GOP Senators kill Obama's jobs bill

President Obama's jobs bill he says would have created 26,000 jobs in Minnesota -- was dead upon arrival in the U.S. Senate. Republicans voted to kill the $447 billion plan the president had spent weeks campaigning for across the country.
Author:
Publish date:
Updated on

President Obama's jobs bill he says would have created 26,000 jobs in Minnesota -- was dead upon arrival in the U.S. Senate. Republicans voted to kill the $447 billion plan the president had spent weeks campaigning for across the country.

Next Up

Related

Senate GOP leaders release plan to phase out business property taxes

Republican leaders say the change would save Minnesota businesses $50 million the first year. That amount may well be added to the state budget deficit. The Senate GOP says the job creation would be worth it. DFL critics say there's no assurance that companies would used the money they save to create jobs.

The Obama JOBS Act and crowdfunding: bright promises, likely failure

President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act into law, on April 5. According to the President and bipartisan lawmakers who supported it, its passage makes it easier for small companies and startups to go public and raise capital by changing a variety of the regulations around raising money. I don't think this is going to work ...

Minn. GOP in debt for $500K

State Party Chairman Tony Sutton says the financial burden is due to Republican's calculated gamble in the 2010 elections. The state GOP spent heavily on campaigning and won the state Legislature for the first time in a generation.

Bill Clinton, Paul Ryan to campaign in Minnesota on Sunday

Former President Bill Clinton will be at St. Cloud State University's Atwood Center Sunday on a campaign stop for President Barack Obama. Also scheduled to stop in Minnesota Sunday is Republican vice presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, who plans on holding a "victory rally" at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Obama outraises Romney in Minnesota

Since April 2011, President Barack Obama has raised $2.2 million from donors in the state – less than 1 percent of the $255 million Obama's campaign has raised throughout the nation, according to recently filed reports. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney raised $401,000 in Minnesota during the same period of time. Romney has raised $120 million total nationally.