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Calif. students: "These budget cuts have got to go!"

"Youth apathetic? ... Anyone who wakes up before dawn to drive across the state and rally at the capitol is not apathetic!"


Feb. jobless figures down but concerns rise over govt. cuts

The nation's official unemployment rate declined ever so slightly for the third straight month in February, down 0.1 percent to 8.9 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced last week.


Cut BP aid, not Pell Grants! students demand

Student activists and advocates say congressional lawmakers need to get their budget priorities straight especially when it comes to making cuts to federal funding for higher education.


Mayors warn cuts to block grants will cost jobs

Mayors around the country are reacting with alarm to the cuts proposed for the Community Development Block Grant program.

Video: The Windy City protests federal housing cuts

On Friday close to  one thousand Chicagoans turned out at the Illinois State Office Building hopping mad about planned federal budget cuts proposed for HUD (Department of Housing and Urban Development).


GOP budget would close Social Security offices

If Republicans have their way with the federal budget it would close Social Security offices across the country.


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.


Tax cut deal: “A tremendous sacrifice” says Solis

"Right now we've made a tremendous sacrifice," Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis said. "There's no pleasure in us giving the high income tax bracket these cuts."

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