Florida's governor, Rick Scott, has either stood by and let the degradation of the state occur or has actively contributed to it.
But even as the San Diego Labor Council hailed the new measure, it warned about an underhanded petition to undermine it.
Participants explained why they are going: "To deliver aid to our brothers and sisters in Cuba as a direct challenge to the U.S. government's cruel and immoral economic blockade."
"Their whole legislative agenda revolves around this one central idea: Weaken unions and increase profits for big corporations."
The House's ruling Republicans jammed through a GOP-written budget blueprint for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1, by a 219-205 vote on Apr. 10.
Southside Virginia has been in the news because of a catastrophic coal ash spill into the Dan River, and now, racist comments by a legislator comparing Obamacare to tar babies.
"A goal of our Truthful Tuesday protests was to get people talking, change the dialogue, and reduce the tea party influence on Republicans. That is happening," said Brett Bursey, director of the S. C. Progressive Network.
While it is common knowledge that Missouri did not participate in Medicaid expansion in 2013, it is less widely known how this decision impacts thousands of poor and working class Missourians.
In yet another attempt to derail implementation of Obamacare, House Republicans questioned representatives of IT companies about the failure of healthcare.gov.
Add Michigan, barely, to the list of states implementing a key part of Obamacare, the expansion of Medicaid, known locally as the "Healthy Michigan" plan.