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(NECN: Greg Wayland) - Newly sworn in U.S. Senator Scott Brown has generated a lot of buzz for saying not one job has been created out of the federal stimulus.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick disagrees with the new Senator.
From the new Senator's lips, to the Massachusetts Governor's ears; When Scott Brown sized up the wisdom of a new 80 billion dollar federal economic stimulus proposal, his national politics took on a sharp local edge.
"In Massachusetts it hasn't created one new job and throughout the country as well. It may have retained some, but it hasn't created any new jobs."
"Well, with due respect, he's just wrong."
It so happened, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick was in North Andover Friday celebrating the award of federal stimulus, funded contracts to the solar energy company Nexamp, which is about to install four megawatt solar energy panels at twelve Bay State water and wastewater treatment facilities.
And they're growing jobs right here -- in the last few years having gone from just four employees at the outset , on their way to fifty now and with some infusion of federal stimulus funds you'll be heading north of that and we're very, very proud.
Patrick: "So for anybody who is questioning whether the stimulus bill is creating jobs here in Massachusetts, I say come on over to Nexamp."