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Republican lawmakers wade carefully into Labor Day participation

With labor rights a prickly subject, Republican lawmakers in some states face a quandary about participating in Labor Day events. In Wisconsin, legislators who supported Gov. Scott Walker’s efforts to curb collective-bargaining rights are treading carefully. State Sen. Pam Galloway says she’s attending a parade even though she knows some people won’t be happy to… Continue Reading Republican lawmakers wade carefully into Labor Day participation

Democrats are accusing newly empowered House Republicans of exempting more than $1 trillion in proposed tax cuts and higher spending over the next 10 years from a promise to cut federal deficits. The exemptions include a bill to repeal last year’s health care legislation as well as GOP-backed proposals extending a series of tax cuts… Continue Reading Dems say GOP exempting $1 trillion from deficit

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