President Obama’s budget proposal, released Monday, will touch off Washington-centric squabbles over proper levels of federal spending and taxing. Snooze-inducing terms like “continuing resolutions,” “discretionary spending,” and “entitlement spending” will dominate political debates all the way through the presidential caucus/primary season to the 2012 election.
President Obama and House Republicans want to make significant cuts in federal funding that helps low-income families pay their heating bills this winter. Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller doesn't like that idea.
West Virginia's senior senator wants them to reverse their plans to cut funding available through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. AFSC's Rick Wilson weighs in.
President Obama presented worthy economic goals during his State of the Union address of investing in our physical and social infrastructure and increasing employment. Absent was any specific plan of how to achieve these ends without further increasing the national debt.
We have a specific plan President Obama. Take public control of our money system. The AFSC's Greg Coleridge weighs in.
Robert B. Reich, who served as secretary of labor in the Clinton administration and now teaches at the University of California-Berkeley, will speak at Drake University.
Reich, one of the nation's leading experts on work and the economy, will present "The Next Economy and America's Future." The speech, which will include a question-and-answer session, is free and open to the public.
This summer, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed a landmark law reforming the state’s criminal background check system. Aimed at improving acc ess to jobs, housing and other vital services for residents with arrest records, overhauling the Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) has been a target for Massachusetts community activists for over a decade.
When Carte Goodwin was appointed to temporarily fill the seat held by the late Sen. Byrd, he had the good fortune of being able to cast a vote right away that made a real difference for millions of Americans.
West Virginia's newest senator, Joe Manchin, might have a similar chance in the lame duck session of Congress. Rick Wilson explains.
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