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PNS Daily Newscast - November 17, 2017 


The Keystone oil pipeline spills big time in South Dakota; a look at the GOP tax plan and it’s impact on the most vulnerable Americans; and renewed hope for Maine’s Katahdin Woods and Waters national monument.

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Analysts say the House budget cuts $5.8 trillion from Medicare, Medicaid, education and other public services over 10 years. (MotionStudios/Pixabay)

PHILADELPHIA -- Labor leaders say the House budget resolution that was passed last week would give huge tax breaks to the rich by cutting programs that help the poor and middle class. The Republican budget would cut almost $6 trillion from Medicare, Medicaid, education, infrastructure and other cr

Pennsylvania ranks 47th out of 50 states for state funding per capita for higher education. (William Yurasako/Flickr)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – As college campuses ramp up for the fall semester, students at Pennsylvania's public universities are among those paying the most for a higher education compared to other states. Total costs for students at the state's 14 public universities have jumped by almost $10,000 a

The Walk for Green Jobs and Justice began in North Philadelphia on May 8, and wraps up on May 22 in Philadelphia. (EQAT)

PHILADELPHIA – A group of Philadelphia-area activists is reaching the halfway point in a 100-mile walk for more local energy jobs and solar power. With flags and banners flying, the interfaith "Walk for Green Jobs and Justice" arrives in Berwyn Friday. Organizers claim the largest electric a

Local 32BJ SEIU now represents nearly 1,400 workers at Philadelphia International Airport. (32BJ SEIU)

PHILADELPHIA – A majority of subcontracted workers at Philadelphia International Airport now have union representation. This week, nearly 1,400 baggage handlers, wheelchair agents, skycaps and other workers for Primeflight and Prospect Airport Services officially joined Local 32BJ of the Servi

Students present a list of demands to the West Chester University administration. (James Cersonsky)<br />

WEST CHESTER, Pa. - Students, faculty and community supporters at West Chester University rallied on Tuesday for a student worker raise and a tuition freeze. Last month, students delivered hundreds of signatures on petitions, demanding a five-year freeze on tuition and fees and a $15-an-hour wage f

Since 1979, the income of Pennsylvania's top 1 percent has increased by 125 percent. (bykst/pixabay)

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- State lawmakers and public policy advocates announced a tax plan Wednesday that would raise new revenue while lowering taxes for about half of all Pennsylvania taxpayers. Like a version introduced last year, the proposed "Fair Share Tax" would increase taxes on wealth, such as d

More than half of private-sector workers have no access to a retirement savings plan through their workplace. (401(K)2012/Flickr)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The U.S. Senate is now considering bills that could overturn rules clarifying how states and cities can help millions of private-sector workers save for retirement. More than half of American workers don't have access to a company pension plan at work. So, the Obama administ

Gabe Morgan, 32BJ SEIU, leads a rally of low-wage workers in Philadelphia on Monday. (32BJ SEIU)

PITTSBURGH – Workers in the Fight for 15 movement rallied on Monday in opposition to Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder. More than two-dozen protests were held around the country. In Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, fast-food cooks, building cleaners, security officers and others gathered out

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