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PNS Daily News - September 26, 2017 


Today’s news focuses on several issues including: a third Republican opposing the latest Obamacare repeal effort; a look at the safety of personal information on this Voter Registration Day; and U.S. crime still historically low despite a recent rise.

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About 1 in 5 Ohioans surveyed was not sure if he or she felt favorably or unfavorably about the health reform law. (Hamza Butt/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As renewed efforts by Senate Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act ramp up, a newly released survey reveals how some Ohioans feel about the matter. The Ohio Health Issues Poll asked respondents several questions about health care, including what they would like to se

During Hunger Action Month, Ohioans are encouraged to raise awareness and advocate for policies that fight poverty. (Cary Sheil/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Struggling Ohioans are starting to see small improvements in their ability to put food on the table. New data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service show the rate of food insecurity in Ohio fell slightly in 2016 to 14.8 percent. That's down from

Black workers in Ohio earn about $3.55 less an hour than white workers, according to Policy Matters Ohio. (Lydur Skulason/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – On a day dedicated to celebrating the achievements of the American worker, a new report finds persistent inequities in Ohio's labor market. Policy Matters Ohio's "State of Working Ohio 2017" reveals low unemployment in 2016, and slightly higher wages for the second consecuti

Ohio gained 4,100 public sector jobs in July, but lost in manufacturing and construction. (TheHilaryClark/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Analysts say another month of slow job growth in Ohio shows that cutting taxes for those with the highest incomes isn't putting people back to work. The state gained only 1,600 jobs in July for a 12-month growth rate of just under 1 percent – less than two-thirds of th

NAFTA resulted in the loss of an estimated 680,000 manufacturing jobs in the United States. <br />(Billie Greenwood/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Some labor groups in Ohio and around the country are asking leaders to prioritize workers as talks begin on revising the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. Trade officials from the U.S., Canada and Mexico will sit down Wednesday to renegotiate the 23-year-old tra

According to the National Retail Federation, the average household spends more than $660 on back-to-school shopping. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Summer break is coming to an end for many school districts in Ohio, which means the daunting and sometimes expensive ritual of back-to-school shopping begins. But the burden can be somewhat eased this weekend. Friday through Saturday is a back-to-school sales tax holiday i

A disconnect notice is not required to be eligible for summer cooling assistance through HEAP.<br />(noricum/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The sweltering heat in Ohio is underscoring the importance of cooling assistance for vulnerable populations. Low-income Ohioans with a documented medical condition or those 60 years of age and older can ask for help to stay cool through the Summer Crisis Program. Michele Luc

More than a third of Ohio's budget is made up of the types of federal grant dollars that President Trump's budget proposal trims by $44 billion. (whitehouse.gov)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As the federal budget process plays out in Congress, a national economist says there's a lot at stake for Ohio. President Donald Trump's proposal attempts to balance the budget by 2027, with nearly $4.5 trillion in cuts. The President of the Center on Budget and Policy Prio

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