2009-07-23 / Local & State

Green Economy A Topic As Lawmakers Meet In Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - 'Green' jobs are a major topic as about 5,500 state lawmakers and staff members gather for a weeklong conference in Philadelphia.

The National Conference of State Legislatures opens the meeting Monday with discussion of green job creation.

Lawmakers and experts will talk about ways states can attract and help companies that strive for sustainable practices.

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates is expected to talk about education reform and innovation in the speech on Tuesday.

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