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PNS Daily Newscast - May 17, 2019 


West Coast immigrants' rights groups pan President Trump’s new immigration proposal as “elitist.” Also on the Friday rundown: Consumer advocates want stronger energy-efficiency standards. And we'll take you to a state that ranks near the bottom for senior mental health.

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By 2050, experts estimate, there will be more plastic by weight in the oceans than fish. (Richard Carey/Adobe Stock)

KINGSTON, N.Y. — The bill banning single-use plastic bags statewide has been signed into law. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo held an Earth Day news conference in Kingston, home port of the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, to announce the signing to reporters and environmental groups. Every year, N

In 2016, New Yorkers recycled more than 5 billion beverage containers. (pxhere)

NEW YORK — Environmental groups are hoping to get an expanded bottle deposit law passed with the state budget. The budget is due next Monday, April 1, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislators still are negotiating over several outstanding issues. More than 50 organizations have signed a l

Gov. Andrew Cuoma wants to more than double new large scale, land based wind and solar projects. (4dr14nqg/pixabay)

ALBANY, N.Y. – Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling for a massive expansion of clean energy in New York. In his State of the State and Budget address on Tuesday, the governor called for a commitment to move New York State to 70 percent carbon free electricity by 2030 and 100 percent by 2040, the mos

The average SNAP benefit now equals $1.36 per meal. (photo: USDA)

NEW YORK – The Farm Bill passed by Congress last week did not include major cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), but food security advocates say the bill falls short of meeting nutritional needs. The House version of the Farm Bill had included new work requirements f

The report estimates energy storage development will create 27,400 jobs in New York by 2030. (distel2610/Pixabay)

NEW YORK - The rapid growth of wind and solar power in New York means expanding jobs in another field, energy-storage technology, and a new report says many of the pieces already are in place. The Empire State has ambitious plans to expand clean-energy sources, such as solar power and offshore wind

Cutting New York's greenhouse gas emissions 50 percent by 2030 is estimated to create up to 160,000 new jobs per year. (adage/pixabay)

NEW YORK – Clean energy is good for the climate, good for the economy and good for business, according to a growing number of New York business leaders. A bill known as the "Climate and Community Protection Act" would commit New York to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. It has passed t

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

Reports say Amazon is finalizing plans to build a headquarters in Queens, N.Y. (King of Hearts/ Wikimedia Commons/CC-BY-SA-3.0)

NEW YORK - Amazon may be close to a deal to open one of two new headquarters in New York, but watchdog groups fear taxpayers could be the big losers. News reports say Amazon is finalizing plans for new headquarters in Long Island City in Queens and Crystal City in Arlington, Va. The year-long hunt

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