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PNS Daily Newscast - December 15, 2017 


What's next following the FCC vote to end net neutrality? We have a pair of reports. Also on our Friday rundown: We'll let you know why adolescents in foster care need opportunities to thrive; and steps you can take to avoid losing your holiday loot.

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Public News Service - NY: Consumer Issues

Help enrolling or changing coverage is available online. (FirmBee/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – Friday is the last day of open enrollment for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act for 2018, a deadline even those with insurance should heed. The open enrollment window was cut in half this year and the federal budget for advertising it was slashed by 90 percent. Bu

Medicaid cuts would endanger services on which people with disabilities rely to stay independent, advocates say. (CIDNY)

NEW YORK – A coalition of organizations is staging a day of action Wednesday to protest cuts to health care, social services and other programs under the Republican tax bills now making their way through Congress. The tax bills now in a House-Senate conference committee would slash taxes on

Subcontracted airport workers attended Thursday's meeting of the Port Authority Board of Commissioners. (Carmen Cusido/32BJ SEIU)

NEW YORK – It's time to keep the promise of better wages and benefits - that's the message workers from JFK, LaGuardia and Newark airports delivered to the Port Authority on Thursday. In 2014, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey promised airport workers a better wage and benefit pl

More than 7 million acres of grassland and forest has been converted to agricultural production for ethanol production. (GregMontani/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – The federal mandate to add ethanol to fuel has led to a big increase in climate disrupting pollution, according to new research from the University of Wisconsin. The Renewable Fuel Standard requires about 17 billion gallons of ethanol, derived mostly from corn, to be blended into

New York's poverty rate is still higher than it was in 2007, before the Great Recession. (Leroy_Skalstad/Pixabay)

ALBANY, N.Y. – Poverty in New York is declining, but a new report says it's still above pre-recession levels and threatened cuts would undermine the progress that has been made. The report, from the Coalition on Human Needs and Citizen Action of New York, shows that in 2016 the poverty rate

Reaching New York's clean energy goals will take about $30 billion a year in public and private investments, according to a new report. (josealbafotos/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – New York needs to dramatically increase public and private investments in clean energy to reach its renewable energy and carbon reduction goals, according to a new report from the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts. Gov. Andrew Cuomo want

Almost 685,000 New York children were enrolled in CHIP in 2016. (Semevent/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – The House of Representatives on Friday approved a bill to refinance the Children's Health Insurance Program, but the funding is still in doubt. Nationwide, 9 million children, including almost 685,000 in New York, get their health insurance through CHIP. Funding for the program

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

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