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Governor's Job Plan
Wed February 13, 2013
Washington Governor Unveils Job Creation Plan
Originally published on Wed February 13, 2013 4:55 pm
OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington Gov. Jay Inslee unveiled a series of proposals Wednesday in Olympia he’s hoping will create more jobs. The Democratic governor’s plan focuses on training for tech-savvy workers and funding transportation projects. He also says expanding Medicaid next year will lead to more than 10,000 new jobs within two years.
“Expansion of Medicaid is a system that will not only reach over 250,000 Washingtonians with health care, but will help job creation all across the state.”
This was the first of multiple policy proposals Inslee is planning over the next few weeks. Washington legislative committees have until Feb. 22 to hear policy bills.
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