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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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