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McConnell Shreds Obama “To-Do” List

by admin on May 10, 2012

In a Senate floor speech Thursday, Republican Leader Mitch McConnell lectured President Obama for pushing a “to-do” list on Congress.

Earlier this week, Mr. Obama delivered a speech unveiling a five-point package of previously announced proposals as unfinished business for lawmakers to accomplish. Among the president’s measures are mortgage relief for homeowners, clean energy manufacturing and eliminating incentives for businesses that ship jobs overseas.

But McConnell says the GOP caucus in the House and Senate has acted on legislation, including dozens of similar bills.

“So I have a suggestion—instead of focusing on his political Post-It note checklist, the president and Senate Democrats should show some leadership and work with Republicans to move on critical pro-growth bills. These proposals will help provide certainty and provide a much-needed boost to our economy,” he says.

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U of L Researchers Develop New Measurement for Logistics Industry Health

by Gabe Bullard March 29, 2012

Researchers at the University of Louisville have developed a calculation that they say could give shipping and manufacturing businesses better insight into how they’ll perform in the future. The Logistics and Distribution Index, or LoDI, measures traffic on rivers, rails, roads and runways and uses the data to generate a number between one and one […]

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Indiana Lawmakers Likely To Revisit “Right-To-Work”

by Rick Howlett October 26, 2011

An Indiana legislative study committee is recommending that the full General Assembly again take up a so-called right-to-work proposal next year. The issue sparked a walkout by House Democrats during the 2011 session. The study panel voted 5-4 along party lines to accept a report that urges passage of right-to-work legislation. The Republican-led proposal would […]

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Mayor’s Office Celebrates New Jobs as Piecemeal Recovery Continues

by Gabe Bullard October 25, 2011

A metal company will bring part of its roofing production business to Louisville and create 23 new jobs. That’s enough to earn praise from city officials. The payroll for the jobs at Drexel Metals will be $1.5 million. The company has been offered half a million dollars in tax breaks over ten years to create […]

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GOP Senators Release Jobs Plan

by Gabe Bullard October 13, 2011

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is leading a group of Republican lawmakers in promoting an alternative to the president’s jobs plan. Today, Paul joined his Senate colleagues John McCain of Arizona and Rob Portman of Ohio in releasing the Jobs Through Growth Act. It’s a response to President Barack Obama’s “American Jobs Act,” which called for, […]

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Jobs Bill Faces Defeat in Senate, Tech Companies Find Workers Overseas, Attorney General Candidate Todd P’Pool: Today on Here and Now

by Laura Ellis October 11, 2011

Democrats are trying to snatch victory from the jaws of almost certain defeat today, as the Senate is poised vote down the President’s $447 billion jobs bill. As that curtain falls, Democrats are scrambling to save parts of the plan, including a payroll tax holiday, with smaller bills more likely to make it through Congress. […]

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U.S. Treasury Secretary in Louisville to Promote Obama’s Jobs Bill

by Devin Katayama September 26, 2011

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says President Barack Obama’s jobs bill would help business grow by investing in Kentucky railways, roads and aviation. Geithner toured the UPS air hub, Worldport, in Louisville on Monday and said in order to improve the struggling economy, business needs help. Geithner’s appearance to promote Mr. Obama’s American Jobs Act […]

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GE To Begin Filling 480 New Jobs

by Rick Howlett September 23, 2011

From the Associated Press General Electric in Louisville will start taking applications for 480 new jobs starting Wednesday. GE spokeswoman Kim Freeman says former employees and those with manufacturing experience will be given first consideration. The company will accept 6,000 applications, and Freeman says anyone who has previously applied for a GE job will need […]

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Kentucky Lawmakers Respond to Jobs Plan

by Gabe Bullard September 8, 2011

Elected officials in Kentucky are split along party lines on President Barack Obama’s jobs plan. Tonight, the president put forward a $450 billion proposal to create jobs. It calls for infrastructure spending, payroll tax cuts, an extension of unemployment benefits and reforms to Medicaid and Social Security. Junior Senator Rand Paul was the first lawmaker […]

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Yarmuth Wants Bold Ideas from Obama Jobs Speech

by admin September 8, 2011

Joining fellow members of Congress, U.S. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., is eager to hear President Barack Obama’s jobs plan Thursday night, which could entail at least $300 billion in tax cuts and federal aid to local communities. The proposal is being called “The American Jobs Act” and includes a two percent payroll tax cut, extending unemployment […]

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