December

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Florida Gov. Scott’s budget would slash Medicaid by $1.8 billion

Scott released his 2012-13 budget proposal, which would makes cuts to Medicaid, increases money to education, and gives more corporate hand outs to Florida businesses.

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Fraught with racism, unchecked power, Michigan officials question emergency mgrs.

The signers said they had a particular concern the law may be "disproportionately applied to disenfranchise persons of color."

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Corporations pay zero state taxes

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.

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GOP sets oil pipeline as condition for payroll tax cut for workers

Republicans are holding payroll tax cuts hostage to their scheme to approve an environmentally devastating oil pipeline extension.

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States move on banks over foreclosure epidemic

As street heat and public opinion escalates to "make the banks pay," a number of states are moving aggressively to bring relief to homeowners facing foreclosure.

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GOP blocks consumer head in attempt to kill new board

"Let's be clear - this isn't about the overwhelmingly qualified Richard Cordray, this is about the Republicans doing the banks bidding by standing with them against the 99 percent."

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Black, Latino and labor leaders in Phoenix: "We are One"

More than 1,000 labor, civil and immigrant rights activists met in Phoenix, Ariz., last week during the "We Are One" summit hosted by the NACCP.

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Jobless rate drops to 8.6% because 315,000 drop out altogether

This morning's government report was full of unsettling statistics.

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Jobless enter Capitol, demand benefits extension

Two hundred unemployed workers marched into the halls of Congress yesterday and served their lawmakers with 75,000 signatures on petitions demanding extension of unemployment benefits for the six million Americans about to lose them.