Top Stories April 11, 2012
2012 General Assembly Passes Doomsday Budget, Cuts
The 2012 session ended April 9 at midnight without a revenue package. Our state faces $512 million in cuts to schools and state programs but the wealthiest Marylanders are still off the hook for paying their fair share. It was the first time since 1992 the General Assembly failed to reach consensus on the budget, now at $35.6 billion. See our full analysis of the 2012 General Assembly).
1000 99% Spring Action Trainings to Impact 2012 Debate
Nearly 1,000 events set nationwide will encourage and equip 100,000 people to take direct action this spring to: challenge corporate power, end tax giveaways to the 1%, fight the influence of money in politics, and more.
Candidates Win Party Nomination, More PM Endorsements Soon
Progressive Maryland congratulates the following candidates for Congress who won our endorsement and their party's nomination in the April 3 Maryland Primary elections. We will continue our active support to help ensure their election in November. See PM's candidate endorsements and questionnaires.
US Senator Ben Cardin and US Representatives Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-2),
John Sarbanes (MD-3), Donna Edwards (MD-4), and Elijah Cummings (MD-7)
Maryland News Roundup
Federal News Roundup
PM stands with Giant and Safeway workers seeking fair pay in contract negotiations. PM Interim Director Kate Planco Waybright spoke at a rally, above with Giant worker LaWanda and UFCW 4OO Director of Legislative Growth Strategies, Tony Perez.
Labor News Roundup
Labor launches Workers' Voice April 12, a new campaign to connect and empower all working families, both union and non-union, by harnessing cutting edge technology and old fashioned energy. By signing up to get involved with Workers' Voice, you'll take the first step towards setting the direction of our work around political campaigns, legislative issues and holding elected officials accountable. Sign up and watch video of the launch of Workers' Voice.
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