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PNS Daily Newscast - March 30, 2017 


Featured on today’s rundown; LGBTQ Americans excluded from the 2020 Census; we take a look at how Trump’s energy policies could hurt the sector’s biggest jobs creator; plus how overturning online privacy rules may especially impact immigrants.

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Public News Service - ID: Smoking Prevention

A campaign to tax cigarettes more in order to lower college tuition costs in Idaho launches today. Credit: www.stoptuitionhikes.com

BOISE, Idaho - A group calling itself Stop Tuition Hikes.com launches a petition drive today to put a measure on the ballot that would raise Idaho cigarette taxes $1.25 a pack, and use the money to send more kids to college. Supporters of the initiative note that tuition rates have soared in recen

BOISE, Idaho - A long-rumored bill to boost the state tobacco tax gets a print hearing today at the Idaho Legislature. The bill's stated goal isn't to increase state revenue, but to keep kids from ever picking up the smoking habit. Heidi Low, state director of government relations for the American

BOISE, Idaho - Governor Butch Otter presented his list of proposed budget cuts during his combined State of the State and Budget Address Monday, with most of the reductions targeted at Medicaid coverage for adults. He proposed about $20 million more for public education to help cover rising enroll

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