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NYPIRG: 170 gave more than half of total political donations

Times Union
Casey Seiler
3/25/2014
http://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/208992/nypirg-170-gave-more-...
With campaign finance reform and the creation of a public financing system for elections in the wind at the moment in the budget negotiations, NYPIRG’s data maestro Bill Mahoney joined other good-government advocates to release a report on the state’s top political donors and the political entities that find a home for their money.

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NYPIRG report reveals Time Warner, Cablevision among highest donors to state politicians

Troy Record
Kyle Hughes
3/24/2014
http://www.troyrecord.com/general-news/20140325/nypirg-report-reveals-ti...
ALBANY >> Two of the biggest cable TV and Internet providers in New York are among the mega-donors to Albany’s political elite, a new report out Tuesday said.

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Cynthia Nixon: Bring back the governor I voted for

Legislative Gazette
Richard Moody
3/24/2014
http://www.legislativegazette.com/Articles-Top-Stories-c-2014-03-24-87321.113122-Cynthia-Nixon-Bring-back-the-governor-I-voted-for.html
An Emmy Award winning actress is calling for the return of the governor she voted for – the one who said inequity in education funding and failing schools is the prevailing civil rights issue of our time.

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Actress Nixon advocates for education in Albany

WHAM
3/24/2014
http://www.13wham.com/template/inews_wire/wires.regional.ny/33e9e61e-www.13wham.com.shtml#.UzHX161dU-I
Emmy award winning actress Cynthia Nixon is in Albany asking Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders to increase school aid in the state budget due April 1.
Advocates with the Alliance for Quality Education say Monday the current budget falls short of what the Board of Regents has recommended.

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Soundview Academy parents rally for education equality in public schools

News 12 Bronx
3/24/2014
http://bronx.news12.com/news/soundview-academy-parents-rally-for-education-equality-in-public-schools-1.7487353
THE BRONX – Parents from one Bronx school staged a rally demanding equality when it comes to their children’s education.

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Syracuse activists: Local legislators must demand more for city schools

Syracuse.com
Paul Riede
3/21/2014
http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/03/new_york_education_funding_syracuse_school_district.html
A dozen education activists stood on the steps of the State Office Building in Syracuse this morning to demand more funding for the city’s schools.

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CD: #AllOfUs Take the Capitol Bldg (Part 2)

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The Nation: 84 Percent of NYC Fast Food Workers Report Wage Theft in a New Survey

In 2010, New York passed a statewide anti–wage theft law that the Progressive States Network described as the strongest in the country. In January, the Chicago City Council unanimously passed an ordinance that threatens offending companies with the loss of their business licenses.

Radical Right-Wing Tax Plans Run Into Trouble

Taxes are on the minds of many this week as April 15th approaches. They're also on the minds of many conservative governors -- in states such as Louisiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Nebraska -- who have seen their radical tax proposals to further enrich corporations and the wealthy run into major resistance from voters, businesses, and even conservative lawmakers. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who this week withdrew his regressive plan that would have eliminated the state income tax while raising the sales tax, has seen his standing drop sharply in the polls. In the run up to Tax Day, increasing attention is being focused on how tax breaks for the wealthy and corporations increase burdens on the middle class.