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Today's Teamster News 09.14.11

Legislature begins fall session with arrests, heated debate  WKOW.com   ...After showing up for a pre-planned protest event called a "camera flash mob" in the State Assembly gallery, two people were arrested for videotaping Tuesday afternoon's session...
JobsOhio makes first big investment… in high-priced lawyers  Plunderbund   ... as we predicted and everyone fully expected, JobsOhio is facing legal challenges over its constitutionality...
State: Buss can't testify in prison privatization lawsuit  Tallahassee Democrat   ...The state does not want recently ousted Department of Corrections Secretary Ed Buss testifying in a lawsuit ... to stop privatization of prisons in South Florida...  
Council May Challenge Voter ID Law  Channel9News   ...A new law requiring Tennessee voters to provide photo identification at the polls goes into effect next year, but the Chattanooga city council is considering a challenge to the new law...
Christie: A Koch and a smile (opinion)  phillyburbs.com   ...The troubling relationship between the oil billionaire Koch brothers and Gov. Chris Christie has been confirmed by the recent release of a recording of the keynote speech the governor delivered at a fundraising convention hosted by the fossil-fuel industry giants in June...
South Carolina governor faces scrutiny over trips  Boston Herald   ...Haley, a Tea Party-backed Republican who has decried wasteful spending since she took office this year, is fending off criticism that the trip was more of a personal vacation than an economic development mission...
Gov. Corbett, Keep Our State Parks Public  (opinion)  Nazareth Patch   ... Gov. Tom Corbett recently told reporters that our stunning state park system tops his short list of state assets to privatize -- along with liquor stores and prisons...
Bankruptcy protection case tossed  Kennebec Journal   ...The largest chunk of this debt is $5.3 million for the New England Teamsters & Trucking Industry Pension Fund of Burlington, Mass...
Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2010  U.S. Census Bureau   ...The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that in 2010, median household income declined, the poverty rate increased and the percentage without health insurance coverage was not statistically different from the previous year...

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