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Burke releases jobs plan

Burke releases jobs plan

 

MILWAUKEE (AP) _ Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke has released a five-part jobs plan that involves investing in entrepreneurs and focusing on higher education.

The former Trek Bicycle Corp. executive released the plan Tuesday morning. She was expected to discuss it in detail at an afternoon event at Marquette University.

The issue of jobs figures to be key as she tries to unseat Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Walker had pledged during his 2010 campaign to add 250,000 private-sector jobs by the end of this year, a goal that appears unlikely.

Burke says the state should invest in entire industries, not individual companies. She says doing so helps promote the common interests of firms and provide more benefit.

She also wants to lower tuition costs and provide more investment capital for entrepreneurs.

 

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