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PNS Daily Newscast - April 2, 2020 


The Trump Administration decides Obama healthcare exchanges will not reopen - we have reaction. Plus a look a vulnerable COVID-19 population you may not have heard about.

2020Talks - April 2, 2020 


Some states this year use ranked-choice voting. What are some of the benefits during COVID-19? Plus, President Trump and former VP Biden continue to battle over the Affordable Care Act.

Public News Service - NM: Social Justice

One year after the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate for kids is at a historic low, according to a new report. Credit: Gpoint Studio/iStockphoto.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – More children in New Mexico and around the nation now have health coverage. According to a new report by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, the rate of uninsured children dropped to a historic low of six percent nationally in 2014, the year the Aff

PHOTO: Native American tribes could gain new tax incentives for renewable energy projects if Congress approves a bill Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico introduced this week. Photo courtesy Brookhaven National Laboratory.

SANTA FE, N.M. – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich of New Mexico is sponsoring legislation to amend the federal tax code to give Native American tribes – some of which are also known as Pueblo in New Mexico – tax credits for renewable energy projects. Heinrich says the Tribal Tax Incen

PHOTO: What could become the 28th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and reform political campaign spending limits, is being debated in the United States Senate. Photo credit: Library of Congress.

SANTA FE, N.M. - The U.S. Senate is involved in an historic debate over a proposed constitutional amendment that would give Congress and the states control of political campaign spending limits. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.)sponsored Senate Joint Resolution 19, which could become the 28th Amendment to

PHOTO: A new report concludes that working families in New Mexico will bear the burden of making up revenue lost to corporate income tax cuts. Photo courtesy New Mexico Legislature.

SANTA FE, N.M. - A new report from New Mexico Voices for Children warns that taxpayers will shoulder the burden of the state's corporate income tax cuts. Gerry Bradley, senior researcher, Voices for Children, wrote "The Corporate Income Tax: A Declining but Essential Part of New Mexico State Revenue

PHOTO: The state's poorest residents would be hit hardest by a proposed two-percent flat tax which may be considered New Mexico's next legislative session, according to New Mexico Voices for Children. Photo courtesy of New Mexico Legislature.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The state's poorest residents would be hit hardest by a proposed 2-percent flat tax, according to Gerry Bradley, policy analyst, New Mexico Voices for Children. Bradley's nonprofit organization is lobbying against the effort to replace personal and corporate state income taxes wi

PHOTO: Women starting small businesses should work hard to overcome inequalities that men in business may not experience, according to Edna Lopez with the National Association of Women Business Owners of Northern New Mexico. Image courtesy of the Small Business Administration.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Women starting small businesses should work hard to overcome inequalities that men in business may not experience, according to Edna Lopez, president of the National Association of Women Business Owners of Northern New Mexico. Lopez, who owns and operates a staffing compa

According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Data Book, child well-being in New Mexico has fallen to last place. Advocates are looking at what can be done to improve child security in the state.<br />GRAPHIC: Kids Are Counting on Us logo. Courtesy: NM Voices for Children.<br />

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - When it comes to the well-being of children in New Mexico, the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks the Land of Enchantment dead last out of the 50 states. Child advocacy groups, including New Mexico Voices for Children, are focused on solutions to the problems that create that situat

PHOTO: Kim Kiel (L) and partner Rose Griego say they're willing to wait for marriage equality in New Mexico. Courtesy of ACLU New Mexico.<br />

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - On Wednesday, Santa Fe Mayor David Coss and City Councilor Patti Bushee will introduce a resolution to recognize same-sex marriage as legal, and to encourage county clerks to begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses. The timing is particularly good for two couples who walked into

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