Ritter to detail proposal to boost economy | AspenTimes.com

Ritter to detail proposal to boost economy

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

DENVER ” Gov. Bill Ritter is preparing a package of legislation he says will shore up Colorado’s economy.

The governor plans to detail his proposal Thursday on job-creation bills he will send to state lawmakers next year. Ritter says his package includes small-business loans and more training at community colleges.

The Democratic governor has said that government investment in construction improvements and energy production are among the best ways Colorado can weather a national recession.

Already Ritter has asked President-elect Barack Obama to steer more than $1 billion in federal road spending to Colorado.

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