Home front investments create jobs
October 10, 2012
The Roanoke Times reports, "Nine of every 10 Roanoke City Public Schools teachers returned to work this school year, resulting in one of the lowest turnover rates in recent years. 'It appears the salary increase had an effect on that,' said Sandra Burks, the division's executive director of human resources... 'This is the best report we've ever seen,' school board member Lori Vaught said." The Associated Press also reports, "The large-scale development of wind power off the Mid-Atlantic coast would create more than 70,000 jobs from New York to Virginia, an industry-sponsored study concludes. The study released Wednesday said those jobs would be created by a new industrial base needed to manufacture, build, operate and maintain the towering wind turbines, and an additional 40,000 jobs would be needed to serve the supply chain."
Progressive Point: Home front investments - funding for our schools, police officers, and clean energy here at home - are our shared investment in Virginia's future. We invest in our schools and teachers so our children can get the best education, in our roads and bridges so our businesses can move their products, and in clean energy, the fastest growing industry in the U.S. today, because it creates jobs.
Investments in Virginia's home front strengthen and benefit us all. They drive our Commonwealth's competitiveness, create opportunities for new businesses, and help our families stay healthy and safe. Mitt Romney and Bob McDonnell want to keep cutting our investments in Virginia's home front, just to give the richest few even more special tax breaks the rest of us can't get. Romney wants to get rid of Obamacare and pass health care costs down onto the states. McDonnell keeps passing the buck on home front investments down from the state to our cities and counties. You don't invest less in the things you value, and Virginians value our Commonwealth's communities.
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