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PNS Daily Newscast - October 23, 2017 


We begin the week with President Donald Trump urging GOP House members to support the Senate budget bill; a new report tracks a growing “right” to discriminate at both the state and federal level; and we will let you know why Trump budget cuts are being labeled a threat to waterways in the Midwest.

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Medicaid recipients in Kentucky who have outdated addresses face disenrollment from the government funded health insurance program unless they update their information.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A bad address could mean bad news for Medicaid users in Kentucky. If a mailing to a Medicaid recipient comes back to the state with an incorrect address, the recipient is now being warned they have from 31 to 60 days to update their address. Emily Beauregard, executive director wi

PHOTO: Legislation to phase out traditional landline phone service in Kentucky is

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The telecommunication industry's efforts to phase out basic local phone service in Kentucky are on "speed dial" at the statehouse. The Senate version of the so-called AT&T bill passed out of committee yesterday, less than a week after a House committee did the same with its version

PHOTO: Are some voices being drowned out by big money? The debate over a court decision that opened the floodgates to corporate money in politics continues to rage, five years after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its ruling. Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - It was five years ago today that a ruling from the nation's highest court opened the floodgates to major corporate campaign spending. The Supreme Court's ruling in the Citizens United versus Federal Election Commission case gave special interest groups the right to spend as much as

PHOTO: The Kentucky Attorney General's office confirms it has received a complaint of voter intimidation of college students. The message to students: you have the right to decide whether you register to vote at home or at college. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

BEREA, Ky. - The Kentucky Attorney General's office confirms it has received a complaint of alleged voter intimidation of college students. The Attorney General's communications director, Allison Martin, says the office is "actively reviewing the situation." At the heart of the complaint is an an

PHOTO: Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.

RICHMOND, Ky. - The state's top election officer said she has received "overwhelmingly strong support" from Kentuckians to allow online voter registration and to make early voting easier. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, who has just finished election forums across the state, stopped sho

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Advocates for children in Kentucky and across the country say the youngest Americans are being ignored so far in the presidential campaigns, and they're hoping that changes before November. The group Every Child Matters says big business is steering the campaigns with multimillion

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