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    PNS Daily News- February 12, 20160 


    Here's what we're following: the Clean Power Plan is being put on hold for now but wildlife advocates say that's no reason for states to stop making changes, more people are being exonerated in the United States and Albert Einstein made a prediction over a century ago, and he was right.

Public News Service - New Hampshire

Low-wage workers were out in force at the GOP debate in Manchester of Saturday night, demanding a commitment from the candidates to back a $15-an-hour minimum wage. (SEA)

MANCHESTER, N.H. - They unfurled a huge banner that said "Come Get My Vote." Low-wage workers were out in force at Saturday night's GOP debate and, to get their vote, they say candidates need to back a $15 an hour minimum wage. Tyler Tufts is a 32-year-old single mom who earns $8 an hour working a...Read More

Public News Service - NH

As New Hampshire voters make their final choices for the primary, two of the state's former members of Congress are speaking out about the influence of money in politics. (Phil Roeder/Flickr)

CONCORD, N.H. - With the nation now focused on the final days of the Granite State primary battle, some former politicians are speaking out about the need to curb the influence of money in politics. Former Republican Rep. Charles Bass said polls show 85 percent of voters from both parties think mon...Read More

Public News Service - NH

As Granite State voters take stock of candidates like Senator Marco Rubio (l.) a new AARP survey finds 9 in 10 New Hampshire primary voters want to know where the candidates stand on Social Security. (AARP New Hampshire)

CONCORD, N.H. – With less than two weeks to go before the New Hampshire primary, a new survey by AARP finds voters of all ages and party affiliations in the Granite State want some answers from the candidates on Social Security. Todd Fahey, state director of AARP New Hampshire, says the surv...Read More

Public News Service - NH

The Granite State is stuck in the middle in terms of its animal-protection laws, ranked 26th among states in a new report. (Animal Legal Defense Fund)

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire is stuck in the middle in a new report that ranks anti-cruelty and other animal-protection laws in all 50 states. Lora Dunn, staff attorney in the Animal Legal Defense Fund's criminal-justice program, is co-author of the report, which compares the overall strength and ...Read More

Public News Service - NH

A member of the Rand Paul campaign is handed a copy of a new report that details the role of for-profit prisons in shaping immigrant detention policies. (AFSC).

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Immigration is a hot-button topic among presidential candidates campaigning in the Granite State, and a new report links lobbying money to the proportion of immigrants being held in detention in for-profit prisons. Arnie Alpert, co-director of the American Friends Service Committ...Read More

Public News Service - NH

Free assistance is available to help Granite State tax filers break a costly habit. Advocates says up to $40 million in tax credits are available, but are being left unclaimed. (Granite United Way)

CONCORD, N.H. – It has proven to be a costly tax season habit in the Granite State – local tax filers leave millions of dollars in tax breaks unclaimed when they file their income tax returns, even though they are eligible. Cary Gladstone, director of asset building at Granite United W...Read More

Public News Service - NH

A campaign is urging the Postmaster General to establish low-cost, basic banking services in the nation's 30,000 U.S. Post Offices. (Mike Clifford)

CONCORD, N.H. – Most people don't think of the Post Office as a place to cash a paycheck, but a coalition of national consumer, labor and civic organizations wants to change that. The group has delivered petitions with more than 150,000 signatures urging Postmaster General Megan Brennan to r...Read More

Public News Service - NH

Tax fraud is costing more than $5 billion per year, according to the latest  numbers, but consumer experts say you can resolve to beat these scammers to the punch by filing your IRS return early in 2016. (kenteegardin via flckr)

CONCORD, N.H. - It's the time of year for resolutions and Granite Staters can resolve now to beat scammers to their IRS refund check in 2016 by taking a few easy steps. The latest General Accounting Office numbers identify tax fraud as a major problem, with the IRS paying out $5.8 billion in fraudul...Read More

Public News Service - NH

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