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Green candidate for mayor based in Occupy Tucson tent

TUCSON, Ariz (Reuters) – There is no bank of telephones at Mary DeCamp’s campaign headquarters, no volunteers eager to bring her message to the masses. The Green Party candidate for mayor of Tucson, who is days away from losing her home to foreclosure, is flanked by fellow Occupy Tucson activists…

California governor signs controversial “Dream Act”

SACRAMENTO (Reuters) – California Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday signed a controversial bill dubbed the “Dream Act” that would allow illegal immigrants to receive public funds for college education. “Going to college is a dream that promises intellectual excitement and creative thinking,” Brown said in a statement issued by his…

N.C. Gov. suggests suspending congressional elections

North Carolina’s Democratic governor suggested this week that the U.S. suspend congressional elections for two years so the people’s representatives won’t have to focus on reelection while they work to solve the nation’s budget woes. “You have to have more ability from Congress, I think, to work together and to…

Perry: Another Texas governor who would be president

MIAMI — Rick Perry, George W. Bush’s successor as Texas governor, was expected to make his 2012 White House run official on Saturday — touting his state’s robust job growth as a model for the struggling US economy. Perry, who polls show running a close second behind Republican front-runner and…

Schwarzenegger’s solution to California’s budget woes: End welfare

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday unveiled plans to plug California’s budget deficit by slashing billions of dollars worth of funding for services designed to help the state’s poor. Schwarzenegger’s budget proposals would see spending cuts of 12.4 billion dollars and include the elimination of California’s welfare-to-work program and virtually all…

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