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Doomsday scenario for Calif. budget cuts

Brown’s proposals call for some $12.5 billion in cuts, mostly to programs serving human needs.

Calif. governor: "No time for politics as usual"

Gov. Jerry Brown invoked the struggles for democracy in Egypt and Tunisia as he called for "turning to the people" for "a clear mandate"


Students: reaching Obama’s goal means investing in education

Student leader say achieving Obama's goal will require courage from both parties to invest in education instead of making politically expedient spending cuts.

Sacramentans weigh in on governor’s budget plan

Brown has proposed a combination of more than $12 billion in cuts plus extending last years' temporary increase in income and sales taxes for several more years.


Ohio rallies show surging anger over cuts

Militant rallies in Columbus and Cincinnati on Friday voiced mounting anger at threats by Republican Gov. John Kasich to slash jobs, services and union rights.


Homelessness, poverty up across the country

The Great Recession resulted in a significant increase in homelessness according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness.


Cuomo-friendly business group launches ad campaign

The new television commercial about New York state sounds good - so why are labor and community groups worried?

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.


Cuomo likely to propose austerity budget

Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo's inaugural speech offers some perspective as to what his budget proposal will look like: "austerity, corruption and competition" are on the agenda.

Anger erupts over slash-to-the-bone state budget

SEATTLE - Public employee unions and the people they serve denounced the budget unveiled by Gov. Chris Gregoire, which slashes vital services and jobs.

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