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Group hopes to bring 2,000 manufacturing jobs to Stone Mountain
The Stone Mountain Community Improvement District hopes to see 2,000 new jobs in the area by the end of 2013. That mission is part of an overall infrastructure investment and economic development plan the group created with community input and support from the Atlanta Regional Commission, the DeKalb County Development Authority and other partners. NeighborNewspapers.com
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Softex Paper Inc. Invests $2 Million To Locate Production Facility in Rock Hill, South Carolina
Softex Paper Inc., a maker of consumer and commercial paper products, will invest $2 million to establish a new production complex in York County, South Carolina. Area Development
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Kissimmee lands Italian plane manufacturer
Italico Aviation, an Italy-based airplane maker, announced plans Dec. 4 to open a manufacturing plant at Kissimmee Gateway Airport. Orlando Business Journal
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Louisiana pledges $135 million incentive package to land natural gas complex
BATON ROUGE -- Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has pledged a more than $135 million incentive package to South African energy company Sasol Ltd. to build a multibillion-dollar complex in southwest Louisiana to turn natural gas into chemicals, diesel and other fuels. Times-Picayune
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Republicans Revert To Pre-Election Tax Plan: Promise To Raise Revenue By Magic
After spending weeks insisting that they don’t need to release additional details for a proposal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, House Republicans publicized a counter offer to President Obama’s plan on Monday. The plan is similar to the vague outline Mitt Romney proposed during the election and offers few specifics as to how Republicans aim to raise the revenue they’ve promised. Think Progress
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GOP Rep. Has No Answer For Why Republicans Won’t Vote For Middle-Class Tax Cuts
Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), the incoming chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, could not explain during an interview on Wednesday why House Republicans are holding middle- and low-income tax cuts hostage to the cuts for the wealthiest Americans in the fiscal cliff showdown. When pressed by CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, Hensarling first cited complaints about spending, but when O’Brien asked why he couldn’t set spending levels aside and compromise on taxes first, he had nothing but unrelated talking points: Think Progress
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Arkansas high court sides with state wildlife agency in Corps of Engineers suit
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the government’s argument against compensating the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission for damages caused by temporary flooding. Arkansas News Bureau
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Will Kentucky Embrace Ashley Judd’s Progressive Senate Run?
Rumors that film star Ashley Judd is considering a run for Senate in her native Kentucky are solidifying. Politico reported Tuesday that Judd has spoken to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and a Democratic pollster about a possible challenge to Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Judd, an unabashed progressive activist, attended the Democratic National Convention this year as a delegate from Tennessee, where she currently lives. Should she decide to run, it won’t be difficult to determine where she stands on crucial policy issues. Here are just a few examples: Think Progress
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University of Kentucky initiates first cancer reporting model of its kind in U.S.
LEXINGTON, Ky. — The University of Kentucky has created the nation’s first working model for electronic health record (EHR) reporting of cancer cases to the state’s cancer registry. Lane Report
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High court rejects Oklahoma abortion laws
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Supreme Court tossed out two laws Tuesday that slapped restrictions on abortions. The state's high court found that House Bill 2780 was unconstitutional, agreeing with an Oklahoma County District Court. The measure would have required any woman seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound within an hour of the procedure and have it explained to her before the procedure. Tulsa World
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