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Blue Virginia: Counting Your Chickens Before they Hatch

Apparently CEO of Virginia Uranium, Inc., Walter Coles, has been lavishing Virginia legislators with trips to France and La Canada. Hmm, I wonder why?

Now, Coles and VUI are certainly within their rights under federal law to take legislators on trips to France, they did so to the tune of $27,000 for three people in 2010.  They are also in their rights to have spent more than $200,000 on lobbying expenses since 2008.

Elected Official Roundup 3/11/11

Your roundup of our elected officials in the news:

Brett Hulsey (State Rep. WI) and Assembly Dems continue to voice opposition to Walker's bill. "The bill assaults our families, our freedom, it undermines our future in a needless way," said Hulsey in the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.

Get involved in Wisconsin!

Balance your state budget - 11 games that put you in the governor's seat

I know Progressive Majority supporters can balance a budget better than any conservative like Governor Walker. Try your hand at balancing a state's budget or tackle the national deficit.

State Budgets

Ohio's Budget Deficit - Can you balance the state budget? via the Columbus Dispatch

Erase California's Deficit via the Sacremento Bee

Wisconsin Democrats: The best chance at change is at the ballot box

They know it and we know it. The only way to get worker's rights back, in Wisconsin and in other states passing simliar bills, is to vote.

Jim Holperin, Wisconsin State Senator, said over the phone, "Voters now appreciate how quickly rights can be taken away" and called for progressives across the states to vote either in the 2012 elections or in a recall.

If anything, we're even more fired up about Wisconsin

In a hypocritical and duplicitous move, 18 Republican Wisconsin state senators passed Govenor Scott Walker's proposal to end collective bargaining late last night.

It's now clear to all of us: this was not about saving the budget; this was all about destroying unions. With thousands of protesters storming the state capitol we have a message to you:

How about running against these arrogant legislators and bringing union rights back in 2012?

What conservatives should give up for Lent

Today's the day when many Christians wake up from their booze-filled Mardi Gras frenzy, repent, rub ash on their foreheads and give up something really, really important to them for 40 days.

So what should the the self-proclaimed holiest of the parties give up for Lent? We have some ideas...

Democratic Diva: Won’t someone PLEASE think of the children??!?

Because you know, nothing says "caring for children" better than underfunding public schools.

Yep, Arizona state senators voted yesterday to divert even more tax money to a tax credit scholarship aimed at sending children to private and parochial schools.

But really, who can afford to do that? Not most middle class families, I can tell you that.

Plunderbund: Kasich’s State of His Mind Speech

Great review over at Plunderbund about Governor Kasich's State of the State speech:

Kasich offered no coherent vision, no optimism, and worse for his own political party, no confidence that Ohio has a bright future with his leadership.  From beginning to end, Kasich’s State of the State failed to achieve anything favorable for his agenda.  And allowing Kasich to “wing it” today was political malpractice by his staff. 

Five anti-choice strategies that will set women back

While the fight rages on (solidarity, WI!), a lesser-known but just as coordinated, pervasive attack is raging against women’s rights. For years, the anti-choice movement has been sending up test balloons at the state level to determine the most effective ways to chip away at abortion rights. Now, they’re launching a multi-front attack.
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