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PNS Daily News - April 26, 2017 


Among the stories we are featuring today: National monuments at risk under an expected executive order; the latest on negotiations to avoid a government shutdown; and attempts to overturn Citizens United ramp up.

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Advocates say 2.7 million New Yorkers would lose insurance under the Republican health care plan. (Pictures of Money/Flickr)

NEW YORK – When Congress returns from recess, repealing the Affordable Care Act could be back on the table, with some changes that critics say would cost New York billions of dollars. Republicans in Congress have been drafting a new bill to replace the ACA, commonly known as Obamacare. Opp

Primeflight employs more than 4,500 airport workers around the country. (BonnieHenderson/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – Airport workers have launched a national hotline to help build a case against a contractor they say has a long history of violating labor laws. Primeflight employs baggage handlers, airplane cleaners and other workers at airports in nine states. Last fall, workers in New Jersey fi

The Climate and Community Protection Act called for 100 percent renewable energy in the state of New York by 2050. (Kenueone/pixabay.com)

NEW YORK -- The state budget must fight climate change and create green jobs - that's the message labor union leaders are sending to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. With the Trump administration rolling back federal programs to combat climate change, leaders of a half dozen labor unions have written a letter t

Fees on some payroll debit cards can effectively lower pay below minimum wage. (creative-commons-images.com)

NEW YORK – Labor, consumer and good government groups are asking the state to appeal a decision throwing out rules for payroll debit cards. About 13,000 businesses employing some 200,000 workers in New York pay those workers with debit cards. But some of those cards charge so many fees that

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the announcement. (GovernorAndrewCuomo/Flickr)

NEW YORK – Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants college to be tuition-free for low- and middle-income New York families. The governor's proposal, which he calls the Excelsior Scholarship, would supplement existing state and federal tuition assistance programs to make attendance at any state or city two- o

In 2013-2015, 46 percent of food-insecure New Yorkers were also working. (USDA)

NEW YORK – An annual survey of demand at soup kitchens and food pantries across New York finds food insecurity has increased, including among people who have jobs. Right now, a full-time, minimum-wage worker with two children in New York earns an income below the federal poverty level. Accor

Seventy percent of freelancers report problems getting paid for their work. (Freelancers Union/Flickr)

NEW YORK – A bill passed by the New York City Council to protect freelance workers from wage theft is being called a historic first. The Freelance Isn't Free Act passed unanimously late last week. A report issued in 2015 found that 70 percent of New York City freelance workers reported proble

More than 97 percent of New York children now have health insurance. (Bill Branson/Wikimedia Commons)

ALBANY, N.Y. – New York state reduced the number of uninsured children by almost 40 percent in two years, the fifth largest decline in uninsured children in the nation, according to a report released today by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. The report shows between

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