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PNS Daily Newscast - April 6, 2020 


More than 3 million Americans have lost employer-based health insurance over the past two weeks; and policy analysts look to keep us healthy and financially stable.

2020Talks - April 6, 2020 


Wisconsin is planning to go ahead with primaries as usual, despite requests for a delay from the Governor, and lawsuits from voting rights advocates. There's also a judicial election, where a liberal judge is challenging the conservative incumbent.

Public News Service - NH: Livable Wages/Working Families

Leisure, hospitality and retail, all hard-hit by COVID-19, make up almost 30% of New Hampshire's private-sector employment. (dhester/Morguefile)

CONCORD, N.H. -- New Hampshire will lose 11.6% of jobs by this summer, according to a new forecast from a nonpartisan think tank. The Economic Policy Institute projected that more than 68,000 jobs in the state will evaporate -- particularly for people who work in bars, restaurants, hotels and retai

Americans over age 65 account for 12% of all U.S. bankruptcy filings, with 3% of those filers at least 75 years of age. (blackstarvideo/Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. -- With the 2020 New Hampshire primary in the history books and the field of Democratic Party presidential contenders narrowing, many Americans approaching retirement are assessing where candidates stand on Social Security, pension programs and other retirement options. The federal g

Gov. Chris Sununu has four days remaining to sign Senate Bill 10, which calls for the state minimum wage to increase to $10 per hour in 2020 and $12 per hour in 2022. (AlexiusHoratius/Wikipedia)

CONCORD, N.H. — Activists from across the political spectrum are calling for Gov. Chris Sununu to give back his raise and give one to Granite Staters instead. On Monday, advocates from the group An Economy That Works for Everyone and volunteers for the New Hampshire Democratic Party presente

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation's largest free tax assistance and preparation service. (AARP Foundation Tax-Aide)

CONCORD, N.H. – AARP is offering free tax assistance to low- and moderate-income individuals through April 15th, including in New Hampshire. While the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program pays special attention to older individuals, one doesn't need to be a senior citizen or AARP member to use t

Democrats in the New Hampshire House are working to repeal the 100-hour-a-month work requirement for Medicaid beneficiaries before it takes effect. (Rep. Rebecca McWilliams/Facebook)

CONCORD, N.H. - People who receive Medicaid benefits in New Hampshire soon will have to prove they're working or volunteering at least 100 hours a month. But the idea of ending that requirement is making some headway in the Legislature. Backers of House Bill 690 want to repeal the work requirement

Advocates of banning salary-history requests on job applications say it could level the playing field for women and under-represented minorities. (Amtec US/Flickr)

CONCORD, N.H. - The New Hampshire Legislature is considering a bill that would prevent employers from demanding that job applicants share their salary histories. House Bill 211 is to get a public hearing at 1:30 p.m. today in the House Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Committee. Rep. P

Older workers can bring years of experience to a new job. (stevepb/pixabay)

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Older workers can bring years of experience to a new job, and a job fair this Friday in Manchester can help match them with potential employers. New Hampshire has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation and demand for labor is high. So, the New Hampshire Depar

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CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire needs more workers, but a new report says criminal records are keeping qualified job seekers out of the workforce. The unemployment rate in the Granite State is just 2.7 percent, the lowest in the nation. The opioid epidemic has hit New Hampshire hard, and the n

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