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Obama's job package

President Barack Obama speaks during a town hall meeting Wednesday in Alpha, Ill., during his three-day economic bus tour. (Associated Press)
President Barack Obama speaks during a town hall meeting Wednesday in Alpha, Ill., during his three-day economic bus tour. (Associated Press)

President Barack Obama speaks during a town hall meeting Wednesday in Alpha, Ill., during his three-day economic bus tour.

WASHINGTON – The jobs package that President Barack Obama plans to unveil shortly after Labor Day could include tens of billions of dollars to renovate thousands of dilapidated public schools and a tax break to encourage businesses to hire new workers, according to people familiar with White House deliberations.

As aides work to put together the proposal, they are also hammering out a companion plan to reduce federal budget deficits over the next decade, which Obama would share with the 12-member congressional super committee charged with finding long-term fixes for the growing national debt. Full story.

What's of greater concern to you, the jobs package or the federal budget deficit plan?




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.









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