Senate and House Republicans announce pro-jobs legislation

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Calling it an opportunity for the Legislature to pro-actively support job creation, Republicans from the House and Senate today announced a package of bills aimed at helping private-sector employers create and retain jobs.
“Just hours ago, we learned that unemployment in our state jumped again — to 9.5 percent. People are hurting,” said Sen. Janéa Holmquist, ranking Republican on the Senate Labor, Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee. “A top priority for the 2010 Legislature should be to protect and create new jobs. We understand that our state’s economic recovery depends on our business climate and employers’ ability to provide jobs to our citizens.”
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