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PNS Daily Newscast - April 28, 2017 


In focus on our rundown today: President Trump says he’ll “renegotiate” NAFTA rather than pull out; Texas groups oppose Congress’ second try at a health care bill; and wildlife takes over a Florida school.

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Public News Service - MI: Livable Wages/Working Families

Experts say encouraging girls to pursue nontraditional careers from an early age will help close the wage gap in Michigan. (Dia2018/morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. – A baby girl born this year in Michigan won't likely see pay equity in her working life, according to new research which looks at what it will take to close the pay gap across the country. The report from the Institute for Women's Policy Research projects that at the current pa

A new poll shows little public support for a plan to repeal the Michigan state income tax. (Phillip Hoffmeister/Wikimedia Commons)

LANSING, Mich – Michigan lawmakers looking to phase out the state's income tax over time without a plan to replace it won't find much support from their constituents, according to a new survey. The poll, commissioned by the Michigan League for Public Policy, found that nearly three-quarters

A large crowd is expected Saturday at the Women's March on Lansing. (Phillip Hoffmeister/Wikimedia Commons)

LANSING, Mich. - On the day after Donald Trump takes office, thousands of Michigan women will take to the streets in opposition to the wave of hate crimes, violence and discrimination they say have proliferated since the November election. Clinical psychotherapist Sarah Eisenberg is one of the orga

Early tax filers will have to wait for refunds this year. It's the result of new anti-fraud measures being taken by the Internal Revenue Service. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. – It's just about time to give Uncle Sam his share, and some changes this year could affect when those who often rely on tax refunds will get their money back. The IRS will begin accepting 2016 income tax returns on Jan. 23, but because of new anti-fraud measures, taxpayers fi

Michigan lawmakers return to work the second week of January. (MittenStatePhototog/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. – At a time when political friction is high, Michigan state leaders are being applauded for coming together to help children and families. The lame duck legislative session just wrapped up with passage of several measures, including a supplemental budget bill (SB 800) that wil

Using cash for holiday purchases can help avoid the debt cycle. (cohdra/morguefile)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – While red is one of the colors of the holiday season, it's not a good look for a bank account, and experts say racking up holiday debt can lead to a cycle that's hard to break. The average American will spend $936 on holiday gifts this year, the second highest amount on reco

Experts say mentoring can help boost educational outcomes and behavior for teens. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. – Being a teen is tough enough, especially without a supportive adult around to offer guidance through life's challenges. Around Michigan, the GoodGuides youth mentoring program is working to help at-risk youth get on the right track for future success. Kim Owens, branch man

Research shows racial disparities exist in Michigan in reading proficiency, school discipline, and graduation rates. (U.S. Dept. of Education)

LANSING, Mich. – As hundreds of Michiganders gathered at a forum Monday to discuss poverty and racial inequity, a new report examines persistent racial disparities in educational opportunities for Michigan kids. The forum was sponsored by the Michigan League for Public Policy, which also rele

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