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Parents and activists unveiled seven 50-foot-long lists of signatures — totaling more than 16,000 — petitioning against Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed budget, which includes cuts to New York City schools, today at City Hall.

“Unless you’re stupid or ignorant, you understand that 20,000 of your constituents have signed this, and don’t want you to make these cuts,” Council Member Robert Jackson said. “If you ignore that, you shouldn’t be in office.” [GothamSchools] [Tell Mayor Bloomberg & the NYC Council: No Excuses for School Cuts]

 

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The Arizona Senate is ditching its controversial measure to knock on doors and ask Arizona residents about their voting history. According to AZCentral, Senate President Karen Fann (R) on Friday penned a letter U.S. Department of Justice detailing the decision.

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