December

Aid urgently needed to stem Cook County health care crisis

Stroger Hospital, is the largest public hospital in Cook County and one of the largest in the country. If there is a place where the nation's horrific health care crisis can be seen this is it.

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No Happy New Year for California’s budget

After coping with over $60 billion in budget shortfalls this year, Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to propose draconian new budget cuts.

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The racial diversity of hunger

Everyone knows Oakland, CA, is a diverse community. Probably more people from more races and nationalities live in the city than anywhere west of New York or north of Los Angeles

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Protests continue vs. cuts in Calif.'s public higher education

Despite looming finals and the oncoming holidays, students, staff and faculty at California's public colleges and universities continue to protest.

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NYC transit cuts: byproduct of giveaways to the rich

Once again, city straphangers are being threatened by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Pell Grant program faces $18 billion shortfall

The unexpected rising enrollment of college students has created an $18 billion shortfall in the Pell Grant program.

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The human face of budget cuts

Cesar Cota was the first in his family to attend college and  "now it's hard to achieve my dream," he says, "because the state put higher fees on us."

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Black lawmakers shake up finance panel vote

In a dramatic display of political independence, 10 members of the Congressional Black Caucus boycotted a House Financial Services Committee vote on regulatory reform on Wednesday.

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One million new jobs possible, says economic study

Over one million new public service jobs could be created at a cost of $40 billion according to the Economic Policy Institute in a report released on Monday.