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Published: Thursday, 12/4/2008

Wozniak, McNamara ask U.S. for green jobs funds

Lucas County Commissioner Tina Skeldon Wozniak and Toledo City Councilman Joe McNamara are asking U.S. Sens. George Voinovich (R., Ohio) and Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) to include green jobs programs in Lucas County in any federal stimulus package.

In a letter sent to both Ohio senators as well as U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo), Ms. Wozniak and Mr. McNamara said dollars from a federal stimulus or economic recovery plan should go toward local efforts promoting environmentally focused jobs.

That would include the Toledo-Lucas County Green Jobs Partnership, which aims to promote training for dislocated workers, as well as programs for at-risk youths.

Both said the program, already being devised, would have an immediate impact if it received federal aid.

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