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Gregoire signs $1B stimulus plan for Washington

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire has approved a $1 billion stimulus plan that seeks to get construction workers back on the job.

Gregoire signed the measure Monday at Tacoma Community College. She talked about the importance of having a robust construction industry in the state and said she expects the measure will create thousands of jobs.

The package includes a geographically diverse group of projects, including economic development efforts, weatherization enhancements and environmental improvements.

The spending plans were approved with broad support in the state Legislature.

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