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Obama Jobs Plan Includes $3 Billion for Florida Teachers, Schools

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President Barack Obama unveils his jobs plan Monday at the White House.

President Barack Obama’s jobs bill would pump $1.7 billion dollars into Florida to preserve teacher and first responder jobs, according to details released this week.

Florida would also receive $1.3 billion to modernize and upgrade school facilities. The White House estimates the projects would support 16,600 jobs.

Obama held a Rose Garden press conference to roll out the plan details Monday. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., said he would not support school renovation money.

The bill also includes business and individual tax cuts and job training.


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