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New Yorkers protest Bloomberg's budget cuts

Public budget hearings gave City Council members and citizens an opportunity to push back against Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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Tulsa implements ALEC anti-public-school agenda

The city of Tulsa has consistently pushed to cut funding for projects that benefit the taxpayers.

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Library closing plan will shut people out

If the mayor's budget is approved, it will reduce Memphians' library access by nearly 25 percent.

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Interest rate swaps wreak havoc around the country

Like many states and local governments around the country, Oakland is being victimized by the banking industry.

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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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