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PNS Daily Newscast - October 19, 2017 


Attorney General Sessions tight-lipped before the Senate Judiciary Committee; a new report says birth control access is critical for both health and economic security; and expect a personal touch to finances as today marks Credit Union Day.

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Public News Service - CT: Women's Issues

Critics say the Graham-Cassidy bill would have severely restricted reproductive rights. (Jordan Uhl, Flickr)

WASHINGTON - Pro-choice advocates celebrated Tuesday when the Republican leadership in the U.S. Senate canceled a scheduled vote on the latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., conceded defeat when it became clear that three fellow Republicans

In 2014, there were 2,000 arrests in Connecticut for violations of court orders in intimate partner relationships. (Rusty Frank/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. – The latest numbers show domestic violence is still a deadly problem in Connecticut, but there's hope that a new law may help curb the violence. A new report from the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence said 231 people, mostly women, have died in intimate partner h

Parents losing HUSKY A coverage should schedule medical appointments before July 31. (Ilmicrofono Oggiono/flickr.com)

HARTFORD, Conn. - Thousands of low-income parents in Connecticut who will lose access to Medicaid in August need to start planning now. On August first lower income eligibility limits for HUSKY A, the state's Medicaid program, will take effect and about 18,000 low-income parents will lose their ins

HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut's new Retirement Security Program is drawing high praise from advocates for seniors. Some 600,000 Connecticut workers have no employer-sponsored pension or retirement savings plan. According to John Erlingheuser, advocacy director for AARP in Connecticut, the new st

The planned DHS raids will target women and children for deportation. (ICE/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. - Immigrant advocates are rallying in front of the Abraham A. Ribicoff Federal Building in Hartford today to demand that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) stop its plan to deport Central American refugee women and children who have lost their cases in immigration courts back

The Connecticut State Capitol building where legislators passed new state budget cuts of $233.6 million from critical programs for children and families. (John Phelan/Wikimedia Commons)

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

Proposed cuts to the state’s health insurance program would affect about 9,000 Connecticut parents. (James Gathany, Judy Schmidt/piblicdomainimage.com)

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. - Advocates are concerned that Gov. Dannel Malloy's proposed cuts to the state's health insurance program could leave thousands without coverage. The governor wants to eliminate coverage for parents with incomes over 138 percent of the federal poverty level, who have children en

SB 221 would allow up to 12 weeks of paid leave to care for a family member. (Borya/flickr.com)

HARTFORD, Conn. - An overwhelming majority of Connecticut voters surveyed support paid family medical leave for caregivers. One thousand voters were asked how they feel about a measure that's been introduced in the state Legislature that would allow workers to take paid time off to care for a new ch

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