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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 - MI: Consumer Issues

Michigan's average weekly unemployment benefit will not keep a family with children out of poverty while job hunting. (jppi/morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. – If you find yourself unemployed and you live in Michigan, it's a double whammy, according to a new analysis that finds the state falls far short of its neighbors when it comes to providing a safety net to those looking for jobs. The report from the Michigan League for Public

Nearly 2,600 Michigan households now generate their own electricity through solar power, according to state data. (jutta/morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. – The number of Michiganders who produce their own electricity with solar panels in 2016 grew by 427 over the previous year, according to a new report by the Michigan Public Service Commission, but there are concerns that policy changes will stunt future progress. Much of the

Michigan's $.35-per-hour minimum-wage increase adds $14 per week before taxes to the paychecks of those working full-time. (markgraf/morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan rang in 2018 with a 35-cent hike to the minimum wage, but some say that doesn't go far enough and want voters to have the final word. This week marked the last of three scheduled increases under a law passed in 2014, taking the state's minimum wage to $9.25 an hour.

Participants in Show Me the Money Day events will get tips on how not to break the bank in 2018. (finance/morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. -- For those who list getting into better financial shape among their goals for 2018, experts are coming to communities across the state to help connect people with the resources they need to be financially fit. The Community Economic Development Association of Michigan is organizin

Experts say early planning can alleviate income tax errors and stress. (noderdog/iStockphoto)

LANSING, Mich. – It's not the most festive topic, but experts are urging Michiganders to use this time of year to get ready for tax season, and to know what resources are available to help. Ross Yednock, program director of the Michigan Economic Impact Coalition at the Community Economic Dev

The GOP tax plan could get a vote in the Senate next week. (click/morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. – As many people across the state begin their holiday shopping this weekend, analysts are warning that the Republican tax bill is no gift to Michiganders, particularly those most in need. According to the Michigan League for Public Policy, under both the plan that passed the U

Heating bills are a major expense for many Michiganders, but help is available. (hilarycl/morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. – With summer's warmth now just a memory, many homeowners are reaching for the thermostat, and the push is on to make sure all Michiganders are aware of the resources that can help them keep the heat on this winter. Whitney Skeans with Consumers Energy says there are income-ba

Many military veterans in Michigan may be unaware of all the benefits they've earned for serving their country. (pippalou/morguefile)

DETROIT – Michigan has one of the lowest percentages in the nation of military veterans taking advantage of the benefits they're entitled to, but local advocates are working to change that as a way to thank the veterans for their service and sacrifice. AARP Michigan has teamed up with the Mi

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