Coalition Urges Rebates for Blizzard and Mudslide Home Improvements wants to include the rebates in the developing jobs legislation.


By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

West Coast mudslides and East Coast blizzards could have a payoff for home­owners. A coalition called is urging Congress to include in the developing jobs legislation rebates of up to $3,000 for home improvements aimed at shoring up dwellings against natural disasters and severe weather. How does it fit into a jobs bill? SmarterSafer says every $1 million spent in construction creates 27 jobs. Eli Lehrer, a senior fellow with coalition member Heartland Institute, says the feds should adopt a "balanced approach" that helps the entire nation, not just the coasts.

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