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Democrats and Republicans Can Collaborate February 23, 2010

Filed under: Economy — Larry E. Stuckey II @ 3:33 am

Five Senate Republicans (including newly elected Senator Brown from Massachusetts) joined Democrats in moving through a new jobs bill in the Senate.  Here are few key highlights of the bill:

–       Exempts employers from Social Security payroll taxes on new hires who were unemployed;

–       Extends a tax break for business that spend money on capital investments like equipment purchases

–       Expands the use of the Build America Bonds program, which helps states and municipalities fund capital construction projects

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