It’s the GOP’s turn on jobs

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In light of the recent jobs legislation authored by State Senate Democrats, Senate Republicans have come out with an alternative proposal. It of course has no chance of being realized in the near future because the entire Republican caucus voted for the Democratic bill, but so goes the game of public relations in government.

You wouldn’t believe it, but they advocated for lower taxes and tort reform. But even more interesting was the bone they threw to education and health care.

The thoughts and recommendations of over 150 employers detailed in the Task Force Report can be summed up in the following categories:

•First do no harm

•Higher taxes mean fewer jobs

•Cut through the red tape

•Train and educate a 21st century workforce

•A strong economy requires affordable healthcare

It’s refreshing to hear the GOP admit that high health care costs stifle innovation and business.

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