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Shocking new cuts will gut Chicago schools

After closing 50 schools, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools are cutting elementary and high school budgets tens of millions of dollars.

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Michigan rally slams Republicans' "Education Inc." agenda

LANSING, Mich. - Pam Kirchens believes that a free quality public education is the cornerstone of a democratic society and that every child in Michigan deserves access to equal and excellent public education.

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Colorado fires blaze on as workers rush to fight them

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service an out of money to pay for firefighting equipment this year, after Congress only provided half of the total sum of money it has cost to fight wildfires so far.

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Despite growing revenue, Calif. governor shrinks budget proposal

Not surprisingly, Republican legislators praised Brown's budget, with Republican Assembly leader Connie Conway calling it "realistic."

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Benefit cuts in Obama’s ‘compromise’ budget draw protests

Labor and its allies in a broad array of movements are rising up against the plan.

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Chained CPI equals benefit cuts for retirees, veterans

The billionaire-funded campaign against Social Security has gone into high gear, and it's called chained CPI.

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Workers coast-to-coast demand rollback of "sequester" cuts

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.

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"Unsung heroes" fight for New York library funding

Library workers announced the launch of a new campaign to secure regular funding for the New York City's world-class libraries.

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New Ryan budget: “A zombie he won’t let die”

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.

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Emergency manager not necessary, Detroit officials argue

David Whitaker, Detroit City Council's research and analysis director, said an Emergency Manager is "beyond anti-democratic."

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