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Major jobs bill faces GOP filibuster vow

A day after Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., vowed to block all future jobs bills, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights called on members of Congress to co-sponsor the Local Jobs for America Act.

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As flood waters recede, deeper questions emerge

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - As Rhode Islanders recover from the state's worst flooding in 200 years, questions are being raised about why the damage was so great.

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It's time to tax the wealth in Connecticut

Representatives of Better Choices for Connecticut released a report outlining several options to stop Governor Rell's proposed budget cuts on vital needs and services by taxing the rich. 

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Rich get richer; Working families feeling the pinch

The rich are getting richer, and they are paying fewer taxes.

Tax the rich and create jobs now!

With 35 percent unemployment in building trades and looming state budget cuts to education, labor unions and allies are demanding Wall Street banks pay their "fair share."

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Women leaders call for urgent action on Illinois budget crisis

More than 200 women leaders call for a "sensible" tax rate to overcome budget crisis of "epic proportions."

In Show-Me State, calls to tax the rich, show us some jobs

"Government has a responsibility to assist people in these hard economic times," former autoworker Clem Smith told a crowd on the state Capitol steps.

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Illinois gov. seeking full term says economy needs new ideas

ORLANDO, Fla. (PAI)   -  Pat Quinn claims he is thinking out of the box. The times  - and the economy of both his state and the nation  - demand it. And he wishes politicians in Washington would do the same.

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It’s an unemployment crisis, not a deficit crisis

Extension of jobless benefits is delayed again in the Senate, while conservatives push spending freezes and tax breaks for the rich.

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Oregon delivers ‘tax the rich’ message

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.

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