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.
RICHMOND, Va. -- Advocates say that the changes to Medicaid that are part of the proposed Obamacare repeal would likely damage health programs for Virginia children. One part of the GOP bill to replace the Affordable Care Act would cut the federal Medicaid budget and turn funding into fixed, per c
WASHINGTON - Another major Supreme Court decision on campaign finance could come as early as next week. In McCutcheon v. Federal Elections Commission, Alabama businessman Shaun McCutcheon said his First Amendment rights are violated when he cannot give a $2,600 donation to as many parties and candid
RICHMOND, Va. – Pundits and politicians are throwing around a lot of numbers these days, and when it comes to taxes – and who is, or who isn't, paying them – one group aims to separate the facts from fiction. Chuck Marr, director of federal tax policy for the Center on Budget and
RICHMOND, Va. - Quick-cash lenders have found a loophole around Virginia's new law cracking down on predatory lending. Last year, legislators limited payday loans (money borrowed against a person's next pay check at an exceptionally high interest rate). As a result, the governor's office says, the n
RICHMOND, Va. - President Barack Obama will meet with 100 employees of a Kroger supermarket in Virginia to discuss his plans for health care reform. Kroger says it spent more than $1 billion on health insurance for its employees last year. A highlight of the president's visit will be discussion of
Richmond, VA – Virginia's Summit on Poverty and Economic Opportunity begins today with a goal of a new plan in a year. The Richmond meeting brings representatives of community groups and think tanks together with government experts to begin the process of developing a plan to reduce poverty.
Richmond, VA – It's showdown week for state health insurance for kids. More than 80,000 Virginia children will soon learn whether or not they'll get to keep their health insurance coverage. The U.S. House is set to vote Thursday an override of President Bush's recent veto of a bipartisan bill