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The state’s top number-cruncher discusses taxes, education and the consequences of drowning government in the bathtub.

Scott Walker

The protests in Wisconsin have inspired a new generation of candidates—and they’re winning.

Governor Scott Walker attempted to pit Wisconsin workers against each other. But the effect was the opposite of what he had intended.

Save the American Dream

Twelve red states account for 70 percent of all state and local public sector jobs lost since 2010.

City manager

Unelected individuals are taking control of whole cities and school districts, from Flint to Benton Harbor to Detroit.

Anti-Walker protests in Wisconsin

What does democracy look like? Try a grassroots campaign organized by ordinary citizens to recall their union-busting governor.

Andrew Cuomo

Contrary to the spin, New York’s new tax plan privileges millionaires at the expense of the 99 percent.

Across the country, the Republican party is trying to make it harder for the Democrats’ core constituencies to vote.

Blogs

As governor, Romney worked against gay adoption and anti-bullying efforts. 

October 29, 2012

In both debates, Romney has said he worked with Democrats as governor and would do so as president. His record suggests otherwise. 

October 17, 2012

The bad news? Ohio’s Secretary of State swiftly limited early voting hours.

October 17, 2012

In swing states such as Colorado, the presidential race is coming down to who can turn out their voters, rather than persuading independents. 

October 15, 2012

Pennsylvania’s voter ID law is one of eleven voter suppression laws invalidated by state or federal courts in the past year.

October 2, 2012

Collective bargaining got the real refs back on the football field. It’s a useful tool that should be defended, not attacked.

September 28, 2012

 Felon voting is a legitimate part of any functioning democracy. 

September 27, 2012

As anti-immigration policymakers legalize racial profiling, a coalition of progressive Arizonans refuse to stand down. 

September 25, 2012

The overturn of Scott Walker’s anti-labor law reminds us that workers and their unions have a right to equal protection under the law.

September 17, 2012

“Collective bargaining has been restored for teachers across Wisconsin, for municipal employees across Wisconsin,” says a key union leader.

September 14, 2012