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Illinois residents suffering from Rauner’s budget standoff

The budget standoff between right-wing Gov. Rauner and the pro-worker Democratic-run state legislature continues with no sign of an end.


EPI plan: Tax the rich, strengthen social security, rebuild infrastructure

By 2040, federal debt would be 54 percent of gross domestic product, not the present 74 percent - and less than debt proposed by right wingers.


Walker offers rightwing policies tried and tested in his Wisconsin lab

Wisconsin stands as the actual laboratory of failure for Republican ideology and pain for the people.


Spoiler Alert- The man behind the curtain is Bruce Rauner!

Governor Rauner is at war with working-class families with the full intention of playing the school yard bully, picking on those of us who are the most vulnerable.


So-called "balanced budget" shows the GOP has money to kill

The opposite of win-win, the Republican budgets are kill-kill.


Proposition 2: A bad idea for California

Prop 2 sets aside a percentage of the surplus billions in unexpected tax revenues, without restoring the $15 billion in brutal budget cuts beginning in 2008 .


Despite parent protest, Simeon closes electricity-training class

On a near perfect summer evening here, July 31, about 75 parents along with a number of students filled the Simeon Career and Technical Education auditorium.


Nurses give qualified support to Sanders-McCain VA proposal

"While Congress has spent billions on wars and conflicts over the past few years, not enough has been spent to care for service members returning from them."


Bipartisan budget deal announced

The spending increase of $63 billion is the total of a $45 billion increase for 2014 and an $18 billion increase for 2015.



Shutdown cost: $24 billion and counting

The government shutdown may be officially over but its estimated cost of $24 billion to the American taxpayers will continue to rise every day for a long time to come.

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