PNS Daily Newscast - March 24, 2017
On our rundown today: Republican leaders delay the vote on a health-care replacement for Obamacare; legal advice for undocumented immigrants; and one state considers an innovative way to help children with money from a settlement with Volkswagen.
SANTA FE, N.M. - Health officials in New Mexico say childhood obesity in the state has decreased by 16 percent over the past five years, both in kindergartners and third graders. Despite the progress, however, the state's Department of Health says that means more than one-in-three third graders an
SANTA FE, N.M. - A new report shows how many people in New Mexico benefit from Medicaid as the program's 50th anniversary on July 30 draws near. Judy Solomon, vice president of health policy with the nonpartisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, says Medicaid provides health coverage for 576,
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A bill to extend federal funding for key assistance programs failed to pass a procedural vote in the Senate Wednesday, leaving many unemployed and low-income New Mexicans in limbo. Lawmakers will try again after revising the bill, HR 4213, which includes money for states to suppo
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - April is Autism Awareness Month in New Mexico and nationwide. According to the most recent data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an average of one out of 110 children have an autism spectrum disorder, up from a previous count of one out of 150. Parents
Santa Fe - Teachers say there's a federally-mandated program that could help New Mexico students on all levels -- except that the formulas used to make it work don't fit with the state's budget crunch. Part of the No Child Left Behind law is a system called "Response to Intervention" (RTI). It's de