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Ben Cardin green jobs bill introduced in Frederick

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FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin is visiting Frederick to unveil a bill that he says will create up to 40,000 green construction jobs nationwide.

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The Maryland Democrat says the bipartisan legislation would provide tax incentives to make the roofs of existing commercial buildings more energy-efficient.

Cardin says the bill would significantly reduce the depreciation schedule for retrofitting roofs for energy efficiency.

Republican Sen. Mike Crapo of Idaho is co-sponsoring the legislation.

Cardin says other supporters include the National Roofing Contractors Association and the United Union of Roofers.

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