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Protests in Madison, Wisconsin

Under attack, labor and its allies are redirecting energy and resources to state-level fights.

Texas Governor Rick Perry

Only the deepest cuts in the country will satisfy this crowd. Will the treatment kill the patient?

Protest in Ohio

Facing a state budget that guts public jobs and services, a progressive coalition comes alive.

The senator's ideological shape-shifting has fallen out of favor.

In the wake of the shooting tragedy, the nation is seeing a true reflection of a state often misrepresented by its right-wing fringe.

The Washington Post's Ezra Klein joins Chris Hayes to discuss whether a new bipartisan proposal in the Senate could pave the way for states to adopt single-payer healthcare systems.

With callous austerity measures, New Jersey's Chris Christie has made himself a contender.

At the California governor's debate, Democrat Jerry Brown redeemed his flagging campaign by making a clear and convincing case for his candidacy.

A severe budget crisis has put all state services--from education to eldercare--in jeopardy.

Blogs

If the consumer activist wins she will become an essential spokesperson for progressive values in national economic, regulatory and fiscal policy debates.

August 26, 2011

Some conservatives have disapprovingly noted Rick Perry’s penchant for sharing government funds with campaign contributors. 

August 18, 2011

Wisconsin Democrats have reelected their legislators, defeated two Republicans, won a majority of the votes cast statewide and created an opening where a bipartisan pro-labor majority in the state Senate can block extreme measures.

August 17, 2011

President Obama will circle around Wisconsin on his Midwest bus trip but never quite touch the labor rights battleground state.

August 15, 2011

“Six months ago no one would have ever expected we would be where we are tonight. The people of Wisconsin have made history,” says Wisconsin Senate Democratic leader Mark Miller.

August 10, 2011

Hundreds of thousands will vote today in recall elections to remove six Republican state senators who sided with Governor Scott Walker's anti-labor, anti-education, anti–local democracy agenda.

August 9, 2011

As part of a push to privatize schools, rich conservatives are pouring a fortune into a campaign to defend Republicans who support school choice schemes.

August 8, 2011

Chris Christie is not a moderate, but some donors seem to think he is the only candidate who could unite the mainstream and Tea Party wings of the GOP.

July 21, 2011

The first Democrat versus Republican recall election produces a big win for the Democrat. With his poll numbers in collapse, Governor Scott Walker's “charm offensive.”

July 20, 2011

Revelations about American Legislative Exchange Council project to link corporate interests with state legislators to impose an agenda that protects polluters, privatizes public education, breaks unions and undermines democracy raises questions about whether group is “evading lobbying disclosure laws,” violating tax breaks designed to encourage charitable contributions and doing “an end-run around state ethics laws.”

July 15, 2011