CNN Radio News Day: January 28, 2013
Senator Marco Rubio (R), Republican from Florida, speaks alongside (L-R) Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) during a news conference on an immigration proposal at the US Capitol.
January 28th, 2013
04:50 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: January 28, 2013

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  • Today the so-called "gang of eight" in the Senate unveiled a bipartisan immigration proposal.  It calls for an effective employment verification system and offers a pathway to citizenship for many of the estimated 11 million immigrants who are already in the U.S. illegally.  New York Democrat Chuck Schumer:

"Other bipartisan groups of Senators have stood in the same spot before, trumpeting similar proposals. We believe this will be the year Congress finally gets it done."       FULL POST

January 28th, 2013
06:00 AM ET

NYC hit with huge wave of homelessness

By Steve Kastenbaum, CNN

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(CNN) – New York City is experiencing its largest wave of homelessness since the Great Depression.

The spike started following cuts to a government rent subsidy program. Ironically, the impact of having to provide shelter to more than 20,000 homeless children each night is costing the city more money than the cost of the subsidies.

[3:37] “It costs $36,000 a year to shelter a homeless family in New York City. In comparison, a rental voucher is $10,000 a year. So it’s more than three times more expensive to have that family in shelter than it is to give that family permanent housing,” said Patrick Markee, a policy analyst at the non-profit Coalition for the Homeless.