President Obama in Colorado for stimulus bill signing - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

President Obama in Colorado for stimulus bill signing

President Obama is headed to Denver, Colorado to sign his economic stimulus plan.

In the city where he accepted his party's nomination less than six months ago, Obama has chosen to showcase the historic bill in a state where the new energy economy is thriving.

Before the signing at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, he's taking a look at the century old building's new system of solar panels. 

"Because of the works we've done in creating this new energy economy and creating sustainable job growth we've provided a template for the administration," said Colorado Governor Bill Ritter.

In addition to money for clean energy the bill provides tax cuts and credits that benefit 95% of U.S. families.  

It has tax incentives to help with paying for college or a first home. 

Unemployment benefits will be increased, and there's money to re-train workers. 

The President hopes the stimulus will create more than three million jobs over the next two years. 

Critics say it's short on stimulus and requires too much government spending.

Aides say Obama will be traveling more often to sell his economic policies after his successful road trips last week in Indiana, Florida and Illinois.

Next the President will unveil a plan to stop housing foreclosures with federal bailout money, as his western road trip continues to Arizona.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Southwest Airlines sought more time for engine inspections

    Southwest Airlines sought more time for engine inspections

    Thursday, April 19 2018 1:02 AM EDT2018-04-19 05:02:22 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 1:34 PM EDT2018-04-19 17:34:07 GMT
    (NTSB via AP). National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Southwes...(NTSB via AP). National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Southwes...

    The Federal Aviation Administration's announcement late Wednesday comes nearly a year after the engine's manufacturer recommended the additional inspections, and a month after European regulators ordered their airlines to do the work.

    More >>

    The Federal Aviation Administration's announcement late Wednesday comes nearly a year after the engine's manufacturer recommended the additional inspections, and a month after European regulators ordered their airlines to do the work.

    More >>
  • Asperger's pioneer and namesake assisted Nazi child euthanasia camps

    Asperger's pioneer and namesake assisted Nazi child euthanasia camps

    Thursday, April 19 2018 12:08 PM EDT2018-04-19 16:08:23 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 1:29 PM EDT2018-04-19 17:29:56 GMT
    The pediatrician,long celebrated for his pioneering work in autism was a willing participant in Nazi killings. (Source: Wikipedia)The pediatrician,long celebrated for his pioneering work in autism was a willing participant in Nazi killings. (Source: Wikipedia)

    The pediatrician long celebrated for his pioneering work in autism was a participant in Nazi killings, a report says. 

    More >>

    The pediatrician long celebrated for his pioneering work in autism was a participant in Nazi killings, a report says. 

    More >>
  • Bat key to tequila trade gets off US endangered species list

    Bat key to tequila trade gets off US endangered species list

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 2:40 PM EDT2018-04-17 18:40:20 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 1:08 PM EDT2018-04-19 17:08:00 GMT
    (Richard Spitzer/U.S. Fish and Wildlife via AP, file). FILE - This 2013 file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife shows nectar-feeding lesser long-nosed bats attracted to a hummingbird feeder during a citizen science bat migration monitoring pr...(Richard Spitzer/U.S. Fish and Wildlife via AP, file). FILE - This 2013 file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife shows nectar-feeding lesser long-nosed bats attracted to a hummingbird feeder during a citizen science bat migration monitoring pr...
    Wildlife managers in the American Southwest say a once-rare bat important to the pollination of plants used to produce tequila has made a comeback and is being removed from the U.S. endangered species list.More >>
    Wildlife managers in the American Southwest say a once-rare bat important to the pollination of plants used to produce tequila has made a comeback and is being removed from the U.S. endangered species list.More >>
Powered by Frankly