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Published February 10, 2010, 10:25 AM

Number one priority for Sen. Al Franken is creating jobs

(WDAY TV) - Minnesota Senator Al Franken says his number one priority is creating jobs.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Members of his staff made a stop in Moorhead to talk with people to get their ideas.

Franken's staff asked people what their concerns are, and how they think new jobs can be created. They also explained the senator's SEED bill, Franken says it promotes growth in small to medium sized non-profits. He says it also creates more green jobs.

“Hopefully get banks lending more, so they're confident they can do that. And it all sort of builds on itself and hopefully we're on an upswing here and the economy and will get jobs created.”

Franken's SEED bill is similar to a model used in Minnesota back in the 80s. That plan got more than seven thousand workers back on the job in six months.