PNS Daily Newscast - March 20, 2018 

President Trump again calls for the death penalty for drug dealers, but groups in New Hampshire say they oppose the get-tough approach. Also on today’s rundown: A protest against expanding tar-sands oil refining in California; and in Seattle, a group demands a moratorium on youth jail construction.

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Archive: January 21, 2015

PHOTO: Five years after the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, Indiana has made no reforms to its campaign finance and disclosure laws. Photo credit: Daderot/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - It's been five years since the Supreme Court's decision in the "Citizens United" case paved the way for unlimited corporate spending in elections. The court ruled that restricting campaign spending by outside groups is unconstitutional because it hinders their freedom of speech. Many ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Today is the fifth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, which said in essence that money is speech and corporations are people. Many groups across the nation, including Wisconsin, are holding events today to call for the reversal or removal of that decision. (Graphic credit: Common Cause)

MADISON, Wis. - Five years ago today the U.S. Supreme Court, in what's become known as the "Citizens United" decision, said in essence that money is speech and corporations are people. Since then, the money floodgates have opened, leaving Wisconsin and other states awash in campaign-contribution cas ...Read More

PHOTO: People and organizations around the U.S. are planning events today, to mark the fifth anniversary of a controversial U.S. Supreme Court ruling that increased some political campaign donation limits. Photo courtesy of U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern.

PHOENIX - Protest events are planned around the nation today to mark the fifth anniversary of the Citizens United ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. The decision removed limits on the amount of money an independent organization can spend on political campaigns. The result, says Stephen Spaulding, p ...Read More

PHOTO: Are some voices being drowned out by big money? The debate over a court decision that opened the floodgates to corporate money in politics continues to rage, five years after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its ruling. Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - It was five years ago today that a ruling from the nation's highest court opened the floodgates to major corporate campaign spending. The Supreme Court's ruling in the Citizens United versus Federal Election Commission case gave special interest groups the right to spend as much as ...Read More

PHOTO: Independent spenders poured money into the last Michigan governor's race at unprecedented levels, which one analyst says can be attributed to the 2010 Citizens United vs. FEC ruling. Photo credit: DodgertonSkillhause/

LANSING, Mich. - We're now five years and several elections into the new era of campaign spending ushered in by the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court case Citizens United versus the Federal Election Commission. The ruling tossed out limits on how much wealthy interests can contribute to political campaigns, a ...Read More

PHOTO: AARP Minnesota State Director Will Phillips (at podium) joined lawmakers to introduce a proposal to eliminate state income taxes on Social Security benefits. Photo credit: Seth Boffeli.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - With the economy growing stronger and a big budget surplus, tax reform is high on the docket at the State Legislature this session, including a proposal to eliminate income taxes on Social Security benefits. Currently, Minnesota is one of just seven states where Social Security i ...Read More

PHOTO: Gov. Mark Dayton has proposed a $100 million expansion of the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit, which would increase the number of eligible families from 38,000 to 130,000. Photo courtesy Gov. Dayton's office.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Some help with covering the cost of child care could be coming for many of Minnesota's middle-class working families. A proposal unveiled Tuesday by Gov. Mark Dayton would expand the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit to extend eligibility to 92,000 more families. Among the supp ...Read More


BOISE, Idaho - Several rallies and demonstrations are planned today in Boise as President Obama speaks on the Boise State University campus. One of those events is "Get Loud for the Clouds," organized by those who want the president to create a national monument in the Boulder-White Clouds. "It wou ...Read More

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