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Thursday, January 21, 2010

 11:42 AM 

Senate start pushed back until noon

The state Senate was scheduled to start its floor session at 11 a.m., but that's been pushed back an hour due to a Democratic caucus.

The focus of the session today will be on the Dems' CORE Jobs Act the highlight of the agenda.

SB 409 includes a postsecondary education tax credit for businesses, higher annual limits on angel investment tax credits and a host of other provisions.

Meanwhile, Senate Republicans this morning unveiled their own broad job creation agenda that includes reining in government spending, reducing taxes and regulation, and education reform.

While Republicans at the press conference praised some aspects of the Dems' CORE plan, the also characterized it as lacking vision and say the $15 million it invests in job creation doesn't undo the damage done through tax and regulatory increases included in the 2009-11 state budget.

UPDATE: Session start has now been moved back until 12:30.


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