RadioNation with Laura Flanders: February 22, 2006
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This week we broadcast live from Nevada, where Silver State progressives have been expanding union power, raising taxes despite GOP opposition and creating new coalitions reaching from immigrants to business. Featuring: Bob Fulkerson of the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, Ireri Rivas of the Nevada Immigrant Coalition. D. Taylor, Secretary-Treasurer of the Culinary Workers Local 226, Las Vegas, the nation's fastest-growing union and Maggie Carlton, a waitress elected to the State Senate, talk about labor's growing power in the nation's fastest-growing city. Kristina Wilfore, of the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center, and Nevada political consultant Gail Tuzzolo, on how ballot measures can bolster the progressive agenda.