Calling the economy "not as good as it's been, but definitely on the mend," California Governor Jerry Brown released a revised budget proposal.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Up in the sky, a plane floated a banner reading, "Some cuts never heal" as Republican Gov. Rick Snyder gave the University of Michigan commencement address on Saturday.
"We are all making sacrifices. But what are the banks doing?"
100 protesters rallied in front of Bank of America here on Tax Day to single out that bank for enjoying huge profits while paying little or no taxes.
The richest Americans receive the special privilege of having half of their income taxed at a much lower rate than the vast majority of working families.
Reacting to the House Republicans' slash-and-burn 2012 budget proposals, progressives put forward a proposal that reflects "the values and priorities of working families in this country."
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.
"It goes to the heart of whether we are serious about reducing the deficit, as opposed to just shrinking government."
A coalition in Connecticut is calling on the governor and legislators to adopt measures to help maintain vital public services during the recession including education, health, housing, job training, public safety, environmental protection, and transportation systems.
Going after those on the low end of the economic ladder, Republicans in the Michigan Legislature want to eliminate the Earned Income Tax Credit for the working poor.