Donnelly Announces Plan to Help Indiana Businesses Create Hoosier Jobs

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Indianapolis, Ind.--This week, Joe Donnelly, candidate for U.S. Senate, announced his plan to help Indiana businesses create Hoosier jobs.  At five stops over two days, Donnelly talked about his five priorities--and an overarching belief that we should live within our means--to create jobs and strengthen our economy.

In Indianapolis, Joe visited Xylogenics to talk about cutting taxes for Indiana job creators, specifically making permanent the research and development tax credit.  In Fort Wayne, he talked about protecting the good jobs we have now by cracking down on the Chinese government’s unfair practices that hurt American manufacturers.  In Terre Haute, Joe visited Ivy Tech-Wabash Valley to discuss giving workers the skills they need to compete.  In Evansville, he met with mine workers to talk about going all-in on American energy production to create jobs and keep our dollars here at home.  Finally, in New Albany, Joe visited the Sherman-Minton bridge to talk about the importance of investing in Indiana’s roads and bridges.

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Joe Donnelly plans to spend the week rolling out his economic development proposals while his potential rivals focus on Indiana's raucous Republican primary battle.--Associated Press

The Democrat who will take on the winner of the GOP primary between Lugar and Richard Mourdock, Joe Donnelly, launched a jobs tour.  He's at Xylogenics. Donnelly said they can make American energy independent and he wants them to continue to receive a tax credit for research and development.--WISH-TV Indianapolis

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Joe Donnelly is using Indiana's raucous GOP primary battle to begin laying out his policies. Donnelly visited Indianapolis-based biofuels maker Xylogenics Inc. Monday to push for a permanent tax credit for the industry. He is spending the week rolling out his economic development proposals.--WRTV Indianapolis

Democratic Senate candidate Joe Donnelly is touring the state as he unveils his jobs plan. The South Bend congressman’s first stop was an Xylogenics, Inc., an alternative fuel laboratory.--Indiana Public Media

Overall, his program stresses the importance of cutting spending while also increasing revenue. He supports a balanced budget amendment and said he will push to create a permanent commission that would regularly review every federal program and recommend cutting those that do not work. He also said he will oppose trade deals that that hurt American growth and close tax loopholes that allow Wall Street corporations to send jobs overseas.--The Statehouse File

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Joe Donnelly launched a five-stop tour of Indiana on Monday, touting a six-point jobs plan he says will benefit both Hoosier workers and employers. "I've always said the best social program in the world is a job for mom or dad," said Donnelly, a three-term Congressman from Granger.--Northwest Indiana Times

Donnelly is on a two-day campaign swing through Indy, Fort Wayne, Terre Haute, Evansville and New Albany to promote his economic platform. He's calling for preservation of a research-and-development tax credit, and says Congress should approve the Keystone X-L pipeline -- but with a requirement that the oil must be sold domestically.--WIBC Radio Indianapolis

He talked about his support for legislation to impose trade sanctions against China for manipulating its currency, a practice that makes China’s exports cheaper and its imports more expensive. “Who do we stand for –American workers or the Chinese government? I’d rather stand for American workers,” Donnelly said.--Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

The Democrat running for Richard Lugar's U.S. Senate seat is unveiling his jobs plan this week. Joe Donnelly was in Fort Wayne to do just that Monday afternoon. He met with workers from B.F. Goodrich and Dana Holding Corporation. Among his ideas, Donnelly said he wants to provide tax incentives for companies that bring jobs to rural Indiana communities instead of outsourcing them to other countries.--WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Giving workers the skills they need to compete was an issue that took Donnelly, a candidate for U.S. Senate, to the Wabash Valley campus of Ivy Tech Community College.--Terre Haute Tribune Star

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Joe Donnelly talked about Indiana's role in creating jobs through energy production during a stop in Evansville on Tuesday..."A lot of job creation is through energy production," he said. He noted Southwestern Indiana, with its coal-mining heritage, is uniquely positioned to participate in America's growing energy industry. "We produce so much of our electric energy from coal. I think coal is a cornerstone of the American economy," he said.--Evansville Courier & Press

Indiana Congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Joe Donnelly brought his campaign to the Evansville riverfront on Tuesday. Donnelly, a Democrat, told a group of union workers that he would fight against trade deals that ship Hoosier jobs overseas and he wants to use U.S. energy sources like coal, natural gas and wind power to get more people back to work.--WFIE-TV Evansville

Donnelly, who is running unopposed in the May primary, said the country needs a highway bill that returns money back to the states in a fair manner. He said Indiana only receives 92 cents for every $1 they contribute in taxes for transportation.  He said it’s important to improve the state’s infrastructure, which is a way to put more Hoosiers back to work.-- Jeffersonville News and Tribune

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