March

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“Odd couple” backs BUILD Act for jobs

The leaders of the AFL-CIO and the Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to push a law that would create millions of well-paid jobs.

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Calif. Republicans list 53 demands, no solutions

California's Republican legislative minority, in response to the state budget, are trying to ram through an agenda that does not reflect that there is a Democratic governor and Democratic majority in the state legislature.

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Protestors crash “corporate criminal” breakfast

Protestors in St. Louis crashed an annual breakfast where corpoarte leaders, politicans and bank executives were meeting, demanding they be held responsible for wrecking the economy.

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Arizona Senate rejects anti-immigrant bills

Arizona Republican lawmakers have finally decided some anti-immigrant bills go too far, and joined with Democrats in defeating five of them.

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New Calif. coalition formed to blunt foreclosure crisis

If the state's foreclosure rate continues unchecked, the combined costs to homeowners, the property tax base, and local governments could reach $1 trillion.

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Feb. jobless figures down but concerns rise over govt. cuts

The nation's official unemployment rate declined ever so slightly for the third straight month in February, down 0.1 percent to 8.9 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced last week.

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Miami protests anti-immigrant bills

Opponents say if Republicans get their way on immigration in Florida, social, civil and even economic life in Miami and around the state could be severely disrupted.

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Showdown in nation’s capital between “two budgets, two visions”

The Republican plan sets a dangerous precedent by rejecting revenue increases while proposing the largest single-year cuts in history.

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Providence, R.I., dilemma: tax the rich or fire teachers

City officials are planning major slashes, but "tax the rich" bills could help Providence avoid those damaging cuts.

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Campus rally and teach-in slam Ohio education cuts

Faced with the prospect of massive cuts and  hikes in tuition and fees, hundreds of students at Ohio University took part in a teach-in, a rally and a march last week.

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