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PNS Daily Newscast -May 25, 2017 


In focus on our nationwide rundown; a GOP candidate spends final night of his campaign allegedly “body slamming" a reporter; the CBO numbers are out and the latest version of the AHCA ends health coverage for 23 million Americans; and we take you to a township that aims to be carbon neutral by 2050.

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Public News Service - CT: Civic Engagement

The Connecticut GOPís proposed state budget would eliminate the Citizens Election Program. (jglazer75/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Good government groups are saying 'no' to GOP plans to scrap Connecticut's campaign-funding system. The Citizens Election Program, or CEP, was passed in 2005 in the wake of a corruption scandal that put former governor John Rowland in prison. Saying they need to close the state'

Mental health experts say prolonged isolation can worsen and even cause mental illness. (jmiller291/Flickr)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Lawmakers and advocates for people in prison on Tuesday are bringing a replica of a solitary confinement cell to the State Capitol as they call for reform legislation. Their point is that solitary confinement can worsen or even cause mental illness, and that prolonged isola

State funding per pupil varies by thousands of dollars a year depending on location. (Michael Anderson/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Education advocates are urging voters to find out what candidates for state office plan to do to solve Connecticut's school funding crisis. In September a state Superior Court judge found that Connecticut has "no rational, substantial and verifiable plan to distribute money

Passage of a bill to protect pollinator habitat was a victory for Connecticut's environment. (John Severns/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. – The latest Environmental Scorecard for Connecticut tells of both legislative victories and defeats in a year focused on trimming the state budget. An amendment to the state constitution to better protect state-owned land advanced, but cuts to the Department of Energy and Env

Connecticut can no longer require ballot petition circulators to be state residents. (Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Third-party candidates should have an easier time getting their names onto Connecticut ballots after a ruling in federal court. Connecticut is one of the few states that has kept a ban on people from out-of-state collecting signatures to put candidates on election ballots. But thi

The Bushmaster AR-15 rifle used at Sandy Hook Elementary School. (Newtown Police/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut's ban on assault weapons has survived a challenge in federal court. On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of a federal court ruling upholding the state ban on the sale of military-style assault rifles and large-capacity magazines. Ron Pinciaro,

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

About 12 percent of the Connecticut primary ballots were cast by 18- to 29-year-olds this year. (Kreg Steppe/Flickr)

HARTFORD, Conn. - Young voters turned out in record numbers for Tuesday's primary in Connecticut -- and they voted their own way. An estimated 66,000 voters from ages 18 to 29 went to the polls this week. According to Abby Kiesa, news coordinator and researcher at the Center for Information and Res

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