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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 - MO: Poverty Issues

As Missouri lawmakers try to trim the budget, affordable housing advocates say one idea on the table would hurt seniors and people with disabilities. (aarp.org)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Senate is set to vote on legislation that would end a property tax credit for about 100,000 people. House Committee Bill 3 would repeal the so-called Circuit Breaker Property Tax Credit - a state program for low-income people with disabilities or who are age 65

Hunger is especially prevalent in African-American households, with more than 1 in 5 in Missouri considered food insecure. (bread.org)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Anti-poverty advocates this month during African American History Month are shining the spotlight on hunger issues faced by some people of color. The poverty rate in the U.S. is 13.5 percent, nearly 17 percent in Missouri and even higher among African-American household

Low-wage workers say Donald Trump's selection for U.S. Labor Secretary makes more in a day than they do all year. (standupkc.org)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Low-wage workers in Kansas City and across the country are staging protests in opposition to President-elect Donald Trump's selection of Andy Puzder for U.S. Secretary of Labor. The group Fight for $15 organized protests Thursday, saying the CEO of CKE Restaurant Holdings,

Missouri voters will decide the fate of Amendment 6 next week. Several groups have come out saying it threatens voting rights. (mo.gov)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With just a week before the election, Missouri's largest grassroots environmental group is mobilizing against Constitutional Amendment 6, otherwise known as the Voter ID law. If approved, it would amend the state constitution to require voters to prove their citizenship

The movement to get a $15 hourly minimum wage is focusing on the swing states ahead of the election. (Fight for 15)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – There's a push in the last couple of weeks before the election to get the 64 million Americans who make less than $15 an hour to get out and vote. This week, Fight for 15 Kansas City hosted a Facebook Live Town Hall event, featuring first-time voters from swing states expla

Missourians are being encouraged to press the presidential candidates to talk about their plans for social security. (aarp.org)

ST. LOUIS – Most who watched the second presidential debate at Washington University will likely agree there was more jabbing and political rhetoric than substance. Advocates are hoping the third and final debate will turn out differently. Nancy LeaMond, executive vice president and chief ad

Nearly half of Missouri voters say they strongly support candidates who want to raise the minimum wage. (Virginia Carter)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The federal minimum wage has been frozen at $7.25 an hour since 2009. But several grassroots organizations are determined to change that and are focusing on seven swing states, including Missouri, which they say are key in this upcoming election. A recent poll by Publi

Missouri will be represented at the first ever national Fight for $15 convention. (Stand up KC).

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The first-ever nationwide Fight for $15 convention is being held Friday and Saturday in Richmond, Virginia. A contingent from Missouri will take part in a march and rally. Terrance Wise is a fast food worker from Kansas City, and a member of Fight for 15 and Stand Up KC. He sai

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