Not surprisingly, Republican legislators praised Brown's budget, with Republican Assembly leader Connie Conway calling it "realistic."
Labor and its allies in a broad array of movements are rising up against the plan.
The billionaire-funded campaign against Social Security has gone into high gear, and it's called chained CPI.
At least 160 cities and towns across the country saw mass demonstrations yesterday against the "sequester" - the $85 billion in budget cuts over the next six months that Congress, through its inaction, has allowed to happen.
Library workers announced the launch of a new campaign to secure regular funding for the New York City's world-class libraries.
The GOP plan gives even more tax breaks to the rich, higher subsidies to companies that ship jobs overseas, and bigger tax cuts to corporations.
David Whitaker, Detroit City Council's research and analysis director, said an Emergency Manager is "beyond anti-democratic."
For two years, we have had continual crises with debt ceilings, budget resolutions, and really big scary numbers.
"The one percent is getting wealthier; the 99 is not. We need jobs, not cuts to social services and Medicare."
President Obama is expected to make a case against the budget-slashing sequester scheduled for March 1.