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PNS Daily Newscast - October 20, 2017 


In focus on our Friday Rundown; the U.S. Senate takes a first step towards passing major tax cuts; holiday help wanted as retail and restaurant job opportunities abound; plus, we report on a website that helps new moms take 12 from work.

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In order to achieve its clean energy goals, New York state will need to develop more utility-scale renewable power. (makunin/Pixabay)

ALBANY, N.Y. – State agencies, renewable energy developers and environmental groups are gathered in Albany Wednesday to look at how to achieve the state's renewable energy goals. The 11th annual Alliance for Clean Energy New York statewide conference features workshops and presentations on t

In 2016, for the first time, wind and solar made up more than 10 percent of all U.S. monthly electric generation. (Kenueone/Pixabay)

NEW YORK — Clean energy sources are growing much faster, and carbon emission reductions are larger than were predicted a decade ago. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council's fifth annual energy report, in 2016 the nation's installed solar energy capacity was 46 times greater tha

Eliminating deductions for state and local taxes would increase taxes on the middle class, an analysis points out. (stevepb/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – An analysis of the recently release Republican tax plan says it would benefit the wealthy and hurt working people. It's been called the biggest proposed overhaul of the tax code in decades. It would cut corporate taxes by more than 40 percent, close some loopholes and shrink the n

Clean energy advocates say so far only 200 low-income families in New York have gained access to solar power. (Geo Geller)

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – New York's working class and minority communities still can't access clean, renewable power, according to activists seeking the attention of New York's energy czar. Members of the Energy Democracy Alliance interrupted the keynote speech at the Reforming the Energy Vision, or

Sanders' Medicare for All bill has the support of 17 Democratic senators. (USCongress)

NEW YORK – A nationwide doctors' organization says the health-care bill introduced by Bernie Sanders would be a major step in the right direction. The senator from Vermont unveiled his Medicare for All program Wednesday. It would replace private insurance with a national, single-payer system

The Trump administration is cutting Affordable Care Act Navigator Grants by almost $30 million. Navigators help people understand their insurance options and get signed up for coverage. (Pixabay)

NEW YORK – More than a hundred health-care consumer, patient and provider groups are calling for congressional action to stabilize the health-insurance market. While the effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act was narrowly defeated, the program that has helped millions of Americans buy more

New York City is still recovering from the impact of Superstorm Sandy in 2012. (Andrea Sears)

NEW YORK – New Yorkers held a vigil outside the Exxon Building in Manhattan Wednesday night in solidarity with the victims of Hurricane Harvey. With the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy rapidly approaching, a coalition of environmental and civic action groups gathered to mourn the lives

Nationwide, the bill would cut federal health care funding by $124 billion by 2026. (estableman/Pixabay)

NEW YORK -- Two Republican senators are working on a new bill to "repeal and replace" Obamacare, and analysts say it would hit New Yorkers hard. Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., reportedly are working with the White House on a bill that would cut Medicaid, institute a per cap

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