Senate Dems shape spending bill that aims for jobs, infrastructure

02/2/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The

Democrats in the Senate are formulating a roughly $80 billion jobs bill that would extend authorization for highway projects, provide job-creation tax credits to businesses and help local governments issue construction bonds. The Senate's work parallels President Barack Obama's focus; his proposed 2011 budget includes $100 billion for infrastructure projects and other jobs programs.

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