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.
Two Republican votes are needed in each legislative house, and GOP leaders have announced that any Republican who votes for more taxes will be considered a traitor.
Utah's new immigration laws have drawn criticism from both sides of the debate, but some say they are a step forward.
The House voted today to bar federal funding of National Public Raido and ban stations from using federal money to pay their NPR dues.
More than 10,000 union members and supporters swarmed the State Capitol in here to protest proposed changes to teacher's pensions and to respond to the recent assault on unions in Wisconsin.
The Republican plan sets a dangerous precedent by rejecting revenue increases while proposing the largest single-year cuts in history.
Twenty leading national Latino organizations have come together to oppose growing attacks against the rights of workers in Wisconsin and other states.
"With our broken system, we cannot ensure justice is achieved in every case," Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn said.
Presidential and popular support for public workers was not the only bad polling news the right wing has to deal with today.
House Republicans are seeking large cuts in domestic programs for the rest of this fiscal year - including 21 percent from the Labor Department - and they promise more to come next year.