California Protesters Refuse to Become ‘Wisconsin of the West’

California Protesters Refuse to Become ‘Wisconsin of the West’ by Allison Kilkenny Budget protests continued in California this week as hundreds of San Jose city workers gathered at City Hall plaza Tuesday night to dispute the city budget that aims to cut staff, salaries, and benefits. Waving signs and chanting, "They say cut back, we say fight back!" the protesters rallied, then marched from the plaza to the council chamber, where Mayor Chuck Reed and the council had scheduled an evening meeting to discuss the 2011-12 budget. [...]