Protesters denounced huge tax giveaways to the rich and big business that the governor is paying for with cuts to education, mental health and city services.
Jesus would support taxing the rich, said President Barack Obama at this week's national prayer breakfast.
Jerry Brown released his budget proposals, including slashes to already devastated human needs spending and a projection of new revenues from sales taxes and taxes for millionaires.
While state budgets, jobs and social programs are taking the worst hits since the Great Depression, the nation's largest corporations are paying little or no state taxes.
Republicans in Congress voted 234 to 193 yesterday to slash more than in half the number of weeks people can collect unemployment benefits next year.
Students at the University of California walk out of classes to protest budget cuts and rising tuition, and to support the New York City demonstration, Occupy Wall Street.
Occupy Springfield used the "People's Mic" to make a statement about corporate "terrorism" at the Illinois State Capitol Nov. 9.
Cuomo, who ran on a no-tax pledge, along with the GOP, opposes extension of a tax on millionaires.
Saying that it is "time to take our country back and we will, "over 200 delegates to the Midwest Regional Joint Board Convention of Workers United declared their solidarity with Occupy Chicago on Oct. 26.
The Congressional Budget Office said in a new report this week what the labor movement and its allies have been saying all along.