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PNS Daily Newscast - Friday, August 23, 2019 


A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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Public News Service - NV: Welfare Reform

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Governor Jim Gibbons called lawmakers into special session today and proposed at least 40 ways to cut the state's budget in order to reduce an estimated $887 million deficit. However, he is getting sharp criticism and plenty of messages from those who say he is trying to balance

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The next stop for the nation's health care debate is the Senate Finance Committee, and supporters of reform say President Obama's decision to act as 'myth-buster-in-chief' before a joint session of Congress Wednesday night helped their cause. Launce Rake, communications director

LAS VEGAS – The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) stole the spotlight in the nation's health care debate with a report saying none of the health care plans being debated would slow the growth of health spending. However, some health experts say, the report misses the big picture. Nancy Whitm

Las Vegas, Nev. – Nevada is among the top states in the nation for foreclosure, and it's not just homeowners being put on the street. Thousands of renters also face eviction as owners of more condominium and apartment buildings go bust. About half the calls to Nevada Legal Services (NLS) are n

Carson City, NV – Nevada lawmakers are working their way through Governor Jim Gibbons' record-setting pile of more than 40 vetoed bills today, debating which ones deserve to be kept alive by legislative override. Among the measures Gibbons shot down is a bill (AB 491) that aims to help people

Las Vegas, NV – Recent studies show people of color are taking it on the chin when it comes to having access to health care in Nevada. Unequal access to health care will be the focus of a town hall meeting tonight in Las Vegas. Launce Rake with the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (

Las Vegas, NV – More than one-third of Nevadans under age 65 are going without health insurance for at least part of the year. A new report from the group Families USA reveals that 841,000 Nevadans went without health insurance at some point in 2007 and 2008. The majority, 76 percent, remained

Las Vegas, NV – They're hoping for rain. Supporters of state health and education programs will be holding up umbrellas this morning to urge Gov. Jim Gibbons to dip a little deeper into the state's "Rainy Day Fund." The Governor indicated Friday that he was willing to use some of the contingen

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