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Sen. Brewster Touts Jobs legislation
On February 23, 2011
Harrisburg – February 23, 2011 – Sen. Jim Brewster and fellow Senate Democrats today unveiled a six point legislative plan aimed at invigorating Pennsylvania’s economy and creating jobs.
“The beauty of this innovative package is that it promises the creation of more than 28,000 jobs without new state spending,” Brewster said at a Capitol news conference. “By leveraging $2 billion in private investment, we put people to work, train others for available jobs, help small businesses, rebuild our aging infrastructure, and foster the growth of promising new industries.”
The Democratic package, called “PA Works,” would: help small businesses be more competitive, strengthen and streamline workforce training programs, make targeted investments in clean and green energy industries, invest in public works projects, save money by streamlining government programs, and lower and make business taxes fairer.
Brewster invited both fellow Democrats and Republican lawmakers to offer input and ideas on job creation. He said the issue needs to be the legislature’s top priority.
“Creating jobs is our biggest challenge, but it also represents our best opportunity,” Brewster said. “Let’s get to work — on getting people to work.”
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