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PNS Daily Newscast - June 22, 2018 


GOP leadership puts its efforts to fix immigration on hold. Also on the Friday rundown: Florida students take their gun control message to the Midwest; and a call for renewal of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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Public News Service - NH: Poverty Issues

New Hampshire's decision to expand Medicaid has helped almost 13,000 people get addiction-treatment coverage. (Pixabay)

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire needs to reauthorize its Medicaid expansion; that's the message being delivered by hundreds gathered on the State House lawn today. Without reauthorization, the program that has helped more than 50,000 Granite Staters get health insurance will expire at the end of this

Carrie Duran of Wolfeboro says she relies on Medicaid expansion to stay healthy so she can care for her children. (Carrie Duran)

CONCORD, N.H. – A House committee will hear testimony on a bill that would reauthorize New Hampshire's Medicaid Expansion program. Rebecca Woitkowski, the early childhood policy coordinator for the advocacy organization New Futures Kids Count, says the expansion plays an integral role in the

Melissa Hinebauch speaks in Concord on Thursday about her experiences protesting the tax-law changes making their way through Congress. (Granite State Progress)

CONCORD, N.H. – Health-care advocates who traveled from New Hampshire to Washington, D.C., to protest the passage of the Senate tax changes were in Concord on Thursday, speaking out about their experiences. They say the 500-page bill guts Medicaid and Medicare to give massive tax breaks to cor

 The Granite State recorded a 2.8 percent drop in the share of children living in poverty according to the U.S. Census. (Chris Jackson/Flckr)

CONCORD, N.H. -- The Granite State is making progress in reducing poverty, according to the latest numbers. But some groups are seeing only limited gains as the state recovers from the Great Recession. Phil Sletten, policy analyst with the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute, said some of the bi

Advocates for affordable child care are holding forums - like this one in Manchester - with state legislators across New Hampshire. (Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy)

CONCORD, N.H. — The cost of child care is taking an ever-growing slice out of the family budgets of Granite State residents with young kids, and local advocates say the next state budget needs to do more to help them make ends meet. Child care currently takes up about a third of a New Hampsh

More Granite State children had health insurance in 2015 compared to 2013. (Brian Brown/Flickr)

CONCORD, N.H. – New Hampshire is a top tier state for ensuring that children have the health care coverage they need to stay healthy. A report released today by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families shows between 2013 and 2015, the number of children without health insur

Advocates for a

CONCORD, N.H. -- Just one day before Granite State voters head to the polls, an event is planned to advocate for a more moral economy. New Hampshire will be one of 25 states taking part in the Moral Day of Action on Monday. Reverend Gail Kinney with Meriden Congregational Church said the action w

A ruling by the New Hampshire Supreme Court means families won't have their TANF funds cut for also receiving SSI payments to care for children with disabilities. (California State University)

CONCORD, N.H. – The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled on a budgeting issue this month that should mean more funds are available for New Hampshire children with disabilities. Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) funding is a fundamental lifeline for needy families, says Ruth Heintz,

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