Category: State & Local Budgets
A Living Wage for NYC Public Workers
After intensive negotiations, AFSCME District Council 37 and the New York City mayor's office agreed to provide a living wage for thousands of DC 37 members who make less than $10 an hour.
Corporations Get Tax Breaks While Illinois Taxpayers Get Shaft
In Illinois, Gov. Bruce Rauner decided that $100 million in business tax breaks promised to corporations by a previous governor must be honored. Meanwhile, taxpayers will get the shaft.
Libraries Still Essential Resources
Celebrate National Library Week; Thank a Librarian
Underfunding and understaffing plague public libraries
'We are trying to do more with less,' said John Hyslop, president of Queens Library Guild Local 1321. 'But there is only so much you can do when you lack resources.'
How to Fix State and Local Budgets (and Help the Middle Class)
States and local governments have been cutting vital public services for years because of shrinking revenue and bad policy decisions - and the results have been devastating.
Maryland Workers Rally Against Anti-Worker Budget
More than 500 workers from every corner of Maryland converged on the state Capitol to rally against Gov. Larry Hogan’s plan to take away a pay raise from workers and drastically cut essential programs.
Effort to Fast Track ‘Right-to-Work’ Foiled in New Mexico
More than 100 concerned citizens, community groups, students and union members packed a local Las Vegas, New Mexico, café for a town hall meeting to discuss some of the most important issues debated this legislative session.
Thousands Rally Against Walker’s Next Attack
MADISON, Wisconsin – More than 5,000 people turned out to the Capitol building here to tell their elected representatives they’ve had enough of union bashing by the state’s political leaders.
OCSEA Beats Aramark Price on Food Service Bid
OCSEA presented a proposal to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction to take back prison food service, which includes a lower per-meal cost than current prison food service vendor, Aramark.
Walker Pound Foolish on Wisconsin Senior Drug Plan
Gov. Scott Walker wants to cut $15 million from a prescription drug program for seniors. This would also lead to a loss of $15 million in federal funding.
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