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Michigan deficit plan: Raise taxes on poor

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.

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Ohio poll: Don't cut people's programs

The old adage that people may want the ox gored, but not their ox, appears to hold true in the findings of an Quinnipiac poll published last week in Ohio.

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Chicago Chamber of Commerce seeks ‘business friendly' city council

The Chicago Chamber of Commerce announced it's endorsement of 35 aldermanic candidates Jan. 26.

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California fast tracks health care reform

The contrast could not be starker. In the nation's capital, Congressional Republicans move to cripple, if not kill, health care reform. In California, state public officials and health care advocates move aggressively to pump life into the landmark federal Affordable Care Act.

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Michigan governor goes down old, no-solution path

Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's State of the State address last night showed that his drive to "reinvent" Michigan is neither new nor a balm for this crisis-weary state.

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California governor: budget “will take sacrifice”

Brown told a Capitol says his budget "will take sacrifice from every sector of California."

Maryland faces $1.2 billion in new cuts

While taxes on the rich are set to expire, increased taxes on gas and alcohol, which would disproportionately affect working people, are under consideration.

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After Sanders filibuster, tax deal passes and moves to House

WASHINGTON-- Capitol Hill resounded with angry denunciations of the Republican right for holding "hostage" unemployment benefits for millions of jobless workers to force through tax giveaways for billionaires.

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Connecticut to Congress: "Keep the promise on Social Security"

A week after being re-elected as chair of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. John Larson joined with retired union members at the state capitol who were calling for the protection and expansion of Social Security.

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Debt panel to workers: Drop Dead!

The Nov. 10 preliminary report from the federal budget deficit commission "tells working Americans to 'Drop Dead.'"

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