Superior Telegram: Lassa lays plan for jobs

As the race for 7th District congressional seat heats up, Democratic candidate, state Sen. Julie Lassa of Stevens Point is turning her attention to jobs.

Lassa has created a three-tier plan to get Wisconsinites and the nation back to work.

With unemployment in Wisconsin stagnant at 7.9 percent between July and August statewide and the nation facing a 9.6 percent unemployment rate, Lassa said jobs must be a priority.

“The first [goal] is stopping the bleeding,” Lassa said.

She said her priorities include closing tax loopholes that encourage companies to ship jobs overseas, promoting Wisconsin and United States goods in government contracting and reforming job-killing trade deals like NAFTA to level the playing field for U.S. companies and workers.

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