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Draft jobs plan is smaller at $1 billion

Post by Brad Shannon / The Olympian on Jan. 25, 2012 at 10:45 am with No Comments »
January 25, 2012 11:02 am

Advocates for a legislative jobs plan are outlining their hopes in a news conference this morning. Meanwhile, majority Democrats trying to work with Republicans on a bipartisan proposal appear to be shrinking their proposal to a $1 billion level – half what the Washington State Labor Council, Associated General Contractors of Washington and others are seeking.

Democratic Rep. Hans Dunshee’s plan in the House is for about $995 million in projects – with just over $1.1 billion in financing. That suggests room to add projects above what he is said to be considering.

Here is a link to my story on the topic last weekend.


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