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PNS Daily Newscast - September 30, 2020 

Trump and Biden square off in a debate marked by interruptions; COVID-19 highlights neglect of undocumented residents.

2020Talks - September 30, 2020 

Last night was filled with interruptions at the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

Jessica’s Side of the “State Budget Cuts” Story Featured in DC

February 6, 2009

Concord, NH – A New Hampshire state employee losing her job because of the state budget shortage spent Thursday in Washington D.C. trying to convince Congress to act soon on an economic recovery package. Jessica Paul, who will remain on the Division of Parks and Recreation payroll only another week, has been working to help others who have lost their jobs as part of her membership with New Hampshire SEIU. She says many of those people need to find work soon, which could be tough as the unemployment rate continues to rise.

"It’s interesting to see how many people are one paycheck away from being out on the street, and it’s scary. That doesn’t help the economy in any way."

Paul lives with her parents and helps support them. She’s hoping the economic package will send enough money to New Hampshire so she can keep her job, and so that Granite Staters can enjoy parks this spring.

"Parks are already short-staffed. We’ve already lost a lot of people. I’ve been told by a few people out in the field that they don’t know if they’ll be able to open the parks."

The U.S. Senate is currently considering the economic recovery package, where opponents are arguing the plan would cost too much and that it includes spending on pet projects, which do not fit the definition of economic stimulus.

Deborah Smith/Deb Courson, Public News Service - NH