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PNS Weekend Newscast - March 25th, 2017 


Here's a look at the news we're covering:  A big blow to the GOP and President Trump when the plan to replace Obama Care fails,  A couple of new reports out on the state of water in the U.S show work needs to be done and budget cuts in one state are threatening those who are most vulnerable. 

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Public News Service - CT: Senior Issues

Proposed federal and state budget cuts are jeopardizing programs such as Meals on Wheels, in Connecticut and across the country. (Dwight Burdette/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. - Proposed state and federal budget cuts threaten Connecticut's most vulnerable residents. That's the message service providers and customers took to Harford on Thursday. Gov. Dannel Malloy wants to cut funding for the Human Services Infrastructure Community Action Program by 20 per

Under the American Health Care Act, health-insurance premiums for older Americans would increase sharply. (Rhoda Baer/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Advocates for seniors in Connecticut say older Americans would end up paying much more for insurance under the Republicans' proposed health-care law. The Congressional Budget Office analysis of the plan, released Monday, says there would be winners and losers. A single, 21-

In a survey, 87 percent of Connecticut residents said Dominion Power should open its books to the public and state legislators. (energy.gov/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. – A new poll shows a majority of Connecticut voters want the owners of the Millstone Nuclear Power Plant to open their books before any subsidy is approved. Dominion Power says it has seen a 44-percent decline in prices for its power over the past ten years. Legislators are l

Standard Service rates for residential electricity can only change twice per year. (Mike DelGaudio/Flickr)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut voters are concerned about rising electrical costs and sales tactics used by third-party electricity suppliers. A survey, conducted by AARP Research, shows that almost 90 percent of state residents 45 and older want the state to continue requiring Eversource and U

Without action, advocates say, Social Security benefits will be cut by 25 percent in 2034. (401kcalculator.org)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Social Security is in trouble, advocates for the government trust fund say, and the winners in this year's election could determine the fate of retirees in years to come. Supporters of Social Security say that if nothing is done, in 2034 benefits will be cut by 25 percent,

As electric rates rise, seniors may try reducing heat and air conditioning to save money. (Steven Vance/flickr.com)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Electric ratepayers could see big increases in their bills starting next year, but there's still time to make their opinions heard at public hearings. United Illuminating has proposed raising electric distribution changes by more than 30 percent over three years. John Erl

Many commercial copiers and scanners contain hard drives that store data. (Guruleninn/Wikimedia Commons)

CROMWELL, Conn. - Making a copy of your tax return could put you at risk of identity theft. Commercial copiers, scanners and printers are essentially computers. Many have hard drives and store data that can be retrieved. Identity thieves sometimes buy used commercial machines to collect that stored

AARP Connecticut says 17 percent of its members ages 50 to 59 are interested in starting a business. (TheDigitel Beaufort/Wikimedia Commons)

NORWALK, Conn. – Growing numbers of older adults are deciding to start their own business, and now there's help to get them going. Nationwide, more than 5 million people 55 and older run their own business. In Connecticut, AARP has teamed up with the Small Business Administration to host int

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