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Is Thompson right on jobs?

March 6, 2008
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Earlier this week, Jill Long Thompson, who is running for the Democratic nomination for governor, said Gov. Mitch Danielsâ?? approach to economic development has focused on individual companies to the detriment of big-picture policy changes that could improve the business environment.

In addition to writing economic development incentives into the tax code, she said she would award incentives based at least partly on whether companies offer health care, add technology, improve productivity and cut environmental impact.

Companies also should be allowed to buy health insurance through pools, and individuals should be given permanent tax deductions to help finance their health care and ongoing education, she said.

And Thompson called for a renewed emphasis on vocational training in high school.

What do you think?
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