Economy

B: NH Prison Privatization Risks Placing Industry over Public Interest

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B: NJ Fighting for Gender Equality in Trenton

Every year, the last few days of June in Trenton are dominated with talk about the budget – and rightly so. This year, when you factor in consideration of the rushed higher education merger plan, it is easy for news on other pieces of legislation to be drowned out by the big-ticket items.
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B: Catholics Travel to Protest Immorality of Paul Ryan's Budget

Catholic nuns have taken to the street on a Midwest bus tour protesting the new Republican budget by Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan. They are highlighting the cuts to the social safety net by visiting hospitals, schools, healthcare facilities, homeless shelters, food pantries and other institutions where they can reach those most likely affected.
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B: CA Consumer Group Urges Public Officials to Keep Tax Dollars In State

Consumer Watchdog today called on state and local governments to quit spending taxpayer millions on Scott toilet paper, Kleenex tissues and other products from Kimberly-Clark Corporation. The global company is part of a corporate coalition battling to keep a tax loophole that benefits only out-of-state corporations---to the detriment of California schools, local governments and state services.
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B: NJ Democratic Leadership's Budget Plan Flawed but Reality-Based, Unlike Governor Christie's

Christie's budget proposal assumes aggressive growth, would leave tax cut in place even if growth unrealized.
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B: NJ Rushing To The June 30 Finish Line: The Budget and Tax Cut Proposals

 Whatever does not pass the legislature in about two week will probably not see the light of day for three or many more months later.
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