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Three Budget & Economic Activists
by Adrienne Lauby
Tuesday Jun 14th, 2011 2:44 PM
Two days before the budget deadline, on KPFA's Morning Mix, State Senator Mark Leno, chair of California’s Budget Committee promised that there would be a budget deal by June 15. The Gov. needs four Republican votes for the tax extensions in order to hold off a nightmare of summer budget cuts. KPFA's Morning Mix. Hosted by Anthony Fest and Adrienne Lauby. 16:31
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**Kelleye Everhardt has personally knocked on over 500 doors in Fresno. She’s been motivated by the situation faced by her collage and school age nieces and nephews, the double amputee veteran she cares for, and her elderly mother.

1500 people are expected at a prayer vigil outside the office of one of the key Republicans, Senator Tom Berryhill. Similar vigils are happening at Anthony Cannella’s office in Modesto and in other offices around the state.

**Sheela Gunn-Cushman who was arrested in a legislative office last Thursday. She was part of a coalition that brought 100-150 people to the steps of Chase Bank in Sacramento to call Chase out. Chase Bank owes as much as $15.3 million in back taxes in just 11 of California’s 58 counties – and tens of millions of dollars more statewide.

After marching through the capital streets, 15 disabled people and several dozen supporters went to Senate Republican Leader Bob Dutton’s office. When Dutton refused to commit to voting for the tax extensions, ten of them refused to leave and were arrested.

**Neumann Strawbridge is part of a group that has been knocking on doors in Santa Rosa. They have a message that will extend past this budget crisis. It is: Take back the Wealth. The rich and poor are not in the same boat. The rich are stealing from us.

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And Wesley Snipes is in prison for misdemeanor failure to file federal tax returnsAnn GarrisonThursday Jun 16th, 2011 4:08 PM
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