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PNS Daily Newscast - October 23, 2017 


We begin the week with President Donald Trump urging GOP House members to support the Senate budget bill; a new report tracks a growing “right” to discriminate at both the state and federal level; and we will let you know why Trump budget cuts are being labeled a threat to waterways in the Midwest.

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Public News Service - WY: Social Justice

Economists are headed to Jackson Hole to urge the Federal Reserve to raise its inflation target to spur higher wages and more jobs. (Getty Images)

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. – The nation's most powerful bankers are descending on Jackson Hole this week for the Federal Reserve's annual economic symposium, and they'll be met by a coalition of labor and policy groups who want a say in how the economy is mapped out. Shawn Sebastian, co-director of

More than 99 percent of the nation's taxpayers currently are exempt from the federal estate tax, slated for elimination under President Donald Trump's tax proposal. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – More than 50 multi-millionaires have signed a letter urging President Donald Trump and Congress to abandon their attempts to abolish the federal estate tax, the only tax on inherited wealth in the U.S. Chuck Collins, heir to the Oscar Mayer fortune and author of the book "Bo

Wyoming lawmakers are considering a bill to make it easier for people to vote after they've served their sentences for nonviolent offenses. (Erik Hersman/Flickr)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming lawmakers are considering a measure this week that would automatically grant nonviolent felons the right to vote again after serving their sentences. Under current law, all people convicted of felonies lose the right to vote while in prison - and nonviolent offenders h

Schools that take steps to reduce bullying and provide other supports for LGBTQ students are seeing better education outcomes, a new survey shows. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Schools that take steps to reduce bullying and provide other supports for their LGBTQ students are seeing better education outcomes, but the nation's middle and high schools can still be described as "hostile environments," according to a new survey by the Gay Lesbian and Stra

Residents who received letters questioning their citizenship status are encouraged to bring official identification or naturalization papers to polls. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- The ACLU of Wyoming is advising residents to bring documentation of their citizenship to the polls Tuesday, in the wake of a correspondence from the Secretary of State's office questioning the legal status of some voters. Sabrina King, policy director with the ACLU of Wyoming, sa

If the federal minimum wage had grown at the same pace as worker productivity, it would be nearly $19 an hour in 2016. (Economic Policy Institute)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - This summer marks the seven-year anniversary of the last time the federal minimum wage was raised, from $6.55 to $7.25 an hour, and the buying power of those dollars has fallen by 10 percent because of inflation, according to new analysis from the Economic Policy Institute. David

Research shows identity theft facilitated by companies is common in migrant farm work. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Farm workers are frequently forced into becoming identity thieves in order to get jobs, according to a new report from theUniversity of Colorado. The research showed that many agribusiness companies routinely give migrant workers who can't legally work in the U.S. valid documenta

Two new reports show what it takes for Wyoming families to get by without public or private assistance. (Wyoming Women's Foundation)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Two new reports released today by the Wyoming Women's Foundation show what it takes for families to get by without public or private assistance, and how to achieve economic security. The first report calculates a Self-Sufficiency Standard for each county based on "bare bones" bud

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