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PNS Daily Newscast - December 12, 2018 


Trump clashes with Democrats and threatens a government shutdown if he doesn’t get his border wall. Also on the Wednesday rundown: Lawmakers agree on an $867-billion Farm Bill; and a new report finds private community correction centers failing to rehabilitate people who live there.

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Public News Service - NY: Poverty Issues

Immigrant children in New York were more likely to be uninsured than other groups in the state in 2017, likely due to parents' fear of interacting with the government. (Sgt. Randall A. Clinton/Marines)

ALBANY, N.Y. – Across the country, the number of children without health insurance rose in 2017 for the first time in eight years, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. The research found no state made progress to get more children insured

Critics say the PSC's VDER plan has halted more than $800 million of investment in solar energy in upstate New York alone. (pxhere)

ALBANY, N.Y. – New York's State Assembly voted earlier this week to restore net metering of community solar power. The bill would put the Public Service Commission's Value of Distributed Energy Resources, or VDER, plan on hold for three years. Net metering and VDER are methods of calculatin

A delegation of workers delivers letters outlining their complaints to JFK International Air Terminal, which operates Terminal 4. (32BJ SEIU)

NEW YORK – Airport workers at John F. Kennedy International Airport allege that the same security firm that settled a wage-theft lawsuit last year hasn't changed its ways. The workers claim that Global Security Consulting Group is continuing to violate New York state wage and hour laws by no

The transition to renewable energy can bring clean power and jobs to low-income communities. (MariaGodfrida/Pixabay)

BUFFALO, N.Y. – People United for Sustainable Housing, or PUSH Buffalo, will soon be getting a new executive director who has a vision for environmental justice across New York state. Rahwa Ghirmatzion will be moving up from deputy director to succeed PUSH co-founder Aaron Bartley. Ghirmat

The proposed cut to the Childrenís Health Insurance Program makes up almost half of the administrationís rescission package.  (@lira_n4/Twenty20)

NEW YORK – Faced with looming budget deficits, the Trump administration is looking to cut federal spending by some $15 billion, with almost half coming from the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). In the past six months, Congress and the White House have enacted tax cuts and spending

The raises will affect about 40,000 workers at JFK, LaGuardia and Newark airports. (32BJ)

NEW YORK – Workers are celebrating a victory that will bring raises and wage parity to those who work for subcontractors at LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy International and Newark Liberty International airports. In 2014, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey promised better wages for bag

President Donald Trump has proposed substituting packages of commodity foods for about half of SNAP benefits. (USDA/Flickr)

NEW YORK – The budget proposed by President Donald Trump on Monday would slash funding for food assistance for low-income Americans. Under the Trump budget proposal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture would substitute packages of "shelf-stable" foods, such as pasta, cereal and canned goods,

Advocates for New Yorkers with disabilities say every $1 invested in independent-living centers saves the state $9. (Wikimedia Commons)

ALBANY, N.Y. – State funding for New York's independent-living centers hasn't increased in ten years, and that needs to change - that's the message being delivered to state lawmakers today by advocates for people with disabilities. Some 41 independent-living centers provide direct services to

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