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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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Public News Service - MI: Welfare Reform

The Michigan Senate last week adjourned for the summer without taking a vote on Medicaid expansion. The AARP is joining a growing list of groups calling for the Senate to put the bill up for a vote before the end of August.

LANSING, Mich. - The AARP of Michigan is joining a long list of groups urging state Senate Republicans to go back to the Capitol and vote on Medicaid expansion. The Senate adjourned for its summer recess last week before voting on a bill that would make nearly a half-million Michigan residents eligi

Recent studies have shown that infants' brains are reacting to external stresses, even while they sleep.  Things like domestic conflicts, violence and other traumatic events can influence a person's behavior later in life - even if they don't have any conscious memory of the original stress.

LANSING, Mich. – Recent studies have shown that infants' brains are reacting to external stresses, even while babies sleep. Things such as domestic conflicts, violence and other traumatic events can influence people's behavior later in life – even if they don't have any conscious memo

PHOTO: Nationwide survey shows one in five Michigan residents have trouble finding enough to eat.

LANSING, Mich. – Hunger continues to be a problem in Michigan, according to a national report being released this week. The Food Research and Action Center, or FRAC, says the problem could get worse if popular food assistance programs aren't adequately funded. About 20 percent of Michigan

PHOTO: Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder By the Office of the Governor.

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to announce whether he intends to expand Medicaid when he delivers his budget priorities to state lawmakers Thursday. Health-care advocates are hoping Snyder will allocate the funds to cover about a half-million uninsured Michiganders. Doug Paterson, di

LANSING, Mich. - More Michigan families are reaching out to community mental health services for help coping with job losses and the related economic fallout. However, the increased demand for services comes at a time when the state is also ramping up its prisoner re-entry program, leaving greater n

Lansing, MI - With Michigan's December unemployment rate stretching into double-digits, the concern now shifts to how well the state's safety nets are holding up. The president and CEO of the Michigan League for Human Services, Sharon Parks, says the state's ability to help people has been comprom

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