PNS Daily News - April 24, 2017
We're highlighting several stories in today's news including: Congress returns from recess to a showdown over a border wall; immigrants may face the collateral damage of crime lab misconduct; and President Trump expected to move forward on offshore drilling.
HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut continues to make progress toward ending homelessness, according to the latest count. The annual survey, released Wednesday, showed a decrease of almost four-percent in overall homelessness compared to last year. That's the lowest since the statewide counts began in 200
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show more Connecticut residents have health insurance, but there may be trouble ahead for some Medicaid recipients. More than 93 percent of state residents, an increase of almost 3 percent over the previous year, and 96 percent of chi
HARTFORD, Conn. - While candidates are busy trying to persuade Connecticut resident to choose them at the ballot box in just over a month, local voting rights advocates have been studying trends to try to boost participation at the polls. According to Gloria Bent, co-president of the League of Wome
HARTFORD, Conn. - Hartford has Connecticut's highest child poverty rate, with New Haven right behind. That was some of the bad news in U.S. Census data just released that tracked increases in poverty in the nation's cities over the past year. Jamey Bell, executive director of Connecticut Voices fo
HARTFORD, Conn. - Every 10 years, after the Census, Connecticut is required to redraw both Congressional and state legislative districts. Hearings are being held, starting tonight in Waterbury, to allow the public to weigh in on the process. Patricia Donovan, reapportionment specialist with the Le