Monday, September 12, 2011

How The American Jobs Act would impact Texas

The American Jobs Act

I was reading up on Obama's proposed American Jobs Act. More specifically, I was wondering how it would affect The Lone Star State if it were to pass in it's current form. Here's some of the findings:

• Highways- Texas will receive $2,332,100,000 in funding to support as many as 30,300 jobs.

• Firefighters,Police & Teachers -While supporting the hiring of tens of thousands more and keeping cops and firefighters on the job. These funds would help states and localities avoid and reverse layoffs now, and will provide $2,565,500,000 in funds to Texas to support up to 39,500 educator and first responder jobs.

• Building schools - Texas would stand to get about $2,300,000 and create approximately 30,000 jobs.

 Construction workers- Rehabilitating and refurbishing hundreds of thousands of vacant and foreclosed homes and businesses, Texas could receive about $114,100,000 to revitalize and refurbish local communities, in addition to funds that would be available through a competitive application. 
• Community Colleges-  Investment in modernizing community colleges fills a key resource gap, and ensures these local, bedrock education institutions have the facilities and equipment to address current workforce demands in today’s highly technical and growing fields. Texas could receive $458,400,000 in funding in the next fiscal year for its community colleges.

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