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    • Stateline Story
    September 3, 2004
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    Republicans made the case this week for a second term for President George W. Bush, saying his policies already are helping states budget prospects and will help states deal with the ongoing challenges of health care costs and job growth. Bush formally accepted his partys nomination at the Republican National Convention Thursday and sketched out his domestic agenda for a second term. more

    • Stateline Story
    August 11, 2004
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    State governments are caught up in a national political firestorm over outsourcing U.S. jobs to cheaper operations overseas. Paying foreign workers to do state taxpayer-funded jobs touches a political nerve that has motivated 35 statehouses to consider anti-outsourcing legislation this year and nearly a dozen states to curb offshoring. Surprisingly, many states didnt even know their work had left the country. more

    • Stateline Story
    July 30, 2004
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    If John Kerry is elected president, Democrats foresee a new partnership between the federal government and states. The U.S. senator from Massachusetts accepted his party's presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night, and he and his supporters said a Kerry White House would pursue new strategies to create jobs, lessen health care costs and boost state economies. more

    • Stateline Story
    July 13, 2004
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    From editorial boards to Capitol Hill to living rooms across the United States, much has been made of the outsourcing of American jobs overseas. Outsourcing is not, however, the cause, but rather a symptom of a larger and more critical issue the U.S. may be losing its competitive edge and its leadership is once again being challenged in the increasingly global marketplace. more

    • Stateline Story
    March 31, 2004
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    The growing zeal to keep U.S. jobs from going overseas including state jobs has the high-tech industry scrambling to defuse the anti-outsourcing sentiment surfacing in more than half the countrys statehouses. A new report says global outsourcing of computer-services jobs will create more than 317,000 other new U.S. jobs in 2008, including 34,000 jobs in California and 24,000 in Texas. more

    • Stateline Story
    March 1, 2004
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    Hollywood has its Walk of Fame, the world's most famous sidewalk. Southwest Virginia soon could have a music trail with highway markers to make it easier for visitors to follow the birth of country music in the Appalachian Mountains. State lawmakers look to tourism to help shore up a local economy suffering from the demise of coal mining and the loss of jobs to workers overseas. more

    • Stateline Story
    September 15, 2003
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    States are wrestling over whether they should contract out or "outsource" their information technology projects to private companies, including those located overseas. While farming out state high-tech work may be cheaper and more efficient, state politicians are leery of the possible voter backlash about losing state jobs to foreign companies, industry and government officials said. more

    • Stateline Story
    May 8, 2001
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    Whatever happened to the growth issue? Nothing. Its still out there, as fresh in the minds of many Americans as the memories of this mornings traffic jam. Lawmakers and governors in at least two dozen states made proposals to deal with the issue this year. Action is still possible in several, but so far only a few have followed through. more

    • Stateline Story
    July 7, 2000
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    Mississippi led the way in increasing jobs and revenue in the service sector between 1992 and 1997, a new Census Bureau report shows. Service industry jobs, in hotels, restaurants, computer rental firms, technical training schools, temp agencies and other similar enterprises, accounted for more than half of all new jobs created nationwide in the non-farm private economy during the most recent five-year period for which complete information is available. more

    • Stateline Story
    June 14, 1999
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    The booming United States high-tech industry has created more than one million jobs since 1993 and provides a total annual payroll of more than $240 billion, according to Cyberstates 3.0, a report issued earlier this month by the American Electronics Association. The report shows that the U.S. high-tech industry employed 4.8 million workers in 1998, with Texas, California, Georgia, Colorado and Washington leading the way. more

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