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.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The budget passed by the legislature cuts investment in children and families, undermines transparency and jeopardizes future prosperity; that's the assessment of a leading child-advocacy organization. Ellen Shemitz, executive director of Connecticut Voices for Children, says o
HARTFORD, Conn. - Faced with layoffs and cuts, public safety workers are telling Connecticut legislators to find other ways to balance the state budget. "Respect Those Who Protect" is the message members of the Connecticut Public Safety Employees Coalition hope lawmakers will hear at today's rall
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The U.S will admit 10,000 refugees from Syria over the next year, more than five times the number admitted in the past 12 months, but those who help resettle displaced immigrants say more could be done. About four million Syrians have fled their war-torn country and hundreds of
JEWETT CITY, Conn. - Governor Dannel Malloy's proposed budget includes saving money by cutting 30,000 to 40,000 parents off the state's HUSKY Health program, parents who are currently at the upper end of income eligibility. According to Malloy, they could be covered starting next January by subsidiz
HARTFORD, Conn. - As families gather for the Thanksgiving weekend, there's some bad news for those who don't have homes in which to celebrate the holiday. The 2012 federal budget that funds housing programs has just been finalized, and advocates in Connecticut predict they'll have to provide more se
HARTFORD, Conn. - When Connecticut's SustiNet health care plan was passed by the legislature last year, it did not include funding for the 11-member board also created to move the program toward implementation. Now, four foundations have stepped in to provide the money for that effort, a total of $6