are finding support in making the transition into adulthood. Photo credit: Kevin D/Flickr.\
Monday, December 22, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas - Success is being found in efforts to help the hundreds of Texas foster teens who are aging out of the system each year with the often tough transition into adulthood. The Preparation for Adult Living or PAL Program assigns case ...Read More
PHOTO: President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration could bring millions of additional tax dollars and job security to the state, according to a new analysis. Photo credit: Peter Souza/White House. \
Monday, December 22, 2014
EAST LANSING, Mich. – Worker security, a larger tax base and increased productivity are just some of the benefits immigration experts say people across Michigan and the nation stand to gain from President Barack Obama's executive order to ...Read More
PHOTO: They're the perfect size and don't require a lot of shopping around, but experts say giving lottery tickets to teens as holiday gifts is a bad bet. Photo credit: J. Money/Flickr.\
Monday, December 22, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. - As the shopping time left before Christmas quickly nears an end, a reminder to parents in Minnesota that lottery tickets should not end up as stocking stuffers in the last minute rush for gifts. Psychologist and marriage/family ...Read More


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