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PNS Daily News - October 23, 2014 


In focus on today’s nationwide rundown; President Obama says the U.S. and Canada need to be in synch on terrorism; a new report says Mother Nature offers the best defense for major floods and storms; and parents urged to have a safety talk this week with teen drivers.

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CHART: After a sharp increase during the recession, the federal deficit has dropped dramatically. Perhaps more importantly, the growth of health-care costs has slowed to nearly historic lows, improving the federal budget outlook. Graph by Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.\
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. – Not long ago, the airwaves were filled with predictions that health-care reform would be a disaster for taxpayers and consumers. That hasn't happened. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) ...Read More
PHOTO: Environmental groups object to Florida Power and Light's request for public funds to fight Clean Water Act regulations, which the utility says will cost consumers millions of dollars. Photo courtesy of Florida Power and Light\
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Florida Power and Light (FPL) will appear before the state's Public Service Commission to ask for Florida tax dollars to fund its efforts to fight an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal to close existing ...Read More
PHOTO: A new report from the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy,
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BOISE, Idaho – Higher education costs are going up - and state funding is going down. A new report from the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy, called The Big Squeeze, finds that Idaho has reduced public college and university funding by a larger ...Read More
PHOTO: Attorney Chris Stombaugh, president of the Wisconsin Association for Justice, says a recent $25 million medical malpractice award in a Milwaukee case, where a woman lost all her limbs because of a missed diagnosis, is a reasonable award, given the catastrophic nature of the woman's injuries. (Photo courtesy of Wisc. Assn. for Justice)\
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
MADISON, Wis. - The president of the Wisconsin Association for Justice says a recent verdict demonstrates a need for change in the state's malpractice laws. A Milwaukee woman, Ascaris Mayo, who lost all four limbs because of medical malpractice ...Read More
PHOTO: The next open-enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act starts Nov. 15, and organizations across Arizona are training staff members to guide people through the application process. Photo courtesy U.S. Dept. Health and Human Services.\
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
PHOENIX – Organizations across the Grand Canyon State are staffing up as the next open-enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) quickly approaches. Pati Urias is with Enroll America Arizona, a group that helps people get health ...Read More