PNS Daily Newscast - March 24, 2017
On our rundown today: Republican leaders delay the vote on a health-care replacement for Obamacare; legal advice for undocumented immigrants; and one state considers an innovative way to help children with money from a settlement with Volkswagen.
PHOENIX – Anti-corruption advocates are pushing Congress to pass legislation to make it harder for criminals to launder money through shell companies in the United States. Right now, human traffickers, terrorists, drug and weapons dealers and corrupt officials in poor countries can all use U.
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — The State of Arizona is demanding that the Sierra Club retract claims that California condors face danger from expanded uranium mining near the Grand Canyon. In a fundraising letter to supporters, Sierra Club National Executive Director Michael Brune said that expanding
TEMPE, Ariz. – Today marks National Voter Registration Day, and civic groups are holding registration drives in libraries and schools across the state, including at Arizona State University in Tempe. Shirley Sandelands, president of the League of Women Voters of Arizona, says it's crucial to
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
PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Oil and gas companies will enjoy more than $78 billion in federal tax breaks in the next five years, according to a new report from the non-partisan Taxpayers for Common Sense. The report says ending those subsidies is a good first step toward reducing government debt. Michael Sur
PHOENIX - California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman is about to top $100 million in campaign spending, most of it from her own personal fortune. The head of Arizona's publicly-financed system calls it "a mixed blessing" when someone spends that much on their own campaign. Todd Lang, executive
PHOENIX - Right now, there is no single federal agency looking out for the interests of financial product consumers. That will change, however, if Congress can agree on financial reform legislation. House and Senate negotiators are working this week to reconcile their different versions of financial
PHOENIX, Ariz. - Matching funds for candidates running under Arizona's Clean Elections system of public campaign financing have been blocked by the U.S. Supreme Court. Under the voter-approved system, candidates being outspent by privately-funded opponents can get a limited amount of extra money to