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PNS Daily Newscast - November 24, 2017 


On today’s rundown, all eyes on the G.O.P. tax plan - labor groups say it’s not good for working families, and the view from Michigan is the likely loss of many services across the state; plus, report today on Black Friday and Native American Heritage Day

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Archive: February 16, 2015

PHOTO: Fifty Montanans are expected at the State Capitol today for a rally to show displeasure with legislative plans to look at transferring federal public lands to state control. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

HELENA, Mont. – Montanans loaded on to buses early this morning to attend a rally today at the State Capitol to show displeasure with legislative actions to try to transfer national public lands to state control. A petition will be presented to Gov. Steve Bullock with more than 3,000 signatu ...Read More

PHOTO: Volunteers are standing by at 48 locations in Idaho to help folks file their income tax returns for free. The Tax-Aide program from AARP Idaho helped more than 32,000 file last year. Photo credit: PT Money/Flickr

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – The doors are open for free tax preparation and filing in Idaho through the AARP Tax-Aide program. And with new Affordable Care Act rules to sort through, the experts are ready to help folks with documentation. Duane Brown in Coeur d'Alene has been helping peop ...Read More

PHOTO: Unless Colorado lawmakers decide to renew the state's Office of Consumer Counsel, the watchdog agency that represents consumers in utility rate hikes will fade into the sunset on July 1. Photo credit: yosoynuts/Flickr Commons<br />

DENVER - Consumer groups in Colorado are pressing lawmakers to reauthorize the state's Office of Consumer Counsel. The OCC represents customers when their utility companies want to raise rates. As a result of Colorado's Sunset Law, the agency is set to expire this year. Utility companies say the OC ...Read More

PHOTO: Katrina Shankland (D-Stevens Point) is assistant Democratic leader of the Wisconsin Assembly, and says her party's plan called

MADISON, Wis. - Clean energy, nanotechnology and "buy Wisconsin" proposals are among the 15 items Wisconsin Assembly Democrats have unveiled as part of what they are calling their economic-opportunity agenda for 2015. Assistant Democratic Leader Katrina Shankland of Stevens Point says the plan put ...Read More

PHOTO: Supporters of clean energy say a decline in jobs in Indiana's solar industry highlights the need to protect the industry from policies that could hinder its growth. Photo credit: Marufish/Flickr.

INDIANAPOLIS – A new report indicates the Hoosier state is falling behind its neighbors when it comes to solar power. According to the Solar Foundation, Indiana lost 100 jobs in 2014, a year after gaining 1,000. Chris Rohaly, who owns a solar installation and design firm in Kokomo, says sol ...Read More

PHOTO: A revitalized downtown and Mill District of Biddeford is one of the success stories in a new report that says Maine's nonprofit organizations contribute an estimated $10 billion to the state's economy. Photo credit: Tomasso/Wikimedia Commons

BIDDEFORD, Maine - Maine's nonprofits profit Maine. That's the takeaway from a biennial report on the status of the nonprofit sector in the Pine Tree State. According to the Maine Association of Nonprofits, the state's nonprofit organizations contribute an estimated $10 billion to the state's eco ...Read More

PHOTO: Some farmers and ranchers in Arizona and other drought-ravaged western states are eligible for emergency government loans linked to the USDA declaring 256 counties as natural disaster areas. Photo courtesy National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

PHOENIX - It may only be February, but several drought-ravaged counties in Arizona and other Western states already are under a "primary natural disaster declaration." Val Dolcini, administrator for the Farm Service Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture, says the action opens up financial assista ...Read More

PHOTO: A Kentucky state senator says a moratorium on Kentucky's death penalty is needed until problems are fixed. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. – On the same day Pennsylvania's governor placed a moratorium on the death penalty in the Keystone state, a Kentucky lawmaker filed a bill to make what she says would be moderate reforms to Kentucky's laws. State Sen. Robin Webb maintains there are so many problems with Kentuc ...Read More

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