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PNS Daily News - May 22, 2017 


Today’s news highlights several issues: a new era in U.S. – Arab relations? The Catholic church commits to major fossil fuel divestment before G-7 meetings. And some farmers are accused of using immigration threats to discourage legal claims.

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Public News Service - MN: Livable Wages/Working Families

Minnesota would be the sixth state in the U.S. with permanent paid parental leave if state lawmakers decide to approve it. (mn.gov)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota lawmakers are being urged to hear two bills that resulted from an agreement between state employees and Gov. Mark Dayton, to allow six weeks of paid leave for both parents after the birth or adoption of a child. Minnesota Association of Professional Employees (MAP

Minnesota has a budget surplus, and what should be done with that money is under the microscope. (mn.gov)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota lawmakers are being asked to keep working families in mind when they consider what to do with a $1.65 billion state budget surplus. Public employee union officials are asking that the Legislature focus investment on economic security for the people who live in the

One in four children in Minnesota lacks access to healthy food, simply because he or she lives in areas where grocery shopping choices are limited. (Virginia Carter)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesotans for Healthy Kids Coalition last year pushed legislation to address so-called food deserts in rural and urban areas, and now a bill to fund such legislation is being introduced at the State Capitol Thursday. The Good Food Access Fund would provide loans, grant

As Minnesota lawmakers meet in 2017, they're being asked to keep the state's women in mind. (mn.gov)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Advocates in Minnesota say more work will be done in 2017 to make sure women's voices are being heard. Last fall, Barbara Baptiste, director of the Legislative Office on the Economic Status of Women, held nine "listening sessions" around the state to learn about what challenges

Gov. Mark Dayton has a plan to help Minnesotans pay for health insurance. (mn.gov)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – There's an effort underway in Minnesota to make sure no one loses health insurance while Republicans work to dismantle President Obama's health-care plan. Gov. Mark Dayton has proposed a premium rebate for about 120,000 Minnesotans who aren't eligible for federal tax credits

Gov. Mark Dayton will unveil his state budget next month, and detail is views one what to do with a $1.4 billion surplus. (mn.gov)

MINNEAPOLIS — A group that represents working Minnesotans is asking the state Legislature not to blow the budget surplus on tax breaks for billionaires and big business. AFSCME Council 5 has called on lawmakers to focus investment on economic security. The group's executive director, Eliot S

A new report says Minnesota's child care costs are high, at the same time the number of privately-owned child care centers is dropping. (V. Carter)

MINNEAPOLIS – A new report highlights the cost of child care in each state, and confirms that it's one of the most significant expenses in a family budget. The study by Child Care Aware found the cost of center-based infant care exceeds 7 percent of family income, which is the U.S. Departmen

State employees can take up to six weeks of paid time to be with their newborn or newly adopted child. (OakleyOriginals/flickr.com)

ST PAUL, Minn. -- On Wednesday, Minnesota became the fourth state in the nation to offer state employees paid parental leave. Gov. Mark Dayton approved the plan that allows new parents to take up to six weeks to be with their newborn or adopted child. Licensed childcare facilities in Minnesota don

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