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How the Obama jobs bill will or won't help Nevada
How the Obama jobs bill will or won't help Nevada

AIR DATE: September 27, 2011

One of the big focuses in the Obama jobs bill is jump starting the countries fledgling construction industry. To do that the president wants to invest $50 billion in new infrastructure projects and another $15 billion to rehab vacant and foreclosed and homes and businesses. In Nevada no other industry has been as hard hit as construction. According to the Nevada Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation of all the jobs lost in Nevada during the economic downturn, roughly one of every two was from the construction industry. We explore whether the initiatives in the Obama jobs plan will help Nevada and if the construction industry will get the promised job growth the bill is touting.
Karoun Demirjian, politics reporter, LV Sun
Bill Anderson, Chief Economist, State of NV
Mandi Lindsay, Govt Affairs Dir, Associated General Contractors, LV Chapter
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