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Workers near victory in reform of faulty Calif. jobs program

California Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign legislation to change a corporate tax break that cost Teamsters their jobs.

The state Assembly yesterday approved the bill, AB 93, yesterday.

For years, companies across the Golden State used the $750 million-a-year enterprise zone program as a way to relocate good-paying jobs to other areas deemed economically challenged. Then the companies pay the workers less in the new location. In some cases, corporations used the tax breaks for hiring decisions made years earlier.

NC middle-class tax hikes to inspire 5th 'Moral Monday' protests

The fifth Moral Monday protest in North Carolina tomorrow is likely to be the biggest ever. Three new bills that raise taxes on working families and lower them for wealthy businesses are fueling the growing protest movement.

The tax proposals were unveiled by North Carolina lawmakers this week. They continue the Republican-controlled legislature's assault on working class North Carolinians.

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