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PNS Daily Newscast - March 30, 2017 


Featured on today’s rundown; LGBTQ Americans excluded from the 2020 Census; we take a look at how Trump’s energy policies could hurt the sector’s biggest jobs creator; plus how overturning online privacy rules may especially impact immigrants.

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Public News Service - NY: Civic Engagement

Shelter allowances for people on public assistance fall far short of the cost of housing. (sinzicraciun0/Pixabay)

NEW YORK — Advocates for the homeless say a proposal now in the state Legislature could drastically reduce and prevent homelessness across the state. There now are about 60,000 people living in homeless shelters in New York, and the cost of keeping a family in a welfare hotel can be $3,500 a

Supporters of expanding access to driverís licenses say it helps ensure that all drivers are licensed and insured. (versageek/Flickr)

NEW YORK – Hundreds gathered in Albany on Tuesday to ask state lawmakers to pass a bill creating what they're calling a "driver's license for all." Assembly bill 4050 would create a category of limited-purpose New York State driver's licenses to serve as legal identification that would be av

In the 2014 general election, New York state was 49th for voter participation. Legislation now in Albany seeks to improve voter turnout. (Danny Howard/Flickr)

NEW YORK - A package of legislation introduced by New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman would streamline voter registration and increase turnout, good-government groups say. The New York Votes Act, unveiled Wednesday, would make big changes that include automatic voter registration, con

Numerous studies show in-person voter fraud is extremely rare. (Vox Efx/Flickr)

NEW YORK – Modernizing voter registration practices can register more voters and protect the integrity of elections, according to a report from the Brennan Center for Justice. President Donald Trump has claimed that millions of people voted illegally in the November election. Though numerous

Alphonso David, Governor Cuomo, and Hector Figueroa speaking at a Sunday news conference.  (Governor Andrew Cuomo)

NEW YORK -- Governor Andrew Cuomo has taken action to protect the legal rights of immigrants being detained at New York airports. Immediately after President Trump signed an executive order banning immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries, officials began detaining those arriving at U.

Brenda Berkman, one of the first women firefighters in New York City, joined the FDNY in 1982. (Brenda Berkman)

NEW YORK – Pioneering women firefighters will be among the tens of thousands of women and men participating in the Women's March on Washington this Saturday. In the late 1970s, Brenda Berkman filed a sex discrimination suit against the New York City Fire Department and went on to serve 25 ye

From 2003 to 2013, assets of charitable foundations grew by $321 billion. (Nat'l. Committee for Responsive Philanthropy)

NEW YORK – Foundations receiving tax-deductible contributions are booming, but a new report says little of the new money pouring in makes its way to those working on social justice issues. The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) report says between 2003 and 2013, which incl

Hoosick Falls resident Ashlynn Sagendorf has a PFOA level of 31. The national average is 2. (EANY/EffectiveNY)

ALBANY, N.Y. - New Yorkers have a right to clean water, clean air and a safe climate, according to the message of a new advertising campaign launched this week. The groups Environmental Advocates of New York and Effective NY have joined forces to push for amending the state constitution to include a

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