Lawmakers vote on jobs bill

Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A bipartisan jobs bill is expected to pass Wednesday, but economists say the bill will likely only offer a modest boost in hiring.

The $15 billion package includes funds for highway projects and other tax incentives.

The bill will offer a $1000 bonus if new workers stay on the job a full year.

Some economists estimate that the jobs package could lead to 250,000 new jobs.

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