PNS Daily News - March 22, 2017
We’re covering several issues in today’s rundown including: a party divided – the President tries to muster more Republican votes to pass a new health care law; Judge Gorsuch pressed on his positions; and marking a “monumental” anniversary and a win for public lands.
NEW YORK - A law to rebuild depleted ocean fish populations was passed by Congress 35 years ago today, and experts say it has produced positive results along the shores of New York and other mid-Atlantic states. The law has undergone plenty of fine-tuning through amendments in the past 3 1/2 decade
NEW YORK - If times weren't hard enough for the nonprofits that fill in the gaps of society's so-called safety net, their recession-related funding cuts may be aggravated by proposals in many states, including New York, that they be hit with new fees and taxes, as part of states' plans to balance bu
New York, NY - Hundreds of millions of dollars could have been pulled from the sea, if the U.S. did a better job rebuilding fish populations. That's the conclusion of a new report out today. Lee Crockett, director of federal fish policy for the Pew Environment Group, says their report asks a very
New York, NY - Thursday is day four of Senate confirmation hearings on New York federal judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court. How's she doing? "Outstanding," says Emma Coleman Jordan, a Georgetown University law professor who's watching the hearings "I think that something catas
Albany, NY - President Obama signs a bill today that will create what he calls "an army of volunteers" dedicated to addressing the nation's toughest problems. The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act will, according to the president, triple the number of "Americans helping Americans" in a time of ext
New York, NY — From fighting climate change to protecting New York's multimillion dollar fishing industry, energy experts and environmental advocates say the Empire State has plenty to gain from the election of Barack Obama. Dr. David Conover, Dean of the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sci