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Class war: Luxury country club demands tax cut

The Highland Park Country Club is suing to have its county tax evaluation lowered from $13.7 million to last year's level of $3.7 million.

Campaign presses oil tax to save California public schools

A group of public education advocates have begun a movement to tax oil extraction throughout the state of California.

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Kasich budget escalates class warfare

Ohio Gov. John Kasich escalated his radical program of open class warfare last week with his new two-year budget.

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On deficit, Obama says "corporate jet owners" should pay fair share

President Barack Obama ratcheted up the pressure yesterday on Republicans to get off their our-way-or -the-highway position in the debt/deficit talks.

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Rebuild the Dream movement launched in New York

Over 1,000 people filled New York's Town Hall last week for the kickoff of an ambitious attempt to launch a progressive new social movement.

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Big business greed "holds Illinois hostage"

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group made $951 million in profits on $3 billion in income in 2010. But that's not enough, they are threatening to move out of Illinois unless they get a tax break.

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Michigan’s new budget increases pain and misery

Republicans claim the budget, which awaits the governor's signature, is groundbreaking. Backbreaking would be  more apt.

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Kentucky approves tax breaks for ark park

A state contractor has concluded that Ark Encounter, a Bible theme park, has met Kentucky's requirements to receive $43 million in tax incentives.

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Gov. Brown presents new Calif. budget

Calling the economy "not as good as it's been, but definitely on the mend," California Governor Jerry Brown released a revised budget proposal.

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At Michigan commencement, protest slams budget-cutting governor

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Up in the sky, a plane floated a banner reading, "Some cuts never heal" as Republican Gov. Rick Snyder gave the University of Michigan commencement address on Saturday.

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