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PNS Daily News - March 29, 2017 


Here’s a look at what’s making news today: Trump follows through on promises to dismantle climate policies; the head of the White House-Russia investigation says he won’t step down; and coast-to-coast opposition grows to Session’s sanctuary cities stance.

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Since 1979, the income of Pennsylvania's top 1 percent has increased by 125 percent. (bykst/pixabay)

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- State lawmakers and public policy advocates announced a tax plan Wednesday that would raise new revenue while lowering taxes for about half of all Pennsylvania taxpayers. Like a version introduced last year, the proposed "Fair Share Tax" would increase taxes on wealth, such as d

Students from nine state colleges and universities are participating in the day of action. (WestCoastivieS/Wikimedia Commons)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Students are engaging in direct action in nine cities across Pennsylvania Thursday, urging state legislators to oppose a bill that would penalize colleges and universities that have declared themselves to be sanctuary schools. House Bill 14 would cut state funding from stat

Gabe Morgan, 32BJ SEIU, leads a rally of low-wage workers in Philadelphia on Monday. (32BJ SEIU)

PITTSBURGH – Workers in the Fight for 15 movement rallied on Monday in opposition to Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder. More than two-dozen protests were held around the country. In Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, fast-food cooks, building cleaners, security officers and others gathered out

A coalition of organizations has launched a

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A coalition gathered in the Capitol rotunda in Harrisburg Tuesday to launch what it's calling the "Pennsylvania's Choice" 2017 budget campaign. The groups advocate for consumers, educators, workers and more. They describe the state's tax system as "upside down," asking those

Public-health and environmental groups warn that a push to repeal federal regulations could render the Clean Air Act unenforceable. (JuergenPM/Pixabay)

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Some advocacy groups are warning that two measures by congressional Republicans are threatening the status of current federal regulations on everything from school lunches to clean air. Lawmakers are calling it regulatory reform. But according to former Environmental Protec

More than 1,000 people have volunteered for the

PHILADELPHIA – The number of houses of worship offering sanctuary to undocumented immigrants has doubled in the weeks since the election. During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump made his promise to deport undocumented immigrants a constant theme. But since his victory at the polls, th

The combined state budget deficit could reach almost $3 billion by June 30. (Rlibrandi/Wikimedia Commons)

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania's budget deficit is on course to approach $3 billion by the end of June, but a new report suggests steps the state can take to close that gap. According to the report, called "A Fair Share Tax Proposal for Pennsylvania," the problem is tax cuts - mostly benefitting

A 2008 poll found that 78 percent of Pennsylvania voters favored a nationwide popular vote for president. (Mark Goebel/Flickr)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – This election was the fifth time in U.S. history that the candidate who got the most votes failed to win the presidency, but a bill that has passed in ten states and the District of Columbia could change that. The Constitution says the states decide how to allocate their vo

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