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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Georgia's Democratic candidate for Governor was working this Labor Day, making a campaign stop at an Albany community event.

Roy Barnes believes job creation in Georgia is all within the control of the Governor. Barnes claims education is key and isn't happy with the most recent cutbacks in education funding. Barnes says of Georgia's 10 percent unemployment rate, 6.5 percent are those who have a high school diploma or less. Barnes said he would be in favor of raising the drop out age, and taking more immediate steps to help business.

"All state and local contracts should be given to companies that employ Georgians and not out of state. We should in my view give a holiday on payroll taxes for those who hiring new workers for at least a year or two," said Roy Barnes, Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate.

Barnes says it's taken President Obama too long to get around to focusing on job creation in the United States, and he'd like to see the President create more permanent job tax credits.


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