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Gillibrand to unveil plan to spur high-tech jobs

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will outline her proposed

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will outline her proposed legislation to help scientists develop their research into high-tech products and companies during a news conference at Stony Brook University on July 7. (Feb. 24, 2012) (Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) today will announce a bill she plans to introduce to help scientists develop their research into high-tech products and companies.

The senator will outline her proposed legislation during a news conference at Stony Brook University.

The idea fits into a larger effort by Stony Brook, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and other local research institutions that hope Long Island will become a hub for bioscience companies to boost job growth and fuel the region's economy.

ā€œWe need to equip our brightest minds with tools needed to create innovative businesses and jobs,ā€ said Gillibrand, who is running for re-election this year against Manhattan attorney Wendy Long.

It is unclear whether Gillibrandā€™s bill has Republican support.

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