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Budget impasse hurts millions of Californians

Programs affecting millions of Californians face a double-whammy: delays in funding, and uncertainty about what funding they will ultimately receive.

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“Most successful social insurance” celebrates 75th birthday with a warning

“We are here today to celebrate it, and to demand that our elected officials keep their hands off of it,” said Nan Brasmer of the California Alliance of Retired Americans.

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Progressives launch budget fight a year early

NEW YORK - Though this year's city budget, one of the most austerity-driven in recent memory, has just been completed, a group of City Council members is already preparing for next year's fight.

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Quick action on financial reform urged

WASHINGTON (PAI)--Union allies, led by the Americans for Financial Reform, urged lawmakers to quickly approve the comprehensive Wall Street reform bill that congressional negotiators produced in late June.

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Some victories and more battles on NYC budget

The new budget contains significant cuts to vital services, but the City Council, buoyed by a huge outpouring of rage from city residents and workers, turned back some of the worst cuts.

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NY Progressive Caucus demands: Tax the rich

NEW YORK - As Mayor Michael Bloomberg's budget axe chops at public workers and services, a large section of the City Council wants another solution: tax the rich.

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Corporate interests block jobs legislation

Powerful corporate interests in Congress however are blocking jobs legislation.

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Illinois budget crisis deepens, as lawmakers recess

Suffering from the worst budget deficit in state history, the Illinois legislature passed a FY 2011 budget in late May that will mean continued devastation of education and social service programs.

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Disabled and proud, Californians mark ADA anniversary

More than 2,000 disabled people and supporters marched to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and to demand no cuts in vital services.

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Emergency funding urged to prevent worst school cuts in 50 years

Tens of thousands of teachers and other school staff are facing layoffs across the country for the coming school year, along with slashed programs, larger classes and shortened school weeks.

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