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GOP budget vs the people

would destroy the American Dream and, according to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka,, "establish a government of, by and for the 1percent."The budget proposes the unleashing of numerous additional reductions in the living standards of working people.

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Over 1,000 at Oregon Capitol protest cuts, school privatization

More than a thousand public employee unionists, educators, parents, environmentalists, and Occupy activists rallied for a "Strong Schools, Strong Oregon" day of mass action at the state Capitol.

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Obama budget draws praise, some complaints, from labor leaders

The president's budget will be ignored in the GOP-run House, where Budget Committee Chairm Paul Ryan, R-Wis., intends to draft a proposal, which is expected to push killing of Medicare as we know it.

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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center may close doors

The Freedom Center may have to close its doors due to a lack of funding.

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Tulsa announces more cuts in minority areas

Objections were raised to the city's failure to consult with the taxpaying voters in the affected community before making such important decisions.

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Awake the State rally rocks Orlando

Republican lawmakers and Republican Gov. Rick Scott are expected to push for deep cuts, including in Medicaid and unemployment benefits.

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California governor proposes more cuts

Jerry Brown released his budget proposals, including slashes to already devastated human needs spending and a projection of new revenues from sales taxes and taxes for millionaires.

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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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GOP makes new round of shutdown threats

The administration wants passage of a short-term budget measure to allow for more time for negotiations on the budget bill and the payroll tax cut for workers.

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Black public workers first laid off by job cuts

African Americans are experiencing the sharpest edge of layoffs of government and other public workers across the country

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