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Ryan’s Budget Plan Would Dig a Fiscal Grave for States

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Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) proposed federal budget, as we pointed out, is bad for the nation and for working people.

But it gets even worse: Ryan’s plan, which the U.S. House has approved already, would gut what little is left of state budgets by slashing funding for a range of programs. States and localities would lose $247 billion from 2013 through 2021, in addition to the cuts they would absorb because of caps on national spending, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP). (Click on chart at left to expand.)

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Perry Closing Gap on Scott in TWU’s Worst Governor Contest

We haven’t checked the national polls lately to see how Texas Gov. Rick Perry is doing in his I’m-more-right-wing-conservative-than-thou race to capture the Republican presidential nomination. But it looks like he’s closing in on the lead in another important election—the Transport Workers’ (TWU‘s) Worst Governor Ever summer special election.

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Boehner Golfs While Jobs Burn

More than 100 union and community activists in House Speaker John Boehner’s Ohio district figured that the August “district work period”—better known to the rest of us as Congress’ summer vacation—would be a good time to talk with the Republican leader about work or, more specifically, the lack of it for millions of Americans.

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First Recall Results in: One Walkerite Beaten, Two Others Hang On

The first results in today’s six Wisconsin recall elections are in and working families in state Senate District 32 have propelled Rep. Jennifer Shilling (D) to a win over incumbent state Sen. Dan Kapanke (R).

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Steady Turnout as Wisconsin Voters Try to Recall Walker 6

There has been a steady stream of voters today in the Wisconsin recall elections, according to news reports. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports “strong turnout,” and in some precincts “as heavy as a presidential election.”

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It’s a Tough Call. Who’s the Worst Governor Ever?

There have been a lot of really bad governors over the years. But working families are confronted with quite a bumper crop of despicable state chief executives who are hell-bent on eliminating good middle-class jobs, giving the wealthy and corporations big tax breaks, undermining voters’ rights, cutting funding for education and jobs and more.

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Wisconsin Recalls Under Way: Turnout’s Key

Turnout will be the determining factor today in the six Wisconsin state Senate districts where working family voters have the chance to recall the Walker 6—Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) closest state Senate allies who spearheaded his move to take away the collective bargaining rights of public employees and ram through a budget devastating to working families.

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Wisconsin Volunteers Getting Out the Vote to Recall Walker 6

Wisconsin voters go to the polls Tuesday to recall six of Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) closest state Senate allies. The Walker 6 spearheaded his move to take away the collective bargaining rights of public employees and ram through a budget devastating to working families.

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Two New Books Chronicle Historic Wisconsin Uprising

Back in February, everyday Wisconsinites made political history when they rose up against Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) move to crush workers’ rights and eliminate the collective bargaining rights of public employees, from snow plow drivers to teachers.

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ALEC Conference: Sleazy in the Big Easy

This week in New Orleans, some 2,000 state legislators are being wined, dined and given their legislative battle plans by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) to push a corporate agenda and undermine workers’ rights. The Koch brothers-funded and corporate-backed ALEC generates model legislation for right-wing grassroots activists and funds their attacks on workers’ rights, public employees and more.

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