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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 - NH: Livable Wages/Working Families

New Hampshire lawmakers take up a measure this week  that would prohibit union payroll deductions for state workers. (J.C. Benedict/Wikimedia)

CONCORD, N. H. – Just two weeks ago, New Hampshire labor unions and their supporters were celebrating the defeat of the Right to Work Bill in the New Hampshire General Court. This week, they face a new challenge. On Wednesday, state lawmakers hold a hearing on what supporters are calling the

The hearing room was packed as the Senate Commerce Committee heard testimony on the so-called Right to Work Bill. (New Hampshire AFL-CIO)

CONCORD, N.H. – It is expected to be one of the hot-button issues this legislative session. State lawmakers began hearing testimony on Tuesday, on the so-called Right to Work bill. The measure would prohibit collective-bargaining agreements that require workers to join or contribute to a labo

Advocates for affordable child care are holding forums - like this one in Manchester - with state legislators across New Hampshire. (Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy)

CONCORD, N.H. — The cost of child care is taking an ever-growing slice out of the family budgets of Granite State residents with young kids, and local advocates say the next state budget needs to do more to help them make ends meet. Child care currently takes up about a third of a New Hampsh

More Granite State children had health insurance in 2015 compared to 2013. (Brian Brown/Flickr)

CONCORD, N.H. – New Hampshire is a top tier state for ensuring that children have the health care coverage they need to stay healthy. A report released today by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families shows between 2013 and 2015, the number of children without health insur

Advocates for a

CONCORD, N.H. -- Just one day before Granite State voters head to the polls, an event is planned to advocate for a more moral economy. New Hampshire will be one of 25 states taking part in the Moral Day of Action on Monday. Reverend Gail Kinney with Meriden Congregational Church said the action w

The Stand with Women Legislative Report Card went live on the web Tuesday. It examines lawmakers' votes on issues such as economic security and workplace flexibility. (Stand with Women campaign)

CONCORD, N.H. - It's a report card that examines Granite State lawmakers' roll call votes on issues such as economic security, health care access, reproductive rights and family-friendly workplaces. The report card was compiled by the Stand with Women campaign of the Granite State Progress Educat

A summit in Manchester will focus today on Social Security and Women and will feature experts from both parties talking about ways to update the program. (AARP-NH).

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Social Security often is called the bedrock of financial security for Granite Staters, and today a summit in Manchester will focus on its benefits for women. Todd Fahey, state director for AARP New Hampshire, says Social Security plays a key role in keeping older women out of po

Supporters of an anti-discrimination measure to protect pregnant women in New Hampshire workplaces say they're optimistic that SB 488 will pass. (Granite State Progress)<br />

CONCORD, N.H. - The goal is to allow Granite State women to remain in the workforce during pregnancy. A measure to provide them reasonable accommodations by local employers is headed this week to the full state Senate. Zandra Rice Hawkins, executive director for the Granite State Progress Educatio

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