U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown pushes new jobs legislation, but it faces hurdles

Cleveland Plain Dealer

CLEVELAND, Ohio — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown argued Wednesday that the federal government should give cities money to spare public employees, such as firefighters and police officers, from the budget ax.

The Democrat from Avon said he will introduce legislation next week that would funnel $74 billion in grants to cities during a two-year period to help offset declining tax revenues that are forcing some cities to lay off workers.

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