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Now is the time to fight

He is known the length and breadth of the country as an anti-labor maniac who will go to any length--legal or not, moral or not, democratic or not--to break the unions of teachers, nurses and health-c... read more

Bernie’s Way

Or the right to have health care “because they are human beings ... for welching on one of the president’s top campaign promises: letting the 10-year, budget-busting Bush tax cuts for the wealthy suns... read more

Why Camden, N.J., the Murder Capital of the Country, Disbanded Its Police Force

Critics decried the reorganization as nothing more than union busting. By laying off the officers and rehiring them as county employees, Camden was able to slash officer pay ... its veteran officers. ... read more

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Minnesota spent $45.5 billion the past two years. Should it spend more?

Crafting a new, two-year state budget is lawmakers’ top ... more and the rich should pay Here are some takeaways from the MNLARS report What went wrong with DMV computers? Everything and everyone, rep... read more


How Will the Air Force Pay for its Budget-Busting Next-Generation Bomber?

A top Air Force official on Wednesday floated a potentially controversial scheme to pay for the service’s pricey next-generation ... is expected to cost more than $62 billion over its projected 30-yea... read more

Trump Is Sabotaging a Veterans’ Health Care Law He Just Signed

Last Wednesday, Donald Trump gathered lawmakers ... from the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) budget that could have been used to remediate the agency’s long-standing capacity problems—the agency ... read more

Top lawmakers wrapping up catchall spending bill

To cover that period, lawmakers ... pay for the budget relief in the spending bill. It contains increases for veterans' medical care backed by both sides and fully funds food aid for low-income pregna... read more

Text of Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address

Tom Wolf introduced his 2019-20 budget proposal to state lawmakers today ... ages have real choices when it comes to their health care decisions. Continued investments to reinforce our commitment to t... read more

Trump calls for unity in State of the Union address to divided Congress

“The president was unyielding in his demand for American taxpayers to pay billions ... mental health care for Nevadans suffered during the government shutdown, and caused him personal financial pain. ... read more

Why postal workers need your support

Postal Service officials claim the job cuts are necessary as a result of a budget shortfall that will lead to a default on a $5.5 billion payment to finance retirees' future health care benefits ... a... read more

Trump to draw battle lines with his budget

not Robert Bork’s Lawmakers request new GAO gender pay study MORE (D-Wash.) negotiated in 2013 — and leaders renewed with the 2015 Bipartisan Budget Act — that ended years of bitter fighting over defe... read more

How to Pay for Medicare for All? Supporters Say That’s the Wrong Question. Here’s Why.

Bernie Sanders (I-VT) “would, under conservative estimates, increase federal budget ... and pay for a solid green infrastructure program, with a lot left over,” he writes. “To get that money, we'll ha... read more



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