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PNS Daily Newscast - January 24, 2018 


Following the interview with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Special counsel Robert Mueller is said to be ready to interview President Donald Trump; also on our rundown; a gerrymandering ruling in Pennsylvania called a major victory; and we take you to a state where the homeless count is going digital.

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Public News Service - MN: Budget Policy & Priorities

As state lawmakers and the Governor negotiate the details of a special session to address the impact of last month's record rains and floods in southern Minnesota, volunteer agencies are stepping in to try to address the area's immediate needs. Calls are out for skilled volunteers and financial cont

St. Paul, MN – A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau presents a disappointing picture, according to Nan Madden, director of the Minnesota Budget Project. She says despite the nation’s wealth, more people are being left behind economically. "We are five years into an economic recovery

St. Paul, MN - Some state lawmakers are asking Governor Pawlenty to call a special legislative session to provide flood relief to Southeastern Minnesota. In addition to causing at least six deaths, Senator Ann Lynch of Rochester says the floodwaters have washed out roads, destroyed bridges and swept

Governor Pawlenty and state lawmakers are considering a special session to consider transportation issues in light of the collapse of the I-35W bridge over the Mississippi. At issue is a bill the Governor twice vetoed that would raise the gas tax to fund infrastructure upgrades. Niel Ritchie with th

St. Paul, MN – Gov. Pawlenty's vetoes this week of major spending bills are drawing praise and criticism. Supporters say they hold down state spending. But others, such as House Majority Leader Tony Sertich, say the rejections, especially of the tax bill, deny Minnesotans essential needs and s

The Minnesota House today will consider a plan that could impact tens of thousands of households. Deborah Schlick with the Affirmative Options Coalition says the legislation would change state law to help more families get out of poverty and into the workforce. "This bill would restore some of the

A Midwest rural advocacy group says the farm bill being written in Washington offers a great opportunity to give outstate Minnesota an economic boost. Chuck Hassebrook, with the Center for Rural Affairs, says a plan under consideration would provide loans and training to jumpstart the economy. "It

Minnesota non-profits are reacting to President Bush's proposed $3 trillion budget, which includes an increase in military spending. The proposal also contains a commitment to make the president's tax cuts permanent, while eliminating the federal deficit within five years. Steve Francisco, with th

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