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PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2018 


As the DOJ tries a rare direct appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court on DACA, a new report says border patrol agents have been vandalizing water left for migrants; also, on today's rundown a labor dispute in Minnesota could affect Super Bowl week; and the Interior decision nears on sage-grouse plans.

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Public News Service - NV: Budget Policy & Priorities

The new tax bill cuts corporate and individual tax rates, but only the corporate cuts are made permanent. (Cohdra/Morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – President Donald Trump is celebrating the passage of the Republican tax bill, but opponents say it will explode the deficit, make corporate tax cuts permanent, drive up insurance rates and endanger programs that help the poor. The bill slashes corporate rates from 35 to 2

Not One Penny rallies, such as this one in Reno, are blanketing the country this week ahead of the Senate tax plan vote. (Matthew Flonken/Organizing For America)

RENO, Nev. – Protesters are gathering Wednesday in Reno and Las Vegas to slam the Republican tax plan – saying it would explode the deficit in order to give a tax break to corporations and the wealthy. The rallies, plus another held in Reno on Tuesday, are part of a nationwide series o

Solar installation advocates claim higher tariffs could cost 88,000 jobs. (MT Aero)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Advocates for Nevada's solar installation industry are worried that the Trump administration will jack up tariffs on imported solar panels – after the International Trade Commission ruled that cheap foreign solar panels are hurting domestic manufacturers. A study b

53,000 children in Nevada have gotten health insurance since the state expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. (dmarshall/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada has now hit a historic high - for the percentage of children who have health insurance, according to a new report. Researchers from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families found that about 4,000 additional kids got insurance between 2015 and 2016

New data show the price of housing is higher in Nevada than the national average, while incomes are lower. (Cohdra/Morguefile)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Almost 14 percent of Nevadans live below the federal poverty level - but that's an improvement over last year and is a little better than the national average, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The new statistics show that the median household income is r

Cancer survivor Laura Packard speaks to reporters on Wednesday in Las Vegas.(Juan Ortega)

LAS VEGAS — Health care advocates in Nevada are speaking out against the latest Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act that was unveiled on Wednesday, saying the block grants it proposes would force massive cuts in Medicaid. The Graham-Cassidy bill would cap what is currently an

An estimated 3,200 DACA recipients in Nevada are eligible for an extension.(juanmonino/Istockphoto)

LAS VEGAS – The clock is ticking for DACA recipients who qualify to file a renewal application before the deadline three weeks from now. So legal aid groups across the state are shifting resources to come to their aid. Last week President Donald Trump ended the DACA program, which provides

Hundreds of thousands of Nevadans benefited from the Medicaid expansion, which could be cut under the GOP health plan. (goir/iStockphoto)

LAS VEGAS - Some Nevadans, concerned by Sen. Dean Heller's crucial swing vote to open debate on repealing the Affordable Care Act, are planning a series of protests this week. The Nevada Workers Party held a "Hey Nevada, Get Contentious" vigil on the state Capitol steps Tuesday night, and the group

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