Worker’s Correspondence It is less than a week until the Special Election for the Boston City Council seat for Allston/Brighton is held.
NEW YORK – New York State’s Working Families Party (WFP) is one of the most active grassroots political parties in the state. Its members are also perhaps the most vigorous campaigners for the candidacy of H. Carl McCall, the first African American nominated for governor by a major party in the state’s history.
A recent study by the Center for Budget Policy and Priorities (CBPP) says more than 370,000 people ran out of their temporary federal unemployment benefits in September, raising the total number of unemployed workers who have exhausted all of their unemployment benefits, including the federally-funded extension enacted last March, to at least 1.5 million – a number that will continue to grow as the “recovery” falters and Congress refuses to act.
A huge uproar has erupted over clemency hearings requested by 142 people on Illinois’ Death Row. The hearings were requested because people facing execution are entitled to file clemency requests, because prosecutors asked for public hearings and because of concerns that outgoing Governor George Ryan has qualms about the death penalty that his successor may not share.