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Archive: April 1, 2011

HARTFORD, Conn. - Those promoting prison reform, including the ACLU of Connecticut, hope this year's budget crisis will enable passage of drug reform legislation, and decriminalizing marijuana is one of the proposals. The group's staff attorney, David McGuire, notes that putting nonviolent offenders ...Read More

BLAINE, Wash. - Union members from Washington, Oregon and British Columbia say if they chant loud enough this weekend, they might just be heard in Wisconsin. Their Saturday "International Solidarity" rally in the border town of Blaine is meant to show that they intend to oppose any attack on collect ...Read More

PORTLAND, Ore. - Early Saturday morning, buses of union members from Oregon will depart to join an international workers' solidarity rally on the U.S.-Canadian border, where they'll meet up with counterparts from Washington and British Columbia. Canada is facing the same sorts of economic pressures ...Read More

HELENA, Mont. - The April 1 theme at the Capitol today (Friday) is "No fooling with our future." Up to 1,000 people will rally to protest state budget cuts, maintaining there's no budgetary reason for them. Speakers with disabilities, nurses, small business owners, and conservation groups will be f ...Read More

FARMINGTON, N. M. - A handful of New Mexicans who work with programs that assist seniors and low-income households are in Washington, D.C., to sound alarm bells about the impact of budget cuts now being debated in Congress. The proposed U.S. House budget makes significant cuts to job training, ener ...Read More

PHOENIX - Up to a quarter-million low-income, childless adults would be cut off from Arizona's Medicaid program under various budget proposals being debated by lawmakers and the governor, who claim the current program is not sustainable. But Tim Hogan, director of the Arizona Center for Law in the P ...Read More

AUSTIN, Texas - The full House of Representatives starts debate on the next Texas state budget today (Friday) in Austin. As lawmakers wrestle over sweeping cuts to education, Medicaid, and various health and human services, the Capitol grounds will be buzzing with rallies, vigils, musical performanc ...Read More

CONCORD, N. H. - Amid one of the biggest protests in New Hampshire history, House lawmakers passed a budget full of cuts to state-funded programs that include education, mental health services and public safety. They also will mean layoffs for hundreds of state workers. Among the thousands of prote ...Read More

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