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PNS Weekend Newscast - March 25th, 2017 


Here's a look at the news we're covering:  A big blow to the GOP and President Trump when the plan to replace Obama Care fails,  A couple of new reports out on the state of water in the U.S show work needs to be done and budget cuts in one state are threatening those who are most vulnerable. 

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Public News Service - MI: Livable Wages/Working Families

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

Credit union memberships have surged in the past year, according to recent data. (ronnieb/morguefile)

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – Another round of scandals in the banking world has many in Michigan rethinking their accounts. Credit union membership in the state now stands at close to 5 million – or roughly half the population – with one of the highest membership gains in recent histor

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