Newsom lauds Obama’s request for JobsNow extension 

The recent trips Mayor Gavin Newsom took to Washington D.C. to pitch for an extension of the JobsNow program may have worked their magic.

President Barack Obama has included an extension of the program in his proposed budget, the Mayor’s Office said.

JobsNow has put more than 1,600 San Franciscans back to work, Newsom said in a statement.

“If cities and counties across the country start similar programs, they will immediately spur job growth in their own communities,” he said.

The mayor also applauded the president’s inclusion of new tax incentives for small businesses in the proposed budget.

“By emphasizing tax credits for businesses who hire new workers, President Obama is investing in the same policies that San Francisco is advancing at the local level,” Newsom said.

However, Newsom hasn’t had much luck convincing some members on the Board of Supervisors to consider his tax break proposals.

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