Teacher aid is first piece of Obama’s jobs plan to get Senate vote
By staff and wire services reports
October 18th, 2011
Senate Democratic leaders have settled on which piece of President Barack Obama's jobs plan they want to move on first: $35 billion for state and local governments to rehire teachers, police and firefighters, the Huffington Post reports.
"Our expectation [is] that the first measure will be teachers," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said during a Monday press gaggle aboard Air Force One…