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2020 hopeful Bloomberg unveils rough sketch of economic plan

Posted at 5:29 AM, Jan 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 05:29:40-05

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg is unveiling a rough sketch of his plans to create millions of new jobs focused largely in communities he says have been "left behind" by President Donald Trump.

The billionaire former New York City mayor planned to discuss his prescriptions for the nation's economy during a Wednesday tour across three Midwestern states with stops on the South Side of Chicago, rural Minnesota and Akron, Ohio.

The broad plan calls for raising the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, sending hundreds of thousands of American workers into apprenticeship programs and ensuring collective bargaining rights for all workers.