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PNS Daily Newscast - July 28, 2017 


The stories on our rundown today: The stories on our rundown today: Senate efforts to reform health-care stand on the brink of collapse; the U.S. Justice Department says civil-rights law doesn’t protect gay and lesbian workers; and farms adapt to the high cost of doing business.

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All eyes are on U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who reveals the latest version of a Senate health-care plan today. (BreakingNews/Wiki)

CONCORD, N.H. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has pledged to take the wraps off the latest version of the Republican Party’s health care plan Thursday, but consumer and senior groups in New Hampshire say it needs to be a major improvement over the last version. Todd Fahey, sta

The health policy director for Gov. Chris Sununu receives a letter that thanks the governor for taking a stand against the latest version of the GOP health-care plan. (Granite State Progress)

CONCORD, N. H. – When lawmakers return to work in Congress after their Fourth of July break, there is already a move to cancel the August recess in order to pass the GOP health-care plan. Republicans in the U.S. Senate are having trouble cobbling together enough votes to pass the plan, in no

Opponents of the American Health Care Act staged a

CONCORD, N.H. – Opponents of the latest version of "Trumpcare" staged what they referred to as a "die-in" on Wednesday outside the office of Gov. Chris Sununu. The protest coincided with the governor's scheduled meeting with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. Linda Rhodes, c

A progressive advocacy group plans to shadow Gov. Chris Sununu, in continued attempts to ask about the identities of businesses that he says support some of his key policies. (ONE@MIT/Twitter)

CONCORD, N.H. -- A public advocacy group is pledging to follow in the footsteps of Gov. Chris Sununu - literally - in the coming weeks. They are demanding he prove his claims that he has broad business support for key proposals like making New Hampshire a right-to-work state, a move that would disco

Members of the Senate Finance Committee take up the New Hampshire budget Monday at the State House. The House failed to pass its budget bill last week. (AlexiusHoratius/Wikimedia)

CONCORD, N.H. – The state Senate is now in the driver's seat with a hearing Monday on the state budget, following last week's failure in the House to come to agreement on a budget bill. Sen. Dan Feltes of Concord sits on the Senate Finance Committee, meeting Monday afternoon. He says the fir

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

New England tribal and peace activists raised money in Concord this week to help fight the Dakota Access Pipeline and prevent water contamination. (E. Zulaski)

CONCORD, N.H. – While the Dakota Access Pipeline is being built thousands of miles away, tribal and social justice activists in New England have been busy this week, organizing and raising funds to protect the water supply from contamination. Chief Wompimeequin Wampatuck with the Mattakeeset

Chris and Bonnie Wade are among the more than 8,000 New Hampshire grandparents raising their grandkids, and they're looking for help from state lawmakers. (Courtesy of Wade Family)

CONCORD, N.H. — In a phenomenon driven largely by the opioid epidemic, more New Hampshire grandparents are raising their grandchildren, and they’re hoping state lawmakers will offer some help this legislative session. Chris Wade and his wife Bonnie are among the more-than 8,000 grandpa

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