Oregon voters sent a message to the nation yesterday, raising taxes on corporations and the wealthy to prevent cuts in education and other public services.
President Obama's plan to announce a spending freeze for some domestic programs during his State of the Union address tomorrow is drawing fire.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's final budget proposals, issued Jan. 8, are assuring that when he leaves office at the end of this year, he will be forever known as "the terminator" in real life as well as on the silver screen.
Public high school students, as well as teachers and parents, are organizing in new ways against a proposalto take away free-and reduced-price Metrocards currently issued to students.
Despite looming finals and the oncoming holidays, students, staff and faculty at California's public colleges and universities continue to protest.
Once again, city straphangers are being threatened by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Hundreds rallied on Tuesday at the state capitol to angrily protest Gov. Rell's latest proposed budget cuts.
Outside, gray skies and a chill wind cast a pall over drab storefronts and modest homes in the economically struggling West Oakland neighborhood.
CHICAGO— Looming behind the 17 million jobless tsunami hitting the country is another disaster: over $180 billion in accumulated budget deficits set to devastate state governments, according to a new study by the Pew Center for the States.
Yesterday, Gov. David Paterson made a speech before an extraordinary joint session of the State Senate and Assembly, pushing the legislative bodies to accept his plan to alleviate the state's more than $3.2 billion deficit for this fiscal year (of which, four and a half months are remaining). Included in his plans are about $1.3 billion in cuts to schools, health care and municipal governments.